Food urges/cravings

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   Posted 7/30/2006 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone here think they have any food urges that the associate with getting better from depression? I don't mean just an urge to eat, or for cake and stuff tongue , but something like a craving -- suddenly you're only interested in eating one thing, and it's probably healthy.
Here are some examples. A week or so ago, all I wanted to eat was cottage cheese, and that went on for a few days, and was pretty much all I ate (in pitta bread with salad). Then over the last couple of days it's been prawns (fortunately frozen ones on offer in local store!): just don't want anything else (put it with a bit of pasta and chillis, but *no sauce*!! -- sauce really doesn't appeal at the mo).
The most extreme version of this that I've had was a couple of years ago when I'd been put on meds for depression and was beginning to recover. Now bear in mind that I'd never been a fruitbowl person, and was not in the habit of eating fruit at the time. Suddenly I had an urgent requirement for apples, and not just any old apples: *had* to be granny smiths. That went on for months and I'd eat up to 6 a day!!
So wondering if it's just me or if anyone else has this, and is it depression/recovery related or just me and my bizarre eating habits?! I'm even missing meals if I don't have these things around. I'm not even really interested in food on the surface of things at the mo (I get like that when depressed/recovering); this seems like a more basic urge than that.
Sorry if this seems like a really odd question, but I just started thinking about it again.
Rosie x yeah yeah yeah

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 7/30/2006 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rosie,

When my depression first started and I first strated taking the lexapro all I wated to eat was cake!!! I needed to put on some weight so it wasn't a bad thing. It lasted about 4 days!!!
Sometimes I just feel like I can only eat certain things and go off foods Ive aleways liked. My eating habits are a bit mad sometimes. Ive lways loved my food but I swp and change the things I like eating!
Ive only noticed this since taking my antidepressants
Take care
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