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Phlegmatic hunger suppression?

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  • Posted By: Gnarlodious
  • October 25, 2009
  • 03:40 PM

I feel fine. In fact I feel very fine. For years I suffered from overpowering hunger pains if I did not eat for about 9 hours. Pain so annoying so as to interfere with my concentration. Now suddenly in the last few weeks that all changed. Instead it seems like I am having an allergy attack. In this odd "allergy attack", LOTS of phlegm is produced far in back of my sinuses, which I am forced to constrict and pull back and swallow. Pretty gross I know. This can be severe for about 10 minutes and is rather antisocial, but fortunately I have no friends :D. BUT the phlegm seems to suppress my stomach pain and my hunger. I am not joking. The phlegming stops after a while.

I wonder if this is a normal immune response to hunger? At my age is it something that just starts happening? Do others have it happen? Or is it some kind of adaptation peculiar to myself? Limiting my food intake has always been a real challenge. Suddenly now it is so easy to eat less and still concentrate without the distraction of severe hunger. Can anyone tell me what has happened? And perhaps, what system is involved in this kind of immune feedback?

I am 52 years old and not fat, although it can happen if I let it. I usually eat pretty healthy avoiding toxins like "corn syrup", which would cause EXTREME hunger. I did have a blood test a few years ago and the doctor tried to give me thyroid pills, but I refused to take them. I do suffer from severe seasonal pollen allergies, and the last few weeks has seemed like allergy season except it is normally in spring (Juniper).

Any information would help.

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