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Can hunger make you throw up??


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I was feeling abnormally hungry yesterday, so I ate a little more than normal, and around 6:00 was suppertime, but I wasn't really that hungry. I ate some chicken salad- just roasted chicken breast, brocolli and 1 mushroom. I had to make myself eat it, and then right after I felt starving. I waited till my before bed sanck around 8:30, and instead of eating 1 can tuna, I added 1/4 cup of oats to it. I scarfed it down, still feeling hungry, and slept around 10:30. I woke up in the middle of the night, with the most intense burning, acidic feeling in my esophogus and stomach- I threw up twice. I woke up feeling woozy with not much appitite, and my stomach feels weird. I ate breakfast ok, so I don't think it was a bug, and it happened to me like that before a few months ago. I want to go workout, but the thought of eating makes me feel sick. I feel like that sometimes when I am really really hungry......??? Advice please!!!!

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To me that sounds like heartburn. Sometimes heartburn includes acid reflux up the esophagus that can make you thrown up in addition to hurting. It could also be that you ate too much. I don't think it's related to the nauseous-hunger feeling. I get that too. My advice is to ask a doctor in case it's something serious.

I've been this way too...in fact, I notice it's especially worse when I drink a lot of fluids then my stomach feels really heavy and nauseated. Not a good feeling. :/

Sorry not much help, but just relating. Heh.

Whenever I feel super hungry (like right now for instance) I feel like I am going to hurl - yes that means I feel like I am going to throw up right now - but the thought of eating at this point makes me want to hurl even more! It's really weird and eventually I come to a point where I can eat some food and feel better but it only happens before dinner!

You know what sucks - tomorrow I am not allowed to eat for a long time because I have an endoscopy appointment which requires me to not have eaten for I believe 12 hours - ugh!

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Whenever I feel super hungry (like right now for instance) I feel like I am going to hurl - yes that means I feel like I am going to throw up right now - but the thought of eating at this point makes me want to hurl even more! It's really weird and eventually I come to a point where I can eat some food and feel better but it only happens before dinner!

You know what sucks - tomorrow I am not allowed to eat for a long time because I have an endoscopy appointment which requires me to not have eaten for I believe 12 hours - ugh!

maybe that's because you only eat 300 calories before dinner?  you're talking about starvation.  the poster is experiencing heart burn/acid reflux. 

to the OP: keep a food diary for a few days and monitor your sensations of nausea relative to when and what you eat.  if this continues, consult your doctor.

 

Are you eating enough calories is my first question and my second question is have you ever tested your blood sugar. I get feeling like that, I feel hungry and then you start to feel sick, you know you should eat something ( and eating actually makes the sick feeling go away) but the thought of eating makes you want to puke. This used to happen to me quite a bit and then I discovered I had low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you drink a little bit of juice and wait a few minutes then you should feel better and eat something. I was desperatae once and all I had were Tums so I ate two of those and had a little water and in a few minutes I felt like I could eat. Hope this helps you. You don't want to drink too much juice or eat something with too much sugar because you will end up feeling sicker later, that is why a little juice is good or a candy.

This happened to me a few nights ago- though I didn't actually vomit, I felt like I was going to. It was a very acidic feeling, and i knew I just needed to get some food in there, but couldn't! Frustrating.

I usually try a bland carb(a bite or two of bread, dry non sugared cereal, crackers, etc)

Original Post by gobbley:

I was feeling abnormally hungry yesterday, so I ate a little more than normal, and around 6:00 was suppertime, but I wasn't really that hungry. I ate some chicken salad- just roasted chicken breast, brocolli and 1 mushroom. I had to make myself eat it, and then right after I felt starving. I waited till my before bed sanck around 8:30, and instead of eating 1 can tuna, I added 1/4 cup of oats to it. I scarfed it down, still feeling hungry, and slept around 10:30. I woke up in the middle of the night, with the most intense burning, acidic feeling in my esophogus and stomach- I threw up twice. I woke up feeling woozy with not much appitite, and my stomach feels weird. I ate breakfast ok, so I don't think it was a bug, and it happened to me like that before a few months ago. I want to go workout, but the thought of eating makes me feel sick. I feel like that sometimes when I am really really hungry......??? Advice please!!!!

I think what you felt last night was acid reflux. If it becomes persistent, talk to a doctor about it and there are medications. This happens more with people who are overweight but also with highly acidic foods or even some weird stuff sets us off. Greasy food and coffee (I literally feel it halfway through a cup) does it for me but tomato sauce and soda does it for my husband.

The feeling sick when hungry is low blood sugar. I think you are describing 2 different things here. I get like that sometimes, usually before supper if I don't plan my snacks correctly. Sometimes I will get very hungry and then feel sick or sometimes I skip the hunger and go straight to feeling sick, but I know it is because I need something to eat.

So, no, laura, it's not just a symptom of starvation (although yes, it does happen when you're hungry). Some people have this severe enough and that's called hypoglycemia, like meldash said. However, I think it can just happen to anybody, though I could be wrong. Maybe I have it and I don't know it, but it doesn't happen to me all the time, just once in a while.

 

Original Post by annkatcom:

Original Post by gobbley:

I was feeling abnormally hungry yesterday, so I ate a little more than normal, and around 6:00 was suppertime, but I wasn't really that hungry. I ate some chicken salad- just roasted chicken breast, brocolli and 1 mushroom. I had to make myself eat it, and then right after I felt starving. I waited till my before bed sanck around 8:30, and instead of eating 1 can tuna, I added 1/4 cup of oats to it. I scarfed it down, still feeling hungry, and slept around 10:30. I woke up in the middle of the night, with the most intense burning, acidic feeling in my esophogus and stomach- I threw up twice. I woke up feeling woozy with not much appitite, and my stomach feels weird. I ate breakfast ok, so I don't think it was a bug, and it happened to me like that before a few months ago. I want to go workout, but the thought of eating makes me feel sick. I feel like that sometimes when I am really really hungry......??? Advice please!!!!

I think what you felt last night was acid reflux. If it becomes persistent, talk to a doctor about it and there are medications. This happens more with people who are overweight but also with highly acidic foods or even some weird stuff sets us off. Greasy food and coffee (I literally feel it halfway through a cup) does it for me but tomato sauce and soda does it for my husband.

The feeling sick when hungry is low blood sugar. I think you are describing 2 different things here. I get like that sometimes, usually before supper if I don't plan my snacks correctly. Sometimes I will get very hungry and then feel sick or sometimes I skip the hunger and go straight to feeling sick, but I know it is because I need something to eat.

So, no, laura, it's not just a symptom of starvation (although yes, it does happen when you're hungry). Some people have this severe enough and that's called hypoglycemia, like meldash said. However, I think it can just happen to anybody, though I could be wrong. Maybe I have it and I don't know it, but it doesn't happen to me all the time, just once in a while.

 

i encourage you to read my post again.  i was quoting gia when i was suggesting starvation, not the OP. 

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