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Always hungry?

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  • Posted By: Stella_Dumitrescu
  • February 12, 2009
  • 00:01 PM

I'm a 19 year old female, I am thin but not underweight. My problem is I eat normal amounts of food but I am ALWAYS hungry, Like I will eat a decent meal then half an hour later I feel empty again. Why could this be?

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  • You might have acid reflux. Sometimes, instead of a "burning" feeling, it feels like my throat is empty or hollow. If I eat the feeling goes away for a while. I was thin until i developed the reflux, and then I was "hungry" all the time. I gained 40# in a year. I would see your dr
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2009
    • 06:16 PM
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  • I've heard that people can mistake thirst for hunger... but also checking you're BMI regularly to see how much intake of calories you need to be satisfied in a day. Usually you're body is telling you that you are in need of something i.e if you're body needs fat or salt it'll crave fish and chips or steak etc. If it needs sugar/glucose it'll crave sweets/chocolate.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2009
    • 08:31 PM
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  • i forgot to mention that i am always really tired even if i have 10 hours sleep i will still feel tired, i feel dizzy alot of the time and my chest feels tight and i can feel my heart pounding almost constantly and i feel out of breath alot of the time, even after making the bed or hanging out the washing it's as though i've just done a sprint race.
    Stella_Dumitrescu 2 Replies
    • February 13, 2009
    • 03:57 AM
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  • Have you had your blood sugar checked? I had these same problems most of my teen years but didn't think much of it. Had a metabolic panel done and found out I was actually Pre-Diabetic (mild insulin resistance). I was put on Metformin and now I feel sooooo much better. I can eat and stay full until the next meal. I did lose close to 20 pounds when I first started taking it (and I was not overweight to begin with), so you have to make sure and watch your calorie intake the first few months.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2009
    • 00:09 PM
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  • An overactive thyroid can increase your appetite.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • February 13, 2009
    • 02:09 PM
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  • There she goes again!It's Blaze at her best,blaming everything under the sun on electricity!
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • February 13, 2009
    • 03:15 PM
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