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Always hungry...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 3, 2008
  • 07:00 PM

Just recently I've started being constantly hungry.. all the time. Even after eating a big meal my stomach still feels completely empty and grumbly just half an hour after eating. If I go 2 or 3 hours without eating my hands start to feel a little twitchy and a bit shaky, palms a bit clammy. Originally I thought it was just a bit of indigestion so I tried taking some over the counter indigestion tablets but it didn't help at all. Drinking water doesn't really help either.

I'm 23, fairly healthy, thin, drink plenty of water... always had a quick metabolism and never been able to put weight on, but i've never had a big appetite, always been able to fill up easily and go through the day. This started with a hangover a couple of weeks ago, just a small one. I don't drink often, only occasionaly, but I've never had this problem before.

Any insight would be appreciated :)

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  • Hiya.Have you been to a doctor? There are several things that could be causing this, and you might need a blood test to check it out fully.There are some good articles on the net. Just google "hunger" for them.Diabetes is a common cause of low blood sugar, which can stimulate hunger pangs. Given that this started after a night on the sauce, which would cause hypoglycaemia, this seems a reasonable diagnosis. You need to have a blood test to prove it though.Another cause in fit young people is a high gastic tone, which causes more powerful hunger contractions, but is totally normal. Very rare genetic conditions can also cause constant hunger (eg Prader-Willi syndrome) but this would have presented much earlier in life, and you'd know about it.Hope this is of some use.
    happyprince123 33 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes I've been to a doctor... he wasn't too helpful, seemed in a rush to get to the next patient, didn't even test my blood sugar level :mad:Lyme disease is unlikely I think, I have't noticed any rashes or bites, and I have none of the other symptoms... it's just hungerHypoglycemia seems close to what I'm experiencing.. I guess i'll have to try to see a different doctor to find out for sure :)Thanks for the suggestions guys, very helpful :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm pretty sure you can go to a local pharmacy and get a kit to test your blood sugar on your own. Diabetics, am I right?
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Try searching insulin resistance or try eating lowcarb for a week and see how you feel. You most likely have pre diabetes, just like me... :( Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Just recently I've started being constantly hungry.. all the time. Even after eating a big meal my stomach still feels completely empty and grumbly just half an hour after eating. If I go 2 or 3 hours without eating my hands start to feel a little twitchy and a bit shaky, palms a bit clammy. Originally I thought it was just a bit of indigestion so I tried taking some over the counter indigestion tablets but it didn't help at all. Drinking water doesn't really help either.I'm 23, fairly healthy, thin, drink plenty of water... always had a quick metabolism and never been able to put weight on, but i've never had a big appetite, always been able to fill up easily and go through the day. This started with a hangover a couple of weeks ago, just a small one. I don't drink often, only occasionaly, but I've never had this problem before.Any insight would be appreciated :)Ans: You might be hyperthyroid Symptoms include: weight loss, hand tremble, always hungry, insomnia, high blood pressureI know this because I was hyperthyroid myself. you need to see a specialist
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  • Ans: You might be hyperthyroid Symptoms include: weight loss, hand tremble, always hungry, insomnia, high blood pressureI know this because I was hyperthyroid myself. you need to see a specialistI had similar problem it turned out to be Hyperthyroid (Over-active) which can be diagnosed by simple blood test. Incidently the thyroid disease runs in the family from my mums side so check if anyone in the family suffers from over-active or under-active thyroid.
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  • Yes I've been to a doctor... he wasn't too helpful, seemed in a rush to get to the next patient, didn't even test my blood sugar level :mad:Lyme disease is unlikely I think, I have't noticed any rashes or bites, and I have none of the other symptoms... it's just hungerHypoglycemia seems close to what I'm experiencing.. I guess i'll have to try to see a different doctor to find out for sure :)Thanks for the suggestions guys, very helpful :)Yeah, I have been in and out of hospitals for 25years and doctors are definitely more interested in their paychecks or the clock or going off on their vacations rather than focusing on their patient, nearly killing me twice in the process. You will have to do your own research and use your intuitiveness to figure out your own problem. You have a plethora of information you can access, you can ask holistic doctors online or naturopaths, and the best advise I can offer is to stay away from the regular practicing physicians. They will put you on a pill and then another and then another and you will then never find the answer. Use your own heart's intelligence. You can buy a book called 'The Heart's Code from Amazon' and read through it before you do anything else. Good Luck and All the Best.
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  • Look up information on Celiac Disease
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
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