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Extreme Hunger followed by Asthma

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  • Posted By: ragnarok
  • August 7, 2009
  • 05:00 AM

So everyday, at least once, I get an extreme appetite (beyond just being pretty hungry) which also triggers asthma. It happens mostly at night, but at times during the day as well. If I ever let myself go too long without eating it sort of feels like I get into a hole that i need to eat myself out of just to be able to breathe normally. I get no relief from a nebulizer treatment on its own, and I typically need to eat, then nebulizer, then eat again before I can breathe normally.

The doctor's tell me that they haven't heard of such a thing and then try and move on from it. Just had an allergist appointment and they said I have no food allergies. I'm totally stuck.

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  • Only 40 views? What a bummer. I shoulda wrote something about genitalia in the thread title!Any help will still be appreciated.
    ragnarok 2 Replies
    • August 10, 2009
    • 11:23 PM
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  • I have a mild asthma and one of the things I have learned is that being slightly dehydrated can cause a flareup of symptoms.Some people can experience thirst as a sensation of hunger. Does this sound like you?If I were you, first I would make sure you actually have asthma. Sometimes things like GERD can also cause symptoms of breathlessness. So maybe it is acid reflux.Secondly, try staying hydrated. (Either way, it can't hurt.) A non-active person should drink 1/2 oz. water per pound of body weight. (So if you weighed 100lbs, you would try to consume 50oz. of water/fluid every day.) Athletes should consume 2/3 oz. water per pound of body weight daily. If it is asthma, regardless of trigger, the proper hydration levels (not too little, not too much) should help reduce your number of attacks.Hope this helps,Jade
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    • August 11, 2009
    • 03:30 PM
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