Anyone else have sudden loss of appetite?

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   Posted 5/30/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I have CFS/ME and fibro.  From time to time I've had a zillion GI complaints and all my work-up has always been negative from celiac panel to barium enema (done recently for abd pain in Feb/08).
A few days ago I completely lost my appetite out of the blue.  Have been dealing with sore-ish throat, swollen glands, more flu-like sx, also had a "weird" boil on my chest which finally went away.  No new meds.  It's not that I'm nauseous, I just have no desire to eat.  This happened several months ago and lasted for about a week.  Normally I'm a pretty healthy eater and it's worrying me a bit.  Has anyone had this with this illness?  THanks!

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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
LV, I also have lost my appetite, and I am an avid eater. Frightens me a bit, but I could stand to lose 10lbs, so might not be too bad.
Sore throat and swollen lymph glands too.

Not sure what has brought this on for either of us, and I can't be of much help. Just thought you'd like to know that you're not alone.
Current Meds: Cymbalta, Codeine Contin, Tylenol3, Tramadol.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in March 2008 but suffering about 7 yrs.

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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks ouchy for your reply, I'm sorry you're also facing the same thing.  Actually I ate a bit better today so maybe it's very up and down....who knows?  I am seeing a new CFS doc soon and I am very hopeful that he will shed light into what's going on.  Take care!

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   Posted 5/31/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
LV and Ouchy:
You both sound like the EBV symptoms, don't think you will lose weight, that would be a bad sign. Weight loss is bad for the body in these circumstances. Having these same symptoms for about 3 months, I can tell you that I just ate brown rice and other low energy meals (vegetarian/vegan/whole foods) during these times and stayed away from sugar, caffeine and junk food. Rice and steamed vegies was the easiest to make and tolerate. I also did fruit smoothies (blend fruit with water and add protein) a couple of times a day. I have a liquid calcium product that I add to this and that was really helpful.
Reading this chat/blog site has been comforting. A support group from home is really helpful when you have to isolate yourself.
God Bless you all!

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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your input...I do feel like I"m constantly fighting a bug but it never really "comes out" like in normal people, I know my immune system is really "cranking" hence the visit to the new CFS doc...hopefullyh he will find ouut what if anything my body is trying to fight. I always test negative for HHV viruses, only positive test was for IgG CMV but my ID doc said it was a past infection and that up to 90% of the population tests positive for on to the next step.

Thanks for your food suggestions. You know, the weird thing is that I really crave meat many times but your input is so wonderful, thanks and take care too!!

P.S. How did you incrfease the font size of your response?
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