I have been extremely hungry for the past week and nothing satisfies me. I'm male, 5'11, 164 lbs, so normal height/weight ratio and I haven't been exercising so the hunger is not from that. The only thing that has recently changed is that I had strep and was on antibiotics for a long time.
I was on amoxicillin (875 mg) for 10 days for strep. The strep did not go away, so I was then on Biaxin (500 mg) for only 6 days. I stopped taking it the 6th day because it was on the 4th day that the insatiable hunger started and I couldn't stand it anymore, though I'm not sure if it's related to the antibiotics. My hunger has gone away somewhat, but I am eating 3 lunches and 2 dinners every day and I have gained some weight, but not too much.
I'm hungry roughly every 2 hours no matter what I eat and have had gas for awhile now. I know I am not digesting my food completely as evidence by my stool. I am also irritable, sometimes dizzy, and feel nauseous and faint. So it's really impacting my life and work and I don't know what else to do. I am taking probiotics but not sure if that is helping much. It seems like if I drink those nutrition drinks, Ensure or Boost, that it keeps the hunger away for an extra hour, but still comes back with a vengeance. It's horrible because I'm now waking up at night because I'm starving. If anyone has had the same experience, please let me know.
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