Hungry Hippo

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Question Ladies,

When I first hit this crazy stage about 5 months ago, I had no appetite and was barely eating. I lost a lot of weight really quickly. Since then, I started forcing myself to eat and now I'm eating more. The last two weeks, I have been really hungry and craving sweets. I haven't indulged too much to keep the sugar cut down some. Is this normal to go from not eating to being hungry all the time even after I have eaten a meal?

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    Jamie

    My appetite flucuates a lot and my periods are inconsistent. I'm 53 and I believe I started peri in my mid 40's. Once peri started nothing seemed normal anymore smile

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    Yes. I was much skinnier and barely snacked last Spring. Lost almost 20 lbs. It was very scary. Now almost a year ago. Gained almost 20 lbs. back and always hungry too.
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      I was just wondering if this was normal. I lost weight quick and it was scary. But I noticed I'm hungry more and crave chocolate a lot. When at first I didn't want anything but to know what was happening to me. I haven't lost anymore. Looks like I'm at a stand still. I was always a fairly small person, over the last three years I got really big. Gained weight rapidly like I couldn't stop eating. So when I lost my appetite I definitely scared. Now It seems like I went back to being hungry all the time overnight.
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      Jamie, same here... I'm feeling the "new normal" vibe, too, and definitely have been gaining weight in spite of getting a good amount of exercise... always craving sugar and carbs and have been perimenopausal for just over a year.
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      I'm starting to crave a lot of carbs and sugar. I went to the store yesterday and fought the urge to get a chocolate chip drink and I really wanted it. I been staying away from chocolate and caffeine cause it makes me jittery and nervous.
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      It's hard, isn't it?  I'll go to the store with a list of exactly what I need to buy, with nothing on it but the healthy things I should have, and just stand there and stare at the stuff I shouldn't buy... so hard to pass up those yummy chocolate drinks, pastries, desserts, etc., yet I know they can make things worse.  Thank you for sharing about what you're going through, we are in this together!
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    Im always hungry!!! I crave sweets and diffrent kinds of food. This depresses me cause im not a small person never have been
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      I understand. At least you have an appetite. I didn't have one. So to go back to having one is ok. I was losing weight and fast which was scary. I wasn't looking good at all. Now I look a little better as I am coming to accept what's going on with my body, and just trying to find ways to cope.
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      I felt the same as you did Jamie. My OBGYN even told me women in menopause don't lose weight, they gain it. So think how I felt. Thinking I had cancer or something BSD making me lose all this weight for no reason. Granted I was scared of this. She and my PC both had no idea why? I stopped going to both if them. Joined this forum and slowly I figured out I wasn't crazy and i wasnt dying since others had experienced the same thing. I researched and treated my own self. Not cured of this crap just able to deal with it better. This forum and everyone's advice was my saving grace. I feel a bit better and gained almost all my as ght back. Probably a little too much back but I'm OK with it.

      Just taking it day by day. Hoping each day I will feel a little better.

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      I started treating myself as well. All my doc says is I'm too young, but yet has no answers to anything. I have an appointment for tomorrow with a new GYN. Hopefully they can tell me something but I'm not counting on it.
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    For me, peri has at times been like being stuck in pms. So, I've had times where I'm having no appetite to nonstop craving! 
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