I have had no appetite for years. I have to force myself to eat and when I don’t, I fall into this low blood sugar state and even though I barely eat (I wish I could), I am gaining weight and unable to lose it like I used to. I feel like my body thinks I’m in starvation mode or something and could that be why my body is hanging onto the fat? I am just trying to put the pieces together. I want to be able to eat as I know how important it is to metabolism. I am cold all the time. Where did my appetite go and can I get it back?
Good question. I’ve had no appetite for almost a decade?have to take 8 betaine HCL’s with each meal just to get the food to move out of my stomach after 2-3 hours, and sometimes my motility is still very slow.
Unfortunately, because of this, I have an extremely difficult time gaining weight. I’ve lost a lot of muscle over the last 2-3 years, and was too thin to begin with.
Been to many docs?none of them can give any concrete advice (except to take the HCL and other digestive enzymes). But something must be causing thisuperhaps an infection of the vagus nerve? Or a lack of some nutrient that affects mitochondrial issues (a krebs cycle test did show problems, but the advice on correcting it has been very conflicting).