Vicious Circle: Are you too nauseous from hunger to eat?

@GuateMom (1411)
March 4, 2007 1:33pm CST
I hate it when this happens, you donĀ“t eat on time and so you get hungry, but suddenly, you are so incredibly hungry that you feel sick to your stomach. This obviously makes you not want to eat, so what is the point?
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
Before I get to that point, i get shakey and very angry. The last time it happened, i quit my job. just toldthem f*** you, I quit. I'd gone 6 hours without a break because they had nobody to cover my breaks. I've found that when I ger very hungry, it helps if I have a cup of tea with milk and sugar. it gives me the boost I need ot be able to make dinner, and wait the few minutes it takes to cook it.
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@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
You know what? This seems to happen to me very often. I'll be getting hungry and then for some reason I'll all of a sudden feel like someone dropped a bowling ball in my stomach. Then I will just lose my appetite altogether. I'm not sure why this seems to happen so often with me. I'd love to just find out why it keeps happening. It really hurts and it bothers me a lot to know that something hurts so much and there's no remedy for whatever it is that's bugging my stomach. I know sometimes I will even prepare supper for me & my other half. And then after I had prepared dinner for me & my other half.. Shortly after I had made it & it's all ready to eat.. I then begin to just not feel all to hungry.. Sometimes I've had to just force myself to eat just so I can keep my strength up.. And not become sick from not eating due to me just not feeling all to hungry. There's honestly been times where I've gone for a long period without food and I couldn't believe I made that long. I think a great reason why that happened is because I wasn't even focused on having anything to eat at the time. I usually will end up eating a lot later on and then feel sick even after that. Sometimes though.. I feel I get so busy with things around the house or I am trying to get so much done.. That I actually forget to eat something.. And I don't realize it until my other half asks if I had eaten today or what we'd like for supper this evening. It's quite scary when you feel like you have to post.. Post it notes all over your room or even on your computer screen.. Just so you will remember to eat. I don't know why but for me it goes a little different than I would with a normal person. It doesn't even matter if I was hungry, sometimes it will just fade the minute I begin cooking. Then I have to force myself to eat it later after it's prepared. When that happens I'll sometimes begin to feel light headed and even possibly dizzy too. I've never collapsed before and I'm thinking sometime it might just happen if I keep this up. I really don't enjoy getting nauseous from hunger or even from food itself but I wish there was a way for me to just go ahead and eat whatever I wanted with no consequences. I would much rather spend my time in an environment filled with happiness or at least in a place where I would feel a little more comfortable and less nauseous when cooking food or even preparing food. In conclusion, I find I seem to get nauseous from either having food or even not having food. For some reason with me, it happens at the oddest of times and I don't know why or if there is any way for me to be able to prevent it. It bothers me constantly that I have no control over it at all! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
• United States
5 Mar 07
It sounds like you are having a sugar drop. You need to have some protein when that happens. A piece of cheese or a tablespoon of peanut butter should fix you up to get rid of the nausua. Then eat. Try to stay away from as much sugar as possible.
@beaniegdi (1966)
4 Mar 07
I've never let myself get that hungry for years, if you can have a drink or something before you get to that point, maybe tea or coffee just to keep you going. but even if you don't feel like eating try a little to tempt your appitite and you will soon want your meal as you will feel better and your hunger will return. It is not good for you to skip meals jsut because yuo are too hungry to eat!
• Singapore
4 Mar 07
I would say that this is a good way to shorten your fuse. The more you do that, the quicker you succeed in driving yourself insane. Oh what am I saying? No, I meant that you should endeavor to eat on time since your stomach prefers to work like a rigid clock. Or if you can't have a full meal at the "scheduled" time, then at least grab a small bite to alleviate the hunger. Pardon me, I need my medicine now.