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I haven't been really sick in years, when I get a little bit of a cold I notice that I'm more willing to try new recipes.  It makes me feel better trying something new, especially if I make it myself(compared to going out for takeout) but sometimes I like going out to get some poutine.  Last time I was really sick was when I had to get my gallbladder removed, at that time, I couldn't really eat anything because it would trigger a lot of pain.  So I would normally eat a lot of quinoa because everything else made me sick.  To be honest, I'll be happy to never see a plate with quinoa on it served to me ever again...

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13 minutes ago, cuteycindyhoney said:

I had a gauze pack on it for hours, but that was making me feel ill. I don't like holding things in my mouth like that. I thought the bleeding was done when I finally took it out. I feel okay now. I hope I'm never sick like that again! The dentist told me to eat only "mushy" things for a few days. He said mashed potatoes, oatmeal, noodles, things like that. I just had some soup, and that went down well. I'll try some scrambled eggs in the morning.

I know, right. I nearly gagged on what I assumed is my own saliva at times. And I had to swap for a fresh gauze about every 30 minutes. Still, I got through it and so will you.

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I don't really eat anything in particular apart from soup like most seem to. I also drink Gatorade a lot

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1 hour ago, SwitchGuy2018 said:

I know, right. I nearly gagged on what I assumed is my own saliva at times. And I had to swap for a fresh gauze about every 30 minutes. Still, I got through it and so will you.

Yup, I'll make it. It still doesn't hurt, thankfully. I have some pain medication, but so far I don't need it. I'm worried about "Dry Socket" though. I hope being sick last night didn't mess things up. Time will tell. I plan on going to the dentist (or at least calling) to see if he thinks I need to come back in.

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Usually I don't eat if I'm sick, it depends on what i'm sick with. Reason why... well I don't like vomiting, like it legit terrifies me because I have a tendency to panic if I cannot breath. So to prevent it the best I can I don't eat anything when sick.

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When I'm sick, my mom usually makes me grilled cheese with chicken noodle soup. I don't really have much of an appetite when I'm sick, so I pretty much only eat once a day, I can't ever seem to finish two meals when I'm sick without feeling like I'm gonna explode :blink:  

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I like to eat Mac & Cheese, but not the spicy one!
NO SPICY SALAMI!
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It largely depends on the character of the illness. If I'm having stomach problems I go with Saltines and 7-Up and very little else. If I have a regular cold I like comfort food like a poached egg on toast. Light broth soups like chicken noodle are okay too. 

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If the sickness induces throwing up, I refuse to eat anything. If it's something mild like a cold or a fever though I'll just stick to my normal eating habits, except that there shall be more Burana.

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15 hours ago, Snow Frostflame said:

Usually I don't eat if I'm sick, it depends on what i'm sick with. Reason why... well I don't like vomiting, like it legit terrifies me because I have a tendency to panic if I cannot breath. So to prevent it the best I can I don't eat anything when sick.

That will make it a lot harder to recover

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Depends on what I'm sick with. The cold or flu, I usually just have soups and orange juice. Don't really deviate from what I normally eat. Just more vitamin C & electrolytes and avoid dairy. 

Stomach flu, nausea or food poisoning on the other hand, I refrain from everything except saltine crackers, bread and bananas. 

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Usually just protein drinks, because my appetite goes down the drain when I get sick... :pout:

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It can be soup and poridge 

But definitely not fried and seafood

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Mostly nutritional stuff, laying off cold dairy products and anything with particles (bread, biscuits, etc.).

Lots of herbal tea and food with spices. Chicken curry and pureed carrot soup are favourites. Also, minced garlic with a spoonful of raw honey and a glass of warm water - works a charm on the immune system.

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Ginger ale, and carbonated water.

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Mashed potatoes and gravy. It's warm, soothing and has nothing harsh to it.

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if im actually sick then pretty much nothing

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5 hours ago, Manaka Hitomi said:

if im actually sick then pretty much nothing

That would only make the illness last longer

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Chimichangas,Spanish food,etc I don’t get I’ll very quick

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5 hours ago, Feather Data said:

That would only make the illness last longer

Yeah but usually my first priority is to rest 

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Waffles and pancakes are always nice to eat when you're sick.

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When I have nausea, ice cream always makes it go away.

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If I have a bad cough, then I eat pineapple and drink strawberry milkshake. It seems to keep it in check for a good couple or so hours and helps to clear it up faster. As for the rest of the cold symptoms, I always find spicy food helps me out. Also rice coated in salt and vinegar. Fortunately, I never vomit when I'm ill. Otherwise, I'm sure some of the stuff I have would be a nightmare coming back up. :laugh:

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