Hi! I am absolutely serious that I have been diagnosed with these conditions and am not coping well with my diet and could use some suggestions.
I have been told I need to be on a soft diet due to TMJ arthritis issues, which is a source of alot of pain even if I talk a lot, but am not crazy about using a food processor. I need to avoid many, many things due to interstitial cystitis/IC, I've been instructed, such as most fruit, vinegar, mayo, soy sauce and much more. The bladder can be very painful if I ignore this diet very much. Occasionally I drink water w/baking soda before eating an offending item.
I need to avoid certain foods due to severe GERD issues (recent endoscopy showed from reflux esophagitis and gastritis). One of the allowable fruits on the IC diet is blueberries, but it seems to aggravate my GERD. Other foods are migraine triggers for me, such as those containing sodium nitrite/nitrate. I've been instructed to eat a lot of salt, due to POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), but too much salt in the diet once gave me a migraine. I also have IBS and osteopenia.
Any tips, food suggestions, etc. that I could easily implement would be appreciated.
My current diet looks something like this:
graham crackers and lactose-free milk- breakfast
dinner of chicken nuggets/thin tenderloin breast strips (thicker chicken breast to difficult to chew) or fishsticks/filets are frequent selections along with canned or frozen vegetable or well cooked carrots and perhaps potato or rice or sweet potato
lunch- nut-chopped to smitherines macadamia nuts (about 5), pro-biotic yogurt, a pear/pear halves, popcorn w/smart balance & salt, cheerios w/rice milk
I take multi-vitamin, calcium citrate and magnesium, as well as flaxseed oil capsules.