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Old Today, 10:46 AM
 
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I notice my cravings are all over the place when I'm sick. When I was sick at the airport once, all I wanted were Berry Skittles. I don't know why. I've been sick the last few days and my diet has ranged from Chicken soup and Chicken rice porridge to cheese and crackers to ice-cream. And now I'm craving pizza. I normally don't eat any of these things. I'm going to the store later and can't decide what to get. I don't like frozen pizza so if I had to get pizza, I'd go to a pizza place but I'd rather cook. I might make more rice porridge but I'm getting tired of soupy things. Looking to get some ideas!
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Old Today, 10:50 AM
 
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If I feel like eating, I want carbs. I usually want something like mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. Comfort food. I also like some kind of cola, especially if I have a sore throat or an upset stomach.
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Old Today, 10:56 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Yep, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, garlicky chicken noodle soup, cream of wheat are all good. I sometimes crave oranges. Jello or ice cream if I'm feverish. Ginger ale and hot toddies.
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Old Today, 11:00 AM
 
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If I’m sick I usually don’t feel hungry, though I still eat unless it is a digestive illness.

The only craving I ever had when ill consumed me so intensively I don’t know what would have happened if the thing I craved had not been in the house. I had influenza, a severe case of it. One night while lying on the couch in fever, I kept getting more feverish and began checking my oral temp every few minutes. It rose amazingly fast, and I began feeling like I was going to become delirious or pass out. Never had had the flu get that bad before.


101, 101.x, 102.x, 103...somewhere around this point I had a vision and intense craving with one thought only: TANGERINE. Eat TANGERINE! I told my now-husband to bring me the tangerine I had bought a week or so earlier. That the fever was rising so fast I might go into a coma. I ate it and within literally moments began feeling better. I kept checking my temp and sure enough, it kept steadily dropping long after I had finished every atom of that tangerine (OK, not the peel). It felt like a miracle, truly, and I will never forget it.

Pay heed to unusual cravings, at least ones for genuinely healthful whole foods.
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Old Today, 11:03 AM
 
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If I’m sick I usually don’t feel hungry, though I still eat unless it is a digestive illness.

The only craving I ever had when ill consumed me so intensively I don’t know what would have happened if the thing I craved had not been in the house. I had influenza, a severe case of it. One night while lying on the couch in fever, I kept getting more feverish and began checking my oral temp every few minutes. It rose amazingly fast, and I began feeling like I was going to become delirious or pass out. Never had had the flu get that bad before.


101, 101.x, 102.x, 103...somewhere around this point I had a vision and intense craving with one thought only: TANGERINE. Eat TANGERINE! I told my now-husband to bring me the tangerine I had bought a week or so earlier. That the fever was rising so fast I might go into a coma. I ate it and within literally moments began feeling better. I kept checking my temp and sure enough, it kept steadily dropping long after I had finished every atom of that tangerine (OK, not the peel). It felt like a miracle, truly, and I will never forget it.

Pay heed to unusual cravings, at least ones for genuinely healthful whole foods.
That is really odd about the tangerine. Never heard that one before.
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Old Today, 11:04 AM
 
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About the only things I feel like eating when I'm sick are grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken noodle or tomato soup with lots of crackers, and 7 Up.
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Old Today, 11:55 AM
 
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Homemade soup. Usually smoked pork udon which is broth based.
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Old Today, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Chicken broth, tea (hot and iced), water and sometimes popsicles.
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Old Today, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Kanada ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ
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If I am sick I prefer clear soups,Chamomile tea and Zwieback.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwieback
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Old Today, 12:10 PM
 
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Ginger ale, coffee, tea no food
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