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Anybody else completely lost the ability to tell if they are hungry or full up?

(19 Posts)
Cattleprod Thu 28-Jul-11 11:48:10

I normally find it really easy to tell whether I am really hungry, peckish, ok or completely stuffed, but at 27 weeks pregnant, my stomach doesn't seem to be sending the signals to my brain anymore. I'm not even sure exactly where my stomach is located at the moment!!

I'm having to use other ways to know when to start and stop eating. If I hear rumbling noises or start to feel a bit weak and unsteady, I know I must be hungry, and if my bump starts feeling tight and it's getting more difficult to swallow, I assume that means I've eaten enough. It's very strange feeling more or less the same before and after a meal.

I don't remember feeling like this in my first pregnancy. Anybody else experiencing this?


Renaissance227 Thu 28-Jul-11 12:06:28

I've got this at the min, but sometimes I can't tell when I'm full and then spend almost 24 hours feeling uncomfortably full. Very strange thing! smile

Iggly Thu 28-Jul-11 12:12:34

Yep - I had to be really careful and eat small meals. Otherwise I'd pay for it later in the form of heartburn...!!

rooks14 Thu 28-Jul-11 12:15:26

I'm exactly the same. I don't fancy anything for dinner, then sit down to force a bit down and end up eating 3 plates..

Crosshair Thu 28-Jul-11 12:16:29

I tend to go from starving to so full I feel sick, without much of a middle ground.

lightsandshapes Thu 28-Jul-11 12:20:47

YES!!! Glad you articulated it as I couldn't figure out what is going on. I am also 27 weeks! I am just having to stick to habit to work out when to east. It feels very odd not having any of those hunger / satisfaction msgs going to your brain..... confused!

Ragwort Thu 28-Jul-11 12:21:42

I'm exactly like this all the time - and I'm not pregnant blush !

lightsandshapes Thu 28-Jul-11 12:29:48

well, just off for lunch - will report back on how I get on!

PandaNot Thu 28-Jul-11 12:42:08

I used to vomit quite regularly after only a few mouthfuls, even though I thought I was very hungry - no warning, just happened.

lightsandshapes Thu 28-Jul-11 14:59:56

yes still got it - odd isn't it!!!!

Pastabee Thu 28-Jul-11 15:28:10

I'm like cross hair. Get so hungry but eyes are bigger than stomach as get uncomfortably full really quickly.

Scheherezadea Thu 28-Jul-11 15:33:42

yes! Last night I completely over ate, and had terrible indigestion from it blush

voodoomunkee Thu 28-Jul-11 15:35:31

It is really odd isnt it! I know I have to eat little and often as the alternative is to not feel hungry and then have awful awful heartburn cos i am hungry..... 25 weeks here.

I miss enjoying food.

GetOffOfMyCloud Thu 28-Jul-11 15:39:12

thank you thank you thank you thank you all - it's not just me!! smile

27 weeks and can't tell whether I'm hungry or full, by the time I do feel hungry I've left it too long, over eat then feel uncomfortably full for the next few hours.

And apparently it's only gonna get worse! shock

lightsandshapes Thu 28-Jul-11 15:41:32

I've also lost taste too - well it's still there, but not very strong.... anyone else??

voodoomunkee Thu 28-Jul-11 15:44:08

Yep am with you lightsandshapes I can only taste really really strong stuff like onion or curry type stuff. Everything else seems bland. Am always thirsty too but definitely no concerns over this. Sigh.

HPonEverything Thu 28-Jul-11 16:04:59

YES! So glad you posted this as I thought it was just me.

I know I'm not eating even nearly enough - I go all day at work without eating at all. Had a small bowl of stew last night for dinner and I felt sick like I'd eaten way too much but was also still hungry as it was all I'd had all day confused

MrsBloomingTroll Thu 28-Jul-11 16:55:07

Yes, me too!

candr Thu 28-Jul-11 17:55:52

Am 31+4 and have same thing and keep being sick but am hungry 5 min later. Made the comment to my mum that my eyes were bigger than my stomach - she took one look at by bulging belly and said "I don't think so dear" - whole restaurant heard and giggled.

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