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Constant Hunger Pangs
I have been taking protonix. The the past few days I have started having constant hunger pangs. It feels like I have not eaten at all. Protonix?
Protonix: Hunger pangs are a nonspecific symptom. Protonix may cause diarrhea, but I am not aware of it causing abdominal pain. Your distress may be due to pylorospasm, gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder disorder,etc. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation and appropriate tests will be ordered. In the meantime you could take zantac instead of protonix to block stomach acidity. ...Read more
Increased appetite ( constant hunger pangs) excessive burping and gas. And occasional Heartburn for last 2 weeks. I'm 23 male. What could this be ?
getting hunger pains so severe I can't focus. eat good portions. I am overall healthy. 4 days now with constant hunger? no new med or activities.
What changed?: Assuming that you are eating enough and are healthy, I would wonder what,happened 4 days ago. This could be related to any number of emotional issues, for example, job change, break-up, new boyfriend , graduation, and the list goes on. Your hunger should even out as,you adjust to whatever changes you are experiencing, positive or negative. If persistent (more than a week), see your doc. ...Read more
I'm experiencing constant hunger pains. I eat very healthy. This started this week. I eat, then still feel neverending aching pains of hunger.
Finished abx for h pylori on jan 23. Now my 1 & only symptom is back. Constant hunger pains. What is causing this? I cry all day. It's horrible.
See a GI: Hi, i did not see that an egd was done in the procedures that you have listed. I think u need to see a GI to determine if it's indicated. Also please take all the information regarding how your h pylori was diagnosed and how it was treated ( was eradication confirmed?)alongwith all the previous test results for your consultation. Continue taking the Prilosec till you see the gi. Hope this helps. ...Read more
8wks pregnant and get overwhelmed and start crying bcs I'm constantly hungry.even after eating I feel hunger pains.of it's not that it's nausea.why?
Hormones: The high hormone levels of pregnancy often cause women to become more emotional and cry easily especially if this wasn't a planned pregnancy. We treat the nausea of early pregnancy with frequent small meals. Nausea happens if your stomach gets completely empty or over full. It sounds like you are having completely normal symptoms of early pregnancy. Best wishes. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Appetite: And hunger are a complex processes and associated feelings ("pains") are influenced by several factors: blood glucose levels, stomach distention, hormones (cortisol, insulin, ghrelin, etc.). Persistent "gnawing" hunger sensations & bloating may mean lack of food, indigestion or acid reflux as you describe and should be discussed with your care provider. ...Read more
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