do you have an appetite when you have colds?

Philippines
April 28, 2007 10:12pm CST
me, it's lessen my appetite when i have colds because i can't smell the food..our nose is useful so that we love to eat, because it has a connection in our mouth..that's why i hate it having colds because i don't want to eat..do you have the same experience like me? please do your response..thanks..:)
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• United States
29 Apr 07
I know how u feel, right now I'm sick. I can't keep everything down and the smells make me more sick.
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@lols189 (4798)
5 May 07
i also dont like to eat when i have a cold. it is because we cant smell the food which is so annoying. i hate having a cold aaahh
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
8 May 07
If a cold could take away my want for food, then maybe I should have a cold all the time. : )
@castleghost (1304)
• United States
5 May 07
It depends on how bad of a cold I get. If it is just a mild cold I am just fine. But there are times that I get a cold so bad that I don't even want to get out of bed for any reason. I have to be able to smell the food I am putting into my mouth.
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@franziska (411)
• Italy
3 May 07
I'm always hungry and I have appetite with or without colds. Anyway is true that if one can't smell what he eats,the taste is less good.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
1 May 07
When I have colds it does not stop me from having all the food that I love to eat at all.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
1 May 07
Oh yes! I have an appetite no matter what:) I can be really sick, but when it's time to eat, there I am hungry and ready for my meal hehe Sometimes I wish I would loose my appetite but on second thought maybe it's not the best idea.
• Philippines
29 Apr 07
I agree. Sometimes i don't even eat whenever i have colds. It's just that i can't taste what i'm eating. lolz
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
29 Apr 07
My appetite goes away when I'm sick too. For one thing I can't taste the food so it's really not appealing to me. And another thing is that I just don't have the energy to eat when I'm sick. All I want to do is lay around and sleep. Going to the kitchen to get some food is just way to much work when I'm sick lol.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
if it's a head cold,i usually lose my desire to eat entirely until i'm starting to recover.i usually feel so lousy i just want to sleep.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Nope, don't feel like eating when I'm sick. I'll have the odd soup but thats about it. I prefer to drink lots of liquids especially orange juice!
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@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
29 Apr 07
yes i lose my appetite when I get cold, I even lose appetite when I'm ill in any way, maybe it's physical or just mental reaction and kind of depression for not feeling well.
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
29 Apr 07
it's not depression i guess. mostly because our senses are not in a good condition as before. and so, we usually lose our appetite when we are sick.
• China
12 May 07
yes, this problem troubled me a lot . you know I am very fat and have a very good appetite, even when I got a colds, or got a silk in other items . I wish I have no appetite when I was sick, but it does't woke,any time , I always have a very good appetite, no one can't save me , I think but God.
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
9 May 07
I realy don't eat at all hate drinking too with cold or any other sickness
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
9 May 07
I am the same way. I guess it is where you cant taste anything it takes all the pleasure out of it for sure. I drink alot though alot of hot drinks like cup of soups and herbal green teas. I find it helps me breath a little better and helps with the congestion too. NOw that i think of it not only do i have no appetite when i am sick with a cold i dont get hunger pangs either funny about that.
@ithek_15 (286)
• Philippines
9 May 07
same as you feel.. i dont wanna eat when i had cold.. i feel sick when i had cold.. my taste bud are feeling numb.. and i dont wanna have a cold anymore.. :(
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
9 May 07
I don't want to eat much when I'm sick. I don't think food taste very good when your sick.
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
8 May 07
i actually have colds right now and i dont like to eat. im just a lot of liquids.
@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
8 May 07
When I have a cold, I am rarely hungry. Someone could make my favorite dinner, and I would not eat it. However, when I have a cold, I AM thirsty. Constantly. For water, and strangely enough, for orange soda. Otherwise, normally I don't drink orange soda.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
8 May 07
when ever I get cold or flu I hate to eat as I dont think it dose much good as for not smelling food never thought of it some times when I cook food with out a cold to me sometimes dont smell good and every one likes it so I guess that is just me
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
3 May 07
Yes, that happens to me when I have colds too. I just don't really feel in the mood to eat much, and I don't really get very hungry either. I have to admit, sometimes I'm sort of glad about that part of having a cold since it makes me lose a few pounds usually. hehe