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Old 06-16-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Happy but no desire to eat or drink.

I'm not sure weather to categorize this as a nutrition or psychological disorder sorry. The thing is I have no negativities towards my life and consider myself happy. But recently I've lost all desire to eat or drink. At first it didn't bother me but its very consistent now and Iíll end a day realizing I maybe had one bowl of oatmeal or a couple slices of bread. Itís kind of like I have come to a weird point where nourishment isn't a priority. I find myself feeling hunger but would much rather indulge myself in an another activity as pose to making myself a good meal. I want people to be honest (since I havenít heard of anything like this before) Does anyone know of what might be going on here or is it possible for one to be so lazy that they won't eat?

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Old 06-19-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Happy but no desire to eat or drink.

Loss of appetite is a symptom of many different things. Can you think of anything else that isn't feeling right, or normal for you? How long has this been going on? Do you remember when it started, if something inparticular may have happened?

This could just be me, but during my period I rarely feel hungry and just the smell of food can make me feel nausous. I have to force myself to eat on the days that I actually do feel a little hungry-- otherwise I'll pass out at the gym later that day!

It's possible that you're just so consumed throughout the day that by 9pm you realize, "oh man, I forgot to eat!" But that isn't very healthy, and for most it doesn't become a routine. If you find yourself sitting on the couch thinking "man, I'm kinda hungry... but the fridge is just too far!" Then I have say..thats just laziness!!

You said that you do find yourself hunrgy and times, but that nothing is appealing-- you should still try and make yourself something, even something light and simple.

If you do have a few other symptoms; headache, fatigue, pains, problems in the bathroom, anything... list them and maybe something can be determined from that.

 
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:25 AM   #3
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Re: Happy but no desire to eat or drink.

This happened before when I was a teen and my dad left. At that time, yeah I could see it being mild depression but right now thereís no logical reason that I would be upset. Thatís why it bothers me.
Um... I can't think of too much that could be effecting me. I recently had a son. I did have some bathroom issues at one point *blush* but they went away.

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Old 07-11-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Re: Happy but no desire to eat or drink.

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This happened before when I was a teen and my dad left. At that time, yeah I could see it being mild depression but right now there’s no logical reason that I would be upset. That’s why it bothers me.
Um... I can't think of too much that could be effecting me. I recently had a son. I did have some bathroom issues at one point *blush* but they went away.
I've never had children so I can't say for sure, but maybe being pregnant has effected your appetite? Could be a food allergy. .but if that's the case I'm sure you'd be experiencing more constant and worse symptoms than not being hungry, and often they would show up or worsen after eating whatever it is you are allergic to. Parasites often cause lack of appetite.

Maybe its stress? The heat? Any new meds or supplements? (I may have asked that one in my last response!)

Maybe there really is no cause for it, and your body and metabolism is just changing as you get older.

Sorry, I'm not very helpful!

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Old 07-11-2007, 10:40 PM   #5
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Re: Happy but no desire to eat or drink.

Illithid,

There could be all sorts of reasons why you have lost your appetite. People do lose their appetites for short periods from time to time in their lives, from illness perhaps or from great sadness or stress. But as long as it lasts only a short time, perhaps a few days to a week, then it's not a problem.

It becomes more of a problem if it lasts longer, for two reasons. First, of course, because of malnutrition. The body needs calories, protein, fats, carbs, minerals, vitamins, etc. in order to function properly.

The second reason is that the longer the body goes without proper calories, the greater the chance that it will go into starvation mode. Chemical changes take place all over the body as well as the brain, and the body settles in for a period of starvation. The brain can no longer see that lack of calories as a problem. This is what happens with people who diet so severely that they become anorexic.

Just because you are not hungry does not mean that your body is doing fine without calories. I would get yourself a checkup soon, before malnutrition problems show up.

--Rheanna

 
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