It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

General Health Message Board

Insomnia and extreme hunger?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2009, 06:30 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North, Carolina, US
Posts: 11
livnwfibro29 HB User
Insomnia and extreme hunger?

I am having a problem with insomnia -- the kind that keeps me up til 5 a.m.!! But along with it, I can't stop eating. It's like I am a bottomless pit, and there is pain in my left-sided abdomen and chest, mid chest, and my back, sometimes others. I am already supposed to get a sleep study for day time sleepiness, but what could make me so uncomfortable/wide awake and what about this pain? I am taking Prilosec by the way for gastritis (possible ulcers), but I don't know. I waited too long to eat breakfast one day this week, but I did take doxycycline that morning, and I vomited a bit. Does this seem like an ulcer? sometimes it's in my middle left abdomen too, but they have done gallbladder and pancreas testing and all were fine when done. I HAVE been drinking more lately. Also, if it is ulcers, is this a possible cause of hunger/weight gain lately?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-05-2009, 06:31 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North, Carolina, US
Posts: 11
livnwfibro29 HB User
Re: Insomnia and extreme hunger?

To clarify, this is all occuring MOST at night, along with this insomnia.

Old 06-05-2009, 10:49 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 607
Kiasmama HB User
Re: Insomnia and extreme hunger?

STOP drinking. Drinking while taking meds can cause severe stomach problems. Stop drinking and graze (eat little meals) thru the day and see if that helps. I think if you stop drinking you may find a lot of the issues cease.

Old 06-05-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oak Hill, VA
Posts: 3,503
ibake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB User
Re: Insomnia and extreme hunger?

Alcohol isn't good for ulcers, and it certainly doesn't help with insomia. I'd stop the booze, try to eat decent meals, don't sleep during the day and get plenty of exercise and see if that doesn't help some. But don't drink. That isn't good with meds and with ulcers....

Old 06-06-2009, 05:50 AM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Posts: 465
vh90453 HB User
Re: Insomnia and extreme hunger?

I was diagnosed through a scope with mild gastritis. My symptoms were pain in the upper middle abdomen and slightly to the left along with hunger, but my gastritis is very mild apparantly. I would suggest you see a gastro, it could be an ulcer or gastritis and possibly a hiatus hernia which would cause reflux. It might be an idea to have your thyroid checked also. it can cause hunger, weight gain and insomnia.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
extreme fatigue/hunger for no good reason what is wrong with me? mochi* General Health 1 12-03-2008 12:06 PM
Does taking/stopping your pain meds cause insomnia? TexMom85 Pain Management 14 05-29-2008 09:40 AM
My symptoms mimic an extreme version of Acid Reflux ozzie3001 Acid Reflux / GERD 6 01-30-2008 05:17 PM
Mucus/phlegm causing insatiable hunger and extreme lethargy ozzie3001 Colds & Flu 1 01-27-2008 08:03 PM
Extreme hunger after withdrawls? dtalon Addiction & Recovery 3 04-28-2007 02:36 PM
Extreme hunger or Stomach pain? Alicap Weight Loss 0 12-12-2006 01:16 AM
Extreme cravings/hunger during period AND extreme bloating Natalie00 Women's Health 0 03-05-2006 08:38 PM
Any cures for Insomnia Spanish Pregnancy 10 03-15-2005 11:32 AM
perimenopause-nausea/extreme hunger? djsrey Menopause 2 11-09-2003 08:15 AM

abdominal pain, chest pain, extreme hunger, insomnia

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:53 PM.

Site owned and operated by
1998-2018 All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!