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I have zero appetitie, eat little, but am feeling well. Nothing appeals to me, has anyone sorted this?
You are not alone OP! I am experiencing the same thing. Used to love my food but now I literally eat because I know I have to. Doctor doesn't seem concerned and believes it's part of my IBS. If you aren't taking any medication or experiencing any stress which may be causing loss of appetite, go back to the doctors and ask for some tests.
I too am like this and have to force myself to eat . Iv lost a stone in 6 weeks . I was overweight and need to lose two stone to get healthy bmi. I have started uni and just find I'm so wrapped up in studying Iv lost my appetite ! I never fancy anything and it's really annoying as I used to be a real foodie ? I'm hoping my appetite returns soon
I don’t think you should wait for bloating as a symptom to only consider ovarian cancer - that would mean it would be at a very late stage! Sometimes you have to go back to gp and be pushy - id demand a blood test tbh to rule out that cancer marker thongs (ca125?) and also anemia/low iron.
You do keep referring to depression- has your gp assessed you for this? Losing interest in something you once enjoyed is a sign of depression. Doesn't have to be severe to be there. There's a questionnaire on the NHS website that will help you determine if it could be that.
It is unlikely that a doctor will action any treatment if the physical signs are that a.) you are able to physically chew and swallow, b.) that you are not losing weight, c.) look physically well.
But there has been a change in something maybe psychological. Which has had a knock on impact on your appetite. It does not have to be as major as an eating disorder. It is also OK to just think of food as 'simple fuel' rather than salivating for the time being. Small steps - if you have had a love of food before - you can have it again. Some eating disorder support groups may have information on this as many go through this on recovery.
There are also stretch receptions in your digestive tract and these are responsible for a feeling of fullness/emptiness. They send triggers directly to the brain to trigger appetite - which in turn tells you to eat. It also re-triggers to tell you that you are full and can put your cutlery down. It is possible that these may have changed - worth a discussion with GP?
This has happened to me very recently- although was started with what I think was a stomach bug. I'm now over the bug but still just don't want to eat. I'm 4 stone overweight, so no bad thing, but for me not to have an appetite is unheard of!
I'm also a bit down at the moment and having lots of peri-menopausal symptoms so I'm putting it down to hormones and am also anaemic so overall being slightly under the weather.
What makes you think it could be depression? I mean you have mentioned it more than once which makes me wonder maybe it is.
You said that you’ve just had the usual things over the last year. Well that doesn’t mean we can’t get depressed? Eg I’ve changed jobs, I’ve got two dcs with one who’s having trouble at school, having a house extension and my marriage isn’t great. Some might say they’re “normal” things but I certainly do not feel happy and keep getting upset easily etc and feel my mental health sliding.
Er if you haven't lost weight then I can't really see the problem. Your body is evidently getting enough calories - you may think you have no appetite but you must be eating otherwise you would have lost weight over a year.
The less you eat, the less you WANT to eat, the more your stomach will shrink, hence even less of an appetite and feeling full quickly.
Sounds to me like you're a bit depressed. Maybe try doing some exercise to release some feel good hormones and give you a bit of an appetite. Also try building up your appetite by trying to eat at regular times - breakfast, dinner and tea. Even if it's only tiny amounts at each meal.