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  • mary murchison posted an update in the group Group logo of The Daily QuestionThe Daily Question 5 years, 7 months ago

    How long is the longest you have gone without eating food? I have lost my appetite due to a stroke and want to eat but I just can’t eat, it has been about 72 hours, but I do drink vanilla boost.

    • I’ve gone about 24 hours without eating anything. I had a virus and couldn’t keep anything down for three days, but that was different. I must have kept something down. Be sure to drink enough Boost if you can’t eat. I wonder if broth or another liquid source of nutrition would also be good? I think that I would try that. I wonder if you should let your doctor know that you’re having trouble eating.

    • Make sure you are drinking plenty of water too. It’s very easy to become dehydrated when you’re not eating enough. Even though you’re drinking meal supplement shakes, you still need water.

      I’m sorry to hear you’re not feeling well, and I hope things get better for you soon.

    • So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I agree with adding water. Stay hydrated and the time will come when you can add your foods back in. Wishing you a speedy recovery.