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Old 11-16-2007, 03:44 PM   #1  
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Do you get miserable? Or completely depressive?

I find that when I'm not fed, I get really miserable. It makes me irritable and very upset for some reason.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Is it just me?

What might be causing this?
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:11 PM   #2  
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I know what you mean I get very irritable when I don't eat. My DH says I get mean. My doc said I get that way cause my sugar level drops and thats why I should eat 5-6 meals a day - So be sure you eat
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And me.

There could be several reasons:

-Low blood sugar - being irritable happens first, you know
-The empty stomach feeling is unpleasant
-Long periods of not eating causes most people to be disoriented
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When you say "don't eat" - do you mean trying not to eat - or just the normal between meal stuff ???? I think that many of us who are overweight have used food as a substitute for something else - comfort etc. When I get upset I still have the impulse to go to food and when I don't (because I know it is not the best choice) I get cranky as ****. For me - I try to distract myself - jump on the treadmill if I am home - suck on a sugarfree mint or call a friend. It doesn't always work but when I do eat something I shouldn't my body lets me know and that helps deter me next time.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:57 PM   #5  
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I get very cranky, and headaches, from not eating. And by that I mean if I get busy and just don't eat, which I sometimes do if I'm really busy outside. It is caused by the drop in blood sugar. I know this, but I still sometimes don't eat. If I'm busy enough, I just don't think about it. I wish I was that preoccupied all the time. Usually, I can't stop thinking about food.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #6  
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Yep. I get real irritated and will eventually get a headache.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:21 PM   #7  
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Oh no, like if I dont get a meal when its mealish time.

I love food more than my body, really. So not eating is the worst form of abusing one's self possible in my eyes X____x

I'm really glad I'm not alone, because I do get that negative feedback from the fiance. About being miserable and such.

I'm good now though, had me a chippy
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:55 PM   #8  
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Me too! I get cranky and eventually get a headache. Poor hubby gets the brunt of it, too. You'd think he'd stuff his pockets with food just to keep me well fed.
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well for me on the contrary, when i eat, or when someone makes eat i get very irritable. I don't use food as a substitute of something. The other way round, i don't eat therefore i'm under my weight and hate when people tell me to eat.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:41 PM   #10  
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I have to eat every couple of hours or i dont feel good. That makes me irritable.
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:53 PM   #11  
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Casandra,

I get irritable if I get too hungry. It's like there's a scale of irritability based on my level of hunger *lol*

At some point on the hunger scale, I also start to get extremely sluggish and my head and body start to hurt. I'm pretty sure that everything is directly related to blood sugar level.
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