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Constant Hunger Pains?

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For months I have been feeling hungry all the time. Sometimes even while I am eating my stomach will growl... and sometimes even when I am bloated and FULL. It is not just the growling, it's like you can feel the hunger. But it wasn't painful, just ... HUNGRY.

Then 2 days ago I had a colonoscopy. While I was prepping, my hunger pains were strong. Much stronger than normal, still not painful though. I just assumed it was because my stomach was empty. :unsure: It stayed with me the morning of the procedure as well, of course.

But that was Wednesday. Today is Friday. The pangs are stronger than ever and I have been eating like a pig! :huh: The hunger pangs start about 20 minutes after I eat. Last night it was almost intolerable while I was trying to fall asleep! I woke up this morning and it was just unbearable. I don't normally eat breakfast but I fixed me something to eat anyway and scarfed it down. It helped, but I can feel it starting up again.

Is this normal after a colonoscopy?? :blink:

I googled and "peptic ulcer" kept coming up... but I had an endoscopy the same day as my colonoscopy and my dr didn't find an ulcer!

Anyone else experience anything similar?

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Yes, I used to get ravenously hungry, especially after eating a high-gluten meal. After going gluten free, this has dropped off, but I still get it if I get glutened. On those days, I just can't fill up.

One thing for me...sometimes I was hungry--felt like I was starving on a more mental level--and sometimes it was also more physical, like you said, with the stomach growling. I figured out it wasn't necessarily hunger pains but gas pains--the sort that turn into nonstop burping. You may try something to eliminate gas next time this happens.

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When I first went gluten free, for about 2 months, there was not enough food in California to satisfy me. I was hungry as soon as I put my fork down. After two months, appetite became normal. My son who is 9 has been gluten free since October, and his seems to be getting worse. He is always, always hungry. I need another job to pay for groceries! LOL

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This did not happen to me after my colonoscopy. It did happen to me when I first went on the gluten free diet like Wolicki, and now, when I get glutened. It usually passes within a few days now.

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