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Medical Lack of appetite

  1. Sep 11, 2008 #1
    Gaaahhhhhhhh. For the past 6 days or so I haven't been able to eat more than two tiny portions a day. When I say tiny portions I mean around 400 calories each. I feel hungry, but the moment I start eating something, I start feeling nauseous and don't want any more food.

    The only thing I can think of is that I have gotten very very little sleep in this past week. However, I've been sleep deprived for two weeks straight without losing my appetite many times in the past. I want to be able to eat without feeling like im going to throw up... I'll be able to catch up on my sleep in the next few days.

    FYI, I'm a pretty active person and am not overweight. Grrr this is annoying.
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  3. Sep 11, 2008 #2


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    Go see a doctor, moose!
  4. Sep 11, 2008 #3
    It usually happens to me. Sleeping less is the problem. I feel awfully sick and don't feel like eating or doing any manual tasks (walking, moving arms, talking, seeing people.. ). And, I get really inactive.

    It will go away (in few hours) once all the tensions, work are gone ..
  5. Sep 11, 2008 #4
    heehee. Damn, I'm so tired. I just don't have the strength to do something like talk or see.
  6. Sep 11, 2008 #5

    You may have a thyroid problem. Whenever my brother eats he gets a gagging feeling. I'm not sure if that makes him feel like he's bound to throw up or not, but I find it hard not to have that feeling. Like Lisa said, go see a doctor.
  7. Sep 11, 2008 #6


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    Go see a doctor if it's already been six days moose, no telling what it could be.
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    Yep, since we can't offer diagnoses here, I have to concur with the advice to see a doctor. Six days is too long to be feeling nauseous and unable to eat without any other signs of illness. Could be anything from the sleep deprivation and stress to ulcers.
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