Male, 30 years old, generally healthy. Inactive lifestyle but pretty good eating habits.
About 6 weeks ago it started. I got more hungry all the time. Actually, I am almost constantly hungry except for 1-2 hours after a meal. Even when I'm eating I cannot seem to get 'satisfied' in my stomach and will even feel hunger 15 minutes after the meal. In conclusion, I am hungry almost all the time.
Some days it is a tad better, some a bit worse.
On top of it, I noticed that last days I also have some tenderness in my lower abdomen around the navel. (not on the right side luckily). And I need to push hard on there to feel it. It feels a bit like there is a lot of gas trapped in my intestines. Not sure that is the case, but that's how I would describe how it feels when I apply pressure.
May or not be related.
I have tried so far:
- A week of Nexium (Omeprazol / acid reducers)
- A week of Probitiocs to stimulate intestine flora
- Anti worm pills (but not enough to kill a tapeworm)
- Almost no more sugars, no breads and pasta's.
- More exercise.
- Lots of supplements: Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin D, Echinea, I drink chaomille tea twice, etc.
I also pee more often lately, but that might be because of all the stuff I take. Maybe not. I was on st John's wort for anxiety, but not tapering it off by going lower in dosage as i read it may mess with blood sugar levels.
The first thing that comes to mind (and Google) is diabetis or pre-diabetis. I ordered a blood glucose meter, it will arrive tomorrow so hopefully may rule that out. Can't imagine I would be diabetic at this point (no family history also) but these 2 symptoms are pointing towards it.
So my question to you is, what could it be? What are the options and what else can I try?
And for diabetic patients, what do your symptoms look like? How does the hunger work in diabetes? I get hungry now right after eating for instance. Is that the same for you? Or does it work differently?
Anyone else could shine some light on this?
Thank you very much. If all my self help fails, I'm afraid i will need to go to the doc :)