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Why Am I Craving Milk
Lactose free milk: You can get lactose free milk (lactaid or other brands) - this is regular milk whcih has been treated to break down the lactose so it won't bother you. Also lactose free yogurt is available. The other option is to use lactase pills when eating or drinking things that contain lactose to help you digest them. ...Read more
Not hungry: Different women have different metabolism and appetite. Sometimes your mood may suppress your hunger, or rarely an underlying illness. Just make sure you are eating well while breastfeeding to ensure that you can nourish both yourself and baby. If you find you have other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
It's actually: THIRST mediated! NOT MILK although that may be your drink of preference! Happy New Year/Healthy new Year and avoid the thirst....DRINK WITH MODERATION just sayin... Dr Z ...Read more
Why am I craving things and my taste buds messed up why am I bloated but having diarrhea am I pregnant ?
Alcohol is a CNS dep: Alcohol is a CNS (brain) depressant meaning it shuts down many of the brain's automatic controls over respiration, heart rate, etc. We also have a huger/satiety center in our brain which may also shut down and may lose appetite or eat voraciously. Moderate drinking usually does not have such effect. Alcohol also is high caloric intake with little nutritional value. ...Read more
Nausea/Vomiting: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, ; even reaction to stress. See your doctor please. ...Read more
Unlikely: Soy allergy doesn't usually cause "gas"--this may be an intolerance, but not likely to be a true allergy. ...Read more
I am really constipated. Feeling nauseated, migraines and always hungry craving sweets :-( not pregnant. Please help!
Most Likely Not: Cravings may be a behavioral response to a metabolic need. For example, if you are craving bananas, you may be low in potassium. Apparently, prenatal vitamins have largely decreased this issue but it is still something to consider. Check with your ob/gyn for advice on appropriate nutrition during this time of high metabolic need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol effects: I agree with my colleague dr. Ali about possible alcohol intolerance. In addition, alcohol is a very dis-inhibiting drug. For some, the first drinks may reduce social anxiety -- allowing easier, and more fun interactions. With more and more drinks, the response can change to irritability because of poor frustration tolerance -- and our usual social decorum (run by our brain cortex) is asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: The lactose intolerant person is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea, but this mar heal and tolerance returns. You can either avoid lactose or take the enzyme as a supplement ; have a great life. ...Read more
I am very gasey i thought i was lactose intolerant so i stop using diary products still gasey wen i pass. Gas its really disgusting what do u think?
Gas producing food: There are other things that may give you gas. For example legumes in the form of beans are gas producing. Consult a gastroenterologist or nutrionist for more informstion. ...Read more
Food cravings: Food cravings may or may not mean what you think. Pica is a condition in which people crave dirt and eat dirt, often because they are iron deficient. I'm not aware of a condition related to peanut cravings, but it never hurts to consult a dietician to go over your eating habits and see what could be done to improve them. Try to eat a balanced diet with lot of vegetables, including peanuts. ...Read more
Ulcer: This could be a symptom of an ulcer.Any wt loss?, black stools?...If so, see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi I am always tired and find myself taking naps. I am on neurontin(3mnths) but I am tired way after taking it. could it carbs like bread? Thanks!
Clarification: Gabapentin is not a nutritional item but does have tendency to stimulate appetite and thereby promote weight gain. The side effect of drowsiness is common but looks like you are unlikely to get used to it. Lyrica (pregabalin) might result in less adverse effects, and could be considered. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 8 weeks pregnan with twins i am extremely nauseous i cant keep much down i have started craving raw red potatoes is it bad for me to eat them?
No, they are ok: The nutritional value of a potato is actually greater when it is eaten raw. It contains vitamin C, B6 and niacin. Curiously, raw potatoes are known as a food craved by pregnant woman. Be very careful to wash the potato carefully. Good luck with the nausea (and the twins!) ...Read more
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