Post # 1
So I was diagnosed with an ulcer a week ago. I’m on a BRAT diet for a little while (unclear as to when I’m stopping that. Im not sure if its my follow up appointment on Wednesday or in 1-2 months when I stop taking medicine.)
Does anyone know if I will ever be able to eat some of these foods again? (Such as onions, cabbage, spicy foods, etc?)
I’m on a super strict diet for now. No fatty foods, no caffine, no sugary foods, no dairy, and nothing acidic. Basically I’ve been eating rice, applesauce, bananas, sweet potatoes, tons of bread, and some talapia.
Cutting out the liter or more of pop a day hasn’t been a challenge at all which really weirds me out. Drinking at least 2 liters of water a day hasn’t been either, which is super weird to me. The biggest challenge is that I have been craving butter like all get out. I don’t even normally eat a lot of butter. Its kind of a special occasion thing and its all I want.
Im just really sick of bland food. If it wasn’t for the sweet potatos there would be no flavor in my life. Does anyone have any suggestions for things I can eat that arent totally tasteless?
Post # 3
Sorry that you are dealing with an ulcer. I hope you start feeling better soon. There are some amazing vegan receipes out there if you are open to that.
Post # 4
@Mrs.Firefly1: Ahh, thats a good point. One really odd thing that Ive read that I shouldnt be eating is beans or peas or lentils, because of the fiber. I assume a lot of vegan recipes deal with those, but I’ll look out for any that don’t involve those things. Thanks!
Post # 5
@Caizn: I was thinking about that in the back of my head… I wasn’t sure what the restrictions are. Are you able to eat meat? Do you like fish? I would take some of the vegan rice and potato receipes and add them to a bland meat or fish. My FI is polish and their food seems like it would be great for you.. it’s very basic, not a ton of seasoning, but good. You could possibly stew boneless chicken breast and rice in the crock pot? Or can you grill some shrimp, fish or chicken? Tilapia, Orange Roughy and Salmon are my favs. I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 6
I had ulcers several years ago and can happily say that I have no food restrictions now, so it does get better 🙂 I do suggest calling the doctor’s office and just leaving a message with the receptionist asking when you can slowly start adding back in other foods. I do recall that it took time and I slowly starting adding back in other foods. I mostly went by what I could handle (per my dr’s instructions). I love spicy foods so I definitely can eat those just fine now. Maybe try some soup that is lightly spiced?
Post # 7
Did your doctors test for H pylori? It is a significant cause of ulcers and can be treated with antibiotics.