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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:52 PM
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Why am I hungry all the time yet still losing weight?
And if I don't eat I quickly feel ill or get headaches, et cetera?

I don't mind losing weight and my caloric intake is evenly spaced per day, ultimately totaling 1500-1800 calories...

I make sure I have food to eat, of course, but still... it feels weird.
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:53 PM
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1. checked your thyroid?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:55 PM
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6. I checked it...
It's dating a chick named Lucy and he says "Hi!"

In seriousness, I haven't.

By the time I reach 190, then I'll go get checked.

I don't mind losing another 20 pounds of blubber. :-)

What's odd is, I'm close to losing a pants size yet I still look 7 months pregnant, and I'm a male!
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:57 PM
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10. if it's your thyroid, it can cause things like heart damage.
Might want to get it checked, if not for you, do it for Kerry, he needs all our votes.
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wakfs Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:05 PM
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18. Thyroid disease is no joke
Seriously, go see your doctor. Better to pay the doctor bill or copay or whatever and have the doctor tell you "it's nothing" than to wait and get complications. Simply put, your thyroid gland connects with everything in your body in that it helps regulate your body's metabolism, which means if it's hyperactive (producing too much thyroid hormone), your entire body and all its processes are essentially running at hyperfast rate. You have a couple of the classic symptoms of hyperactive thyroid (sometimes called Graves Disease). I oughta know this much about it - I have that too.

Really, see your doctor. Thyroid disorders are mostly easily managed by medication and are no big deal IF you are under a doctor's care.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 09:16 PM
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26. aspartame and graves' disease...
http://webhome.idirect.com/~wolfnowl/aspartame.htm

Bingo.

http://www.cfs-recovery.org/aspartam.htm

I have to play this very cagily. I drink diet pop or wylers' lite in my water because the water in my area is gross. But two quarts a day may be enough...

This explains a lot of things about my fatigue, amongst other things.

But withdrawl doesn't look very pleasant... oh well.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:53 PM
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2. Because You Made a Deal With the Devil.
It's that simple I'm Afraid. :mad:

Although I can eat all I like but never seem to gain any weight...I remain at my same level of repulsice disgusting obeseness.
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Mara Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:54 PM
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3. Dieting & exercising will do that...

keep with it, eat plenty of bulk/filling high-fiber foods, and you should be fine!

:hi:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:56 PM
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8. Cool!
I'd been getting lax on exercise (2x per week only) but I will get back on it.

Besides, my arms feel increasingly tired... of that I do need to see a chiro or specialist.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:54 PM
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4. Maybe you should ask the doctor.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:57 PM
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9. Because I'm more likely to trust DUers...
I'm tired of going to some quack who can't answer it and then says it's all anxiety. :eyes:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:54 PM
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5. you need to eat more i guess
some people naturally burn off calories faster than others without doing much work. maybe you are one of those types.
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:55 PM
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7. 1500-1800 calories?
Edited on Mon Aug-16-04 07:57 PM by Lucky Luciano
That doesn't sound like much to me...i probably take in 3500 or so myself and I maintain a consistent 178 Lbs although I do workout. You must be female and you probably weigh about 110. I can realte to your headaches though - If I don't eat I am very very cranky - worse than a lack of sex for me...I am also particularly hurting in the morning from lack of food. The doctors have never found anythingf wrong though - i guess I am just not a morning person and I need to eat a lot!

Upon reading another post I guess I was completely wrong about your gender and bosy type, but what do I know?!?!?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:58 PM
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11. Almost. I'm a male and currently weigh 211. I had weighed 226.
And at least you get to have sex. I'm a lonely pathetic old troll. :-(
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:59 PM
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12. Luck?
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LiberalManiacfromOC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 07:59 PM
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13. 1,500-1,800 is not a lot of calories
I take in 2,300-2,5000 a day
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:01 PM
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14. What the hell are you eating?
and give me some of that! especially if it's weed!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:06 PM
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20. Lean meats, steamed veggies, high protein, low fat, counting cals,
Carbs intake is probably lower, but not by much. The types of foods I eat has NOT changed since I started my diet plan in late June.

Just when and how much has changed, I probably confused my body's metabolism.
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Philosophy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:28 PM
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21. Did you just go off sugar?
When I cut out sugar to go sort of low-carb I got that way for about two weeks while my metabolism adjusted. Now I get headaches and cravings if I eat sugar.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 09:17 PM
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27. My diet is sugar free. But it's loaded with aspertame...
And that's not good, I just discovered...
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 09:39 PM
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28. stay away from those diet sodas
nasty stuff. And I hear they trick your body somehow and you can actually GAIN weight from them
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MattBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 09:42 PM
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29. headaches normal or migraine?
Edited on Mon Aug-16-04 09:43 PM by MattBaggins
I get full onslaught migraines if I try to go too long without eating.
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:02 PM
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15. get checked
for diabetes.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:05 PM
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16. I have a glucose meter... here's my readings:
Fasting (after 4 hours): 80-90. (hypoglycemia is <70.)

Just After eating is <110.

After 2 hours, the level is ~95.

These effects could be a precursor to diabetes, however - hypoglycemia is not uncommon for diabetics to have before diabetes sets in, or so I'd heard...
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 09:04 PM
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25. With readings like that, you should be okay.
As long as you aren't nudging low or over 120.

Still, I'd have a little talk with the doc anyway, esp. if there's any family history.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 09:02 PM
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24. I was hoping someone would post that.
Do it ASAP; those are classic symptoms of ketoacidosis (not the ketosis achieved by Atkins types).

Very serious stuff.

If you are thirsty, get to the ER NOW.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:05 PM
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17. Tapeworm
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:06 PM
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19. Dear God NO!
That's a terrifying idea. My parents used to tell me I had one when they thought I was eating too much or I said I was hungry too often. :scared:
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midwayer Donating Member (719 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:56 PM
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22. LOL..I have been told this all my life
I account it to high metabolism
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-16-04 08:58 PM
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23. awwwwwww
How cute. What's his name?
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