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severe hunger pains??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 6, 2007
  • 04:45 AM

When I was younger i used to get bad hunger pains and then they went away when i got older. Well today i had 10 hours of classes and didnt have much time to eat. I experienced the horrible cramps that i got when i was younger. its almost feels like horrible running cramps all over your abdomen, almost like someone is twisting your insides, and even in my back. It was worst in my upper abdomen around the area of my stomach. It got so bad i would lean forward and would breath slowly, i got to the point where i had to leave the room and lay down. My stomach got very bloated i had to unbutton my pants and i got real gasy even though i hadnt ate anything. When i started eating i felt nauseaous and after eating only a few bites i felt extremely full. I got the chills and just felt really weird. I felt better about an hour and half after eating, but it took a while. The weird thing is i only went about 6 hours without eating, although all i ate before that was a soft pretzel with cheese and a muffin. Is what i experienced today hunger pains? and if so why were they so severe and why would i get bloated and gasy?

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  • I have the exact same symptoms right now. Even as I eat and after I eat I have these hunger feeling pains in my upper abdomin (mostly). Rarely the pain is in my lower abdomin. No other symptoms that I have noticed associated with this. Hope someone has an idea.
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  • not a doctor or any other kind of expert here, but could it be some kind of ulcer that is irritated by excessive stomach acid caused by lack of food in there to digest? Is it sort of a dull, gnawing type pain? Get checked for peptic ulcers as well as gastritis (inflamed stomach lining).... These are the symptoms as shown on a site I am on in the other window:Dull, gnawing stomach pain that comes and goes. The pain is often worse when the stomach is empty and goes away after eating. You may also have indigestion, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas, and dark stools.This is what it says to do, as well as a couple of warnings:Take an antacid or acetaminophen if necessary, but avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Don't drink alcohol or smoke. If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor. Call 911 or go an emergency room right away if you throw up blood or anything that looks like coffee grounds; if you feel faint, chilly, or sweaty; if you have black or bloody stools, or if you feel lightheadedness, as if you would faint. See a doctor right away if you have sharp back pain with ulcer symptoms.Hope this helps the both of you.Sands, PLEASE NOTE THE PART WHERE IT SAYS CALL 911 OR GO TO THE ER IF YOU FEEL CHILLY.... you said you had the chills.
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  • hi i am 18 years old and i have been wondering about my 'hunger pains' for a long time now. i often get them if ive felt hungry for a little while and not eaten, this pain goes away almost immediatly after eating, however, i dont get full after a little bit of food. i have quite a lot of back pain and have been taking diclofenac for over a year now i try and only take it when im really in a lot of pain, and i always eat before i take them. im confused about my situation and didnt know if you could help. thanks.
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