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Hungry after eating

I have this weird thing that happens after I eat. I'm not that hungry when I start eating, and then I eat a full meal and end up feeling hungrier than I started. The meal is balanced with protein, fat, and carb. I'm not going very long between meals 4-5 hours. Does this happen to anyone else? It's so freaky and confusing. Once I start eating it's like I never want to stop!

Fri. Jan 12, 1:13am

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Have you talked to your doctor about this? If not, I think you should. I'm sort of wishing that you were joking. I think it would be terrible to have to go through that. Best of luck to you.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 6:59 AM

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Yes, I experience this. I feel hungry all the time, and hungrier right after eating. It's acid reflux/GERD, and definitely is something the doctor can help you with. Particularly if you have GERD you should try to minimize the acid, because it can damage the lower part of your esophagus and make you more prone to develop esophageal cancer.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 7:16 AM

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Nope, I don't have acid reflux. No burn or acid is coming up after I eat.

And to the 6:59 am poster, it is miserable. :(

Friday, January 12, 2007, 10:56 AM

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So true! It seems like once I start eating, the floodgates open up.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:11 PM

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Doesn't matter whether or not you experience it as a burn, it can still be acid reflux. Much reflux is "silent" in the very lowest point of the esophagus and does a lot of damage before the person knows they have it.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:53 PM

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This happens to me, but I find that if I wait half an hour or so, I've digested my food and it goes away.

I actually serve myself what I should eat, and then when I finish eating, I look at the clock and tell myself that I am not allowed to eat until the time is half an hour later than it is when I finish eating. Then, if I am still hungry, I am allowed to eat more.

Since I know that I'm "allowed" to eat more in just a short amount of time, it's a little bit easier to stop. But, really, it does take willpower. Then, after the half hour, once everything has been cleaned up and I've pretty much moved on to my next activity, I rarely still want to eat more.

Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:53 PM

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Maybe you could try eating every 3 hours instead of 4-5? I find that I'm famished after waiting more than 3-3-1/2 hours. Good luck to you!

Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:39 PM

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Another trick is to drink a heap of water after you've finished your meal to maybe kind of 'fill the extra gap' :)

Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:56 PM

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Is it possible this is "appetite" and not "hunger" per se?

Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9:23 AM

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I think some of us are talking about appetite and some of us are talking about hunger.

I am the person who posted who is diagnosed with acid reflux. What I am talking about is the physical sensation of GNAWING HUNGER. This is pain in the stomach and lower esophagus, caused by acid, which is relayed to the brain by the same nerves that carry hunger pangs. So, I feel as if I am starving to death. The big clue is, I feel MORE hunger pangs right after eating, which is when my stomach is releasing acid to digest the food.

Weirdly enough, when I'm actually hungry from not eating I often feel nauseous.... How backward is THAT??!

Saturday, January 13, 2007, 11:07 AM

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