Hunger Help

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Hi Ladies,

Since all these symtpoms started for me about 5 months ago, I lost a lot of weight. Some was due to anxiety and losing my appetite, then I changed my diet to help with the symptoms.

Normally I eat a lot in the days leading up to my cycle. I have cravings for cretain foods and definitely a lot of sweets. With my cycles being irregular lately, I haven't had the food cravings. I just went off my cycle yesterday and today I am extremely hungry. I'm craving all sorts of foods and especially sweets. Is this normal? This morning I have eaten yogurt, trail mix, and bananas. I really want to get an omelet and fried potatoes, and I want ice cream and cake.

Has anyone else expierenced this? I'm just really hungry.

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    Hi Jamie,

    I was like that in peri, lost weight which was quite worrying especially as I had an appetite like I had never experienced before.

    After a few years of it I began to gain weight and now post meno I am about 20 lbs heavier and can't seem to shift it.

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      I was just wondering if this had happened to anyone. Anxiety and other symptoms were so overwhelming that I just didn't have an appetite, but i was hungry and just didn't have the desire to eat. Now I seem to be hungry all the time. I still eat small as to avoid the terrible indegestion and crazy stomach.
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      the reason we gain the weight, is because in part, how hungry it makes us, so we eat more, and more sugar in particular, as it makes it drop so, our body makes us crave the sweet stuff, and because we have lost progesterone and testosterone, both of which, are responsible for keeping weight off our middles, we have to try and stave off the hunger, best thing to eat is nuts, and dried fruits, whihc are more natural sugars, dont go for the choc bars, just make the sugar drop worse.  Take a look around at some of the over 60s men, with the middle aged spread, and hair loss, down to low tostesterone, due to male menopause, bet their libidos dropped as well, hope some of the drs we have all been to see over ours, get it  bad then, there is a god after all!!...............ha 
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      Haha...Elaine I love it. Some of those docs need to feel it too. I'm trying to fight off the anxiety today. I'm having all sorts of weirdness today now that the cycle is off.
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      Hi Elaine,

      I have my fingers crossed that now I'm on HRT including testosterone that some of this weight will come off!

      I used to only really have to think about my weight in order to loose a few pounds. Lately no matter what I'm trying it won't budge. I've almost halved my portions and if I have a cake or something sweet I only have that so if we are eating at a café and I fancy cake I have it for dinner, whereas beforei could eat a meal and have cake.

      I'm just over 3 months on HRT I am 5 lbs lighter than I was before Christmas.

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      Hi Zigangie

      thats great that you have lost the 5lbs, maybe the testosterone  has helped then, i have noticed in myself, its harder to drop the weight, everytime i eat, im thinking best go out to walk that off, its finding the energy with me, feel like such a couch potato nowadays,..............that was negative wasnt it?............ha

       

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      My symptoms lightened up while I was on my cycle. Since it was short this time, the symptoms have seemed to pick back up. My anxiety was a little heightened today and I had the weird head a little. I wanted loads of food and had some cravings. I didn't indulge though. Im still eating small but frequent. I'm back home and lying down now watching tv.
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      what was your weird head symptoms??  Its very difficult to know what to do about the anxiety, ive always had PMS with my cycle, so i knew it would get worse once in peri, only had a couple of panic attacks during peri dont get them now, i use to do yoga, so im use to doing breathing relaxing techniques, so would just do this when the anxiety came over me, then when the worst was over, carried on regardless, yes keep eating little and often if its helping.   Thats the same as me think most of us agree on the hunger, and cravings, it is not to give in to it, you could if your worried about your sugars, get a blood monitor, there not expensive, test yours sugars when you feel like this, think it will be normal, but if you do get consistent low or high sugar readings even when not in your meno flares, go to your gp, to know for sure you would need a special glucose tolerance, but, as soon as your period stops a day or, so, later, your symptoms will kick in again, but then should decline, thats the trouble isnt it when they become so short, dont get much resbite then, how many days are you on now?? mine went down to 2 days before they stopped. 
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      I know this may sound gross, I wiped pink two days no flow or spotting, had a flow for 3 days and the last 2 days, no flow just wiping brown. The cycle before this one was the same way. Seems like I only flow 3 days, when I used to flow 7 to 8 and heavy with clotting. You are exactly right, i've been off 2 days and my symptoms are rite back. I had the weird head pressure yesterday. But i noticed that i dont get very many headaches with my menses anymore. It's been ok today so far. Been a little anxious on and off, but I do a puzzle or something distracting. I am still craving chocolate, but haven't touched it.
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      Yes that was exactly how it was  happening to me, it started taking a couple of days for my period to actually happen, luring me into a false sense of security thinking i wasnt going to have one, then bang and with great dissapointment  it did come, but it only started lasting 2 days, I was  originally on  a 6 weeks cycle with 7/8 days flow, and i only had period changes every two years from 47, until i finished last year, it seemed to take forever, but it never got lower than 2 days flow, and then it just stopped, im tempted to say, your very close to stopping because you seem to be the same as me, but everyones different, and your flow is still 3 days, your body seems to be doing it very slowly like mine did. 

      Yes i get the head pressure also, and no i dont get my migraines like i use to either, i seem to get other neurogical symptoms instead of pain, i was told by a specialist that, this was  deferred symptoms, by that she meant, the nerves send you other symptoms other than pain, so whilst it seems new, its stil migraine, or, headache related, did you use to suffer migraines by any chance?? trouble is jamie, we get so much conflicting drs advice, and opinions, so, in the end, who, or, what do you believe!!

      However, my daughter had abdominal migraines from age 4 years, then when she turned 8 they started to move into her head, but, before they finally went into head migraines, the pain would dart from her tum, then into her hands, then into her head, then back into her tum, her gp said,  it was the nerves sending the signals elsewhere until it settles into its new place, and thats why, we at the moment get the pressure but its without the pain, so, that might be why we dont recognise this pressure thing as a headache or, migraine, does that make sense?? but anything out of the ordinary, that isnt what you have been use to since peri dont leave, go and get it checked out if your worried.

      what  i do with chocolate is, i have a dark single chocolate, dark with it being a more natural sugar, makes me think im being good then..............ha but then i follow it with a very small handful of nuts, to balance the sugar fall later, dont do it every day, works for  me.............sneaky or, what!!  i darent risk it with a chocolate  bar though, its so easy to see how we put the weight on during peri time though doesnt it.

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      Ahhhhh yes. I have some trail mix with a little chocolate in it. I can follow it up with the nuts in the mix. I was eating around the chocolate. Hahaha. I used to get very bad headaches during my menses. Now I haven't gotten a headache, now I just get the head pressure. I had my a scan done of my head and the doc said said all was fine and whatever I was feeling was coming from menses. I didn't even bother to push the issue cause he made me mad. I felt like he just wasn't hearing what I was saying. I'm over him. Now I have two ugly pimples like that have come up like I'm going to have another menses. This alien body takeover is something.
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