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Feel extremely depressed when I'm hungry?

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  • Posted By: Crashoran
  • February 20, 2012
  • 03:12 AM

I know this sounds really strange, but when I go for a period of time between meals that is longer than normal, I start to get extremely depressed. Almost to the point where I honestly feel like committing suicide. I don't understand this at all. So many negative thoughts fill my head and for some reason my thought process just goes through all of the bad things that have happened in my life.

It usually takes me another hour or two to get motivated to cook something, or go out to eat. And then after I finally eat, I receive an extreme high from it and everything seems back to normal again.

What causes this to happen to me?

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  • I have the exact same feeling. Feelings of utter dread, hopelessness, depression and the feeling of impending doom. I was diagnosed with depression years ago and borderline bipolar, and it seems hunger can induce a swing towards negativity. I'm not in any way shape or form suggesting you suffer chronically from a mental illness but hunger could have something to do with chemical changes within brain chemistry.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 2, 2014
    • 04:25 PM
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  • It seems as if you have a fairly common disease called retardomentia. It's when people consult the internetz instead of real doctors thinking that any idiot with a keyboard's answer qualifies as medical fact. The only cure is a significant blow to the head.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 4, 2014
    • 02:43 AM
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  • Maybe you had a traumatic experience with food or lack of food at some point in your life. You may want to speak to a councilor about this.

    Also, you may be low on your B vitamins and essential fatty acids. A half an avocado and a tablespoon of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil daily as well as some good B vitamins with potassium (not synthetic) may help.
    Friend 1 Replies
    • October 4, 2014
    • 05:31 PM
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  • I have a condition called hypoglycemia. When my blood sugar drops, I become very sad, grouchy, teary eyed, etc. I blacked out a couple of times, because I allowed my blood sugar to remain low (I didn't have food with me). Keep your protein intake high and refined carbs low. Do you feel shaky and sweaty when you feel sad before ingesting food? After you eat, if it is a low blood sugar, you should feel like a normal person once again. I have had this problem since I was a child.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 31, 2014
    • 03:41 AM
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  • I have this exact problem as well. I think it is just the way my depression works. I'm going to try to taking vitamins and see if there's improvement.
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