Giggle..Other things I do and eat. I don't go to bed with a full stomach. Eat small meals and chew my food thoroughly. I use Splenda and not sugar or other artificial sweeteners as per DR instructions regarding Lupus. Sugar, simple carbs are related to causing inflammation in your body and Lupus is an inflammation to the whole body disease....eat in moderation.
I make the following recipe for nutritional value when I can't eat.
1 1/2 cups Kefir Yogurt...bottle like a thick milk. I use plain. Maybe they have lactose free yogurt?
1 cup of frozen whole berries.
1 tsp of Splenda
Blend till smooth and drinkable or can be thick like soft serve ice cream.
I also drink Atkins drink because of the higher protein. I prefer Dark Chocolate. This is made from Dairy protein...so maybe not a good choice for you.
I do not eat raw foods when my stomach is acting out... like bananas, broccoli and etc. Steam all vegetables.
Soy milk....seems more digestible at times, but each person with Lupus is different, so some people may not tolerate soy very well. People associate soy with estrogen and think it is inflaming...correlation that Lupus maybe estrogen hormone related. For me, it does not aggravate SLE
Maybe try not combining food. Like just eat steamed veggies at one sitting, and poached or boiled chicken at another.
Sometimes when I eat dense food, they are slow going down my esophagus. I have narrowing of the food tube...so I have had it dilated.
DR are sometimes ignorant because over weight people can be malnutrition too.
I hope things are better for you today. Sounds like you are in a flare. For me, showering daily helps to keep my body moving and seems to lessen the flare while I shower...gives me a break in the day...
Be well...hugs. O.
I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.