Severe Gnawing starving churning feeling every morning wakes me up

Posted by celderki07 @celderki07, Dec 18, 2021

I have a severe awful gnawing starving churning feeling every single day every morning it wakes me up like I haven’t eaten in days type of feeling. It’s not burning like gastritis just an EXTREME HUNGER GNAWING churning feeling. Does anyone else have this? It’s been 3 years ongoing and nothing has helped. I can’t take it anymore. I can’t live like this. I have rapid gastric emptying and hypermotility of the small intestine with no known cause. No surgeries. Just stress.

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Hello, Celderki07. One question I might ask would be what was the last meal the night before? Are you eating a lot of carbs or sugar? Hunger pain symptoms come from the hormone ghrelin, and eating excess carbs that break down into simple sugars will boost the production of ghrelin. I know this is true for me. If I eat healthy and skip the sweets, I do well and can even get to mid afternoon the next day before I will feel hungry.

Here is a link that explains hunger.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-sugar-and-fat-trick-the-brain-into-wanting-more-food/
From Cleveland Clinic
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/binges-blame-the-4-hormones-of-the-apocalypse-infographic/
Getting enough sleep is very important according to Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep-promotes-weight-loss/art-20270122
One other suggestion would be to check with your doctor, because if your metabolism is in overdrive making you hungry, that could be related to thyroid function. An overactive bowel could be related to an overactive thyroid too, just as constipation can be associated with lower thyroid functioning.

Have you discussed this with your doctor?

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