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Do Antibiotics Make You Hungry
Metabolic demands: It may be that your body is looking for extra energy and nutrients to fight whatever ailment those antibiotics have been prescribed for. I don't believe it's the antibiotic itself -that would be unusual. The body 'knows' how to heal and is probably telling your appetite sensors in the brain to eat more-since to fuel your immune system you need energy/nutrients. It's important to listen to yourself ...Read more
I feel very hungry when I take antibiotics. Sometimes I have to take it I breaks out very badly. What do I do?
I'm on antibiotics. I just wonder why is it that when lm on them why do I eat more or always hungry?
Antibiotics: Won't make you hungry. There's another cause. ...Read more
How long antibiotics weakness lasts. I feel hungry a lot still I feel weak after typhoid past 10 days.
Probably not the...: ...Antibiotics but the recovery process from "typhoid" that has you feeling lethargic. Give the healing process a little more time, liberalize your diet as tolerated, get plenty of sleep, avoid excessive use of analgesics or alcohol ; expect to feel fine soon. If symptoms persist however, don't delay in getting rechecked by your doctor to rule out another issue or relapse. ...Read more
I've been sick with flu doctor gave me antibiotics amoxacillian took 5 days seems like I'm very hungry, does that make u hungry?
Amoxicillin has been: Reported to have side effects of decreased appetite and weight loss. One explanation- the condition you were being treated for has improved with subsequent improvement in appetite. ...Read more
Is it cdiff or anxiety? Took antibiotics for 15days. Now 2mths later I have bloating, sometimes I don't get hungry & have nausea, dizziness/imbalance.
I took amoxicillin and levofloxacin for getting ride of h.pylori. It has been 2 months now I still lose appetite. Does antibiotic kill hungry bateria?
I have hunger pains even when I am not hungry. I am on antibiotics right now. I am diabetic taking 4 medications and a heart patient on aspirin plav?
MayBeDueToAntibiotic: It may be due to Antibiotics, or due to the reason you are on Antibiotics. You are also a Diabetic and make sure your blood sugar is under control. If you start vomiting, excessive thirst, fatigue, loss of appetite, pain in abdomen, rapid breathing or shortness of breath.Then you need to be checked right away as these suggest Diabetic KetoAcidosis.You did not say why you are taking Antibiotics. Good Luck ...Read more
Diverticulitis, since 1/12/14 so hungry, I ate 2 boil eggs now a burning sensation from belly to mouth, can I take heartburn meds w/antibiotics?
Many Possibilities: First possibility is you are not eating what your body needs. Eat frequent, healthy, tasty small meals. Drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). Ensure you have 3tbs butter or veg oil/day and 4fruit+5veggies/day. Try this for 2 weeks, if not effective, see your primary care provider. ...Read more
Only you know: Since hunger is a subjective symptom with no outward signs or indications, only you will know if your'e really hungry. Remember, hunger is just your body telling you you're burning up more calories than you're taking in. It's to prevent you from losing weight - a survival instinct - but it's only a symptom. No one is ever harmed or dies from hunger. ...Read more
Well -: Are you getting enough food each day? Are you hydrating well enough? Consider multiple small meals through out the day. See if drinking a glass of water helps to satisfy what feels like hunger. ...Read more
Rule out: One would always want to rule out physiological causes before assuming something is "purely a psychological thing." ...Read more
Water and lo-cal foo: Hunger is your body's way of telling you that you are eating less than you're taking in -- or losing weight. You can't lose weight without hunger, but you can lessen it by drinking water or eating lo cal foods such as vegetables. Why are you fasting? Is it religious? If not, a good program of caloric reduction and exercise is a lot better and safer. Do something you can continue the rest of life. ...Read more
Most people eat too much and get fat, before they know it.
Be glad that you do not have to deal with weight issues and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for weight loss surgery. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Libido (sex drive) varies at different times in our lives. Appetite can change depending on lifestyle, stress, exercise and many other factors. ...Read more
Hungry: The question are you gaining weight or losing weight or have stable weight. If weight is stable or losing weight checking you out hyper metabolic conditions like hyperthyroidism or chronic inflammataory problems. If gaining weight conditions like early type 2 DM with hyper insulin and frequent hypoglycemia or Insulinomas. Depression could also lead to frequent subconscious need to eat. See a docto ...Read more
Stomach always full: "gastroparesis" means your stomach empties slowly, regardless of cause. Many gastroparetic patients experience a sense of progressive fullness throughout the day. As such, without adequate stomach emptying, you may not experience much hunger. Diet modification may help--drink liquids along with eating small, frequent, low fat meals to improve stomach evacuation between feedings. ...Read more
See doctor: Increased hunger can have many causes including psychological. See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis to rule out medical reasons for increased hunger/appetite. Meantime, write down all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements, alcohol/drug/tobacco use and current life stresses. Take care. ...Read more
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