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severe hunger

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 24, 2007
  • 04:53 PM

hello, i have researchen long and hard to find out what the causes for my severe hunger may be. i am a healthy 47 year old femal and all my blood lab work came back normal. i am currently taking yaz birth control pills for my homonal household. i take a variety of vitamins and eat almost no carbs and eat a very healthy diet. i don't smoke and drink only an occassional glass of red wine. i exercise often (running and weight training). since about 6 month i am plaqued with severe hunger pains. i wake up in the middle of the night with hunger like i have not eaten for weeks. after a balanced meal i get so hungry after 15-20 minutes, that i need to eat again. i drink plenty of water and take flaxseed to curb my appetite. nothing helps. i have no idea what this could be. are there any answers out there. does anybode else experience something like this. my doctor has no answers. thank you for your input

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  • If you drink diet soda, that may be the cause. I used to be ravenous, even after a decent well balanced meal until I stopped drinking diet soda two weeks ago. It's hard to believe, but worth a try. There is a lot of sodium in diet soda for one, and I read research that stated that if you trick your body into thinking that it just got a massive dose of calories, but no calories follow, it will crave them, and thus you will be starved. Also, in general...cut out the sodium (processed meats, cheeses, frozen meals are HUGE culprits).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 25, 2007
    • 03:35 PM
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  • Two things come to mind: Diabetes or Grave's Disease.Check out this site and you'll find both conditions there:http://www.endocrineweb.com/A third option could be related to a sleep disorder. Especially if that is when the hunger strikes you hardest. You may also have residual effects during the daytime causing hunger for specific foods. During the night you'll want a different type of food. Some people have been known to awaken in the night to eat and eat and not remember the episode in the morning.More on this at:http://www.thesleepsite.com/
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 26, 2007
    • 09:38 AM
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