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no desire to eat

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Ra1ne

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I'm 5'4 and I'm rather underweight. For the last two years I've had it drilled into my head by doctors, nurses, family and friends that I'm not healthy. However I never paid much attention to my weight.

Since I didn't care the severity of it didn't hit me until my normally very heavy period didn't turn up. I got the painful cramps though. I wasn't pregnant, it wasn't even a possibility. I'd hit a point where I was eating less than half a pack of chips and beans a day and honestly I only ate the chips because my housemate was getting seriously worried about me. I'd lost so much weight that it'd effected my cycle.

For the first time I was actually scared and realised that my eating habits or more my lack of is damaging my body. So I was wondering if anyone else here can at least name what I'm going through.

I am a rather selective eater due to a fun mix of acid reflux and what is probably IBS (I avoid doctors a lot these days because hearing the same line about how skinny I am no matter why I'm there is really off putting ). I don't see a point in eating food I don't like when I know I'm going to have to run for the bathroom with severe stomach ache minutes later.

I find the texture of most foods off putting, ground meat and fatty textures trigger my gag reflex to the point even imagining it is unpleasant. If I don't eat any breakfast I'll normally be hungry by lunch but I don't eat much before feeling full and if I'm busy within an hour I won't remember I was hungry or thirsty in the first place. When it comes to dinner I'm even worse. I'll feel peckish but by the time I'm done cooking nothing looks or smells less apetising than the food I've prepared. I feel like I've lost my motivation to eat by cooking the food.

I've never felt the need to snack and if I do it's a forced activity in a desperate attempt to gain weight and it feels like meals are the same. I know I have to eat it but with every bite the more I want to run away from it. The larger the portion the less of it I can eat because it just feels like the food won't run out. Eating out with friends is stressful unless I already know the menu and am sure there's at least one thing I'll enjoy and won't set my stomach off.

Any clues :confused:
 
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BorderlineDownunder

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I'm 5'4 and I'm rather underweight. For the last two years I've had it drilled into my head by doctors, nurses, family and friends that I'm not healthy. However I never paid much attention to my weight.

Since I didn't care the severity of it didn't hit me until my normally very heavy period didn't turn up. I got the painful cramps though. I wasn't pregnant, it wasn't even a possibility. I'd hit a point where I was eating less than half a pack of chips and beans a day and honestly I only ate the chips because my housemate was getting seriously worried about me. I'd lost so much weight that it'd effected my cycle.

For the first time I was actually scared and realised that my eating habits or more my lack of is damaging my body. So I was wondering if anyone else here can at least name what I'm going through.

I am a rather selective eater due to a fun mix of acid reflux and what is probably IBS (I avoid doctors a lot these days because hearing the same line about how skinny I am no matter why I'm there is really off putting ). I don't see a point in eating food I don't like when I know I'm going to have to run for the bathroom with severe stomach ache minutes later.

I find the texture of most foods off putting, ground meat and fatty textures trigger my gag reflex to the point even imagining it is unpleasant. If I don't eat any breakfast I'll normally be hungry by lunch but I don't eat much before feeling full and if I'm busy within an hour I won't remember I was hungry or thirsty in the first place. When it comes to dinner I'm even worse. I'll feel peckish but by the time I'm done cooking nothing looks or smells less apetising than the food I've prepared. I feel like I've lost my motivation to eat by cooking the food.

I've never felt the need to snack and if I do it's a forced activity in a desperate attempt to gain weight and it feels like meals are the same. I know I have to eat it but with every bite the more I want to run away from it. The larger the portion the less of it I can eat because it just feels like the food won't run out. Eating out with friends is stressful unless I already know the menu and am sure there's at least one thing I'll enjoy and won't set my stomach off.

Any clues :confused:
Hi hun

Im sure there will be someone here like this

I know a young man who has no appetite and its a result of a tumor

The Appetite Part of your brain can literally be wiped out or not function at all

Suggest you see a GP as it shouldn't be this way

Best

BDU
 
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