Advice on how to survive family dinner when you can't eat without pain.
Hi I'm new to the mighty and I am in need of some advice! I have diagnosed Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Central Sensitization Syndrome, Endometriosis and Symptomaticly diagnosed POTS (waiting for appointment with cardiologist) and I am going for a late holiday dinner with my grandma, aunt parents and my spouse. Now like alot of granny's she loves to makesure everyone eats enough. Except for me eating is extremely painful and makes me get monsterously bloated and my fatigue gets bad as POTS makes you feel all wonky after eating. But she always keeps insisting. Currently I have one small meal a day of chicken and potatoes as they cause the least pain. So does anyone have any advice of how to nicely, make her understand that I simply can't eat all the food the others eat? #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #stomachissues