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I went out for sushi and had, for the first time since surgery, rice, banana, seaweed salad, and avocado. I also tried sea urchin (which is repulsive). Either way, I don't know what I ate but HOLY CRAP. My stomach burns like FIRE. Like "YOU HAVE AN ULCER IMMEDIATELY" fire. I did eat too much, I know, but eating too much has never made me feel like this! It actually burns so so bad! I took some Pepcid and some mystery gas medicine a coworker gave me. Please pray. lol.


Semi-related - how "long" does it take to stretch the pouch? I *occasionally* eat too fast or overeat a bit to where I burp a little. Not every day or anything like that; I don't make it a habit... but it happens. Does OCCASIONAL overeating affect your pouch or is it routine? Does overeating "slider" foods affect it at all, or just dense foods that would push things outwards?

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11 hours ago, Mikeyy said:

That's a lot of carbs but maybe the texture of seaweed is the issue or did you accidentally use WASABI that will burnnnnn

I've used wasabi before with no issue. I was in serious serious pain until 8PM and have had some indigestion today. Like the pain was just getting worse and worse as time went on. The SEVERE pain last 8-9 hours. Nothing like dumping or anything. But stabbing doom.

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I know if I eat too much or too fast I do burp but it’s not painful, only uncomfortable. I hope you are feeling better. Maybe it was the mix of fat and spice or a certain kind of fish?

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1 hour ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

I know if I eat too much or too fast I do burp but it’s not painful, only uncomfortable. I hope you are feeling better. Maybe it was the mix of fat and spice or a certain kind of fish?

Maybe all of this plus the rice. I've heard rice can be very difficult for some and that it "might" swell in our tums? You might have even temporarily blocked up your stoma with the seaweed or the rice.

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11 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Maybe all of this plus the rice. I've heard rice can be very difficult for some and that it "might" swell in our tums? You might have even temporarily blocked up your stoma with the seaweed or the rice.

I don't think I will truly know since I had so many new things at the same time (my b). I DID have a few pieces of sushi in the past, but poked out most of the rice. I'm sort of thinking it was combo food poisoning from the sea urchin which tasted BAD and maybe the seaweed salad bulking up really badly. ;(

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6 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

I don't think I will truly know since I had so many new things at the same time (my b). I DID have a few pieces of sushi in the past, but poked out most of the rice. I'm sort of thinking it was combo food poisoning from the sea urchin which tasted BAD and maybe the seaweed salad bulking up really badly. ;(

Oh yeah. For reals on the seaweed bulking up at your stoma! Ugh. And food poisoning is like being "a little bit preggers." It generally is never that. It either IS or IS NOT, like Yoda. :) LOL. Cuz you'll know. You would be spewing from both ends simultaneously. That's how a doc once described how I'd know it was food poisoning versus a 24hr virus.

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36 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Maybe all of this plus the rice. I've heard rice can be very difficult for some and that it "might" swell in our tums? You might have even temporarily blocked up your stoma with the seaweed or the rice.

That is a great point. I bet that was the issue. I was thinking food poisoning to but that wouldn't cause an immediate reaction. I guess I will not be trying rice any time soon either.

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For sure! :(

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I've had food poisoning before, but didn't know if I would react differently since we don't really vomit anymore. Ah well. Anyways, no more anything listed above for me. lol.

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I cannot do rice, even one spoonful. Tears me up every time! It’s like it swells and the pain is incredible and long lasting. Gas-X sometimes helps, but I just took it off my menu, permanently.

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A shame because I used to like it a Lot but that's Just the Breaks of It All, doubt I Too will ever be able to Eat it Once Again- and I am Over a Year out- believe it hits us "Kangaroos" harder, our pouches just do Not Forgive Well such an Insult!

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