Has your appetite changed?

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evening everyone,

ok strange thing to ask but since having m.e/cfs has anyone noticed a change in either becoming hungry more often or a lose of appetite. I was talking to someone who had mentioned that they have felt more hungry since becoming ill then ever before. i started thinking how similar this sounded to me but didnt know if anyone else has experienced the sane thing?

Hope you are all having good or easy days today

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    hi there, when i first became sick with me/cfs, i had nausea and a complete loss of appetite and lost 30kg in 4 months . i now 18months later have my appetite back when i am having a bad day the nausea returns , other wise i can be quite ravenous .

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    thank you everyone for your comments. it seems my body has,once again, gone the other way and instead if feeling nauseas it wants to eat everything in sight!! on bad days i have to make myself eat but thats just because i have no energy.

    i keep some plain biscuits by my side so when i wake up in the night i don't have to get up.

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      Hi Caroline,

      Generally I don’t feel hungry & have to remind myself to eat also, but when your not burning many calories the body doesn’t seem to need as much food (for me anyway) I could eat out of boredom at times. I feel it makes a big difference what you eat too. If I eat rubbish (sugar & too many bad carbs) my body will crave more. I’m not sure if it’s a cfs/me thing though - I feel it’s the same for most people. Eating healthy is the answer I think.

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    I have become more hungry too, i have read its just your body way of coping with the ME its looking for energy not sure how true this is but does make sense x

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