| | Appetite loss for six years but gaining weight????Help, any advice
Six years ago I lost my brother and I noticed I lost my appetite which wasn't unusual but I found that although all I did was have liquids i.e water, juice, tea I was steadily gaing weight. I had some other problems job loss, debt which affected but I noticed that even after these issues were resolved my appetite did not return. I just never felt hungry ( I have no hunger pangs at all), my stomach feels like I 've had a six-course meal and I could explode if I attempt to eat anything. It's like that 24/7, I go to sleep like it and wake up like it. My doctor prescribed Vitamin B complex which did stimulate my appetite and it returned for a while, I noticed that when I was able to eat I started to loss weight but when the appetite then disappeared the full feeeling returned and I started gaining weight again.
Some other problems which I've noticed are hair loss, dry skin, bleeding/sore gums and I believe it's related to the appetite loss.
It's a very strange situation and I am at my wits end, before this problem started I had a healthy/normal appetite, I enjoyed my food and was able to maintain a steady weight with no problems at all.
I have had loads of tests done and have been told that the part of my brain that sends signals to my stomach telling it, it's hungry and it needs food has shut down completely.
If any one has any advice or ideas, I'm all ears.