Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:04 PM
I figured it out. I can't believe it took me a while to do so since I actually went through the same thing about five years ago: when I'm feeling starved, it's usually because I'm dehydrated, not because I actually need more food. I drank about 2L of water this morning when I was feeling starved and headachey after a big breakfast and not only did the feeling go away, but I felt so revitalized and full of life! My mood completely shifted from black to bright. All the signs were there: logically, even if my stomach WERE completely empty (which it clearly wasn't sometimes), there's no reason why I would need THAT much food. And I was putting on weight now, just as I was back then, which suggested that I wasn't just losing everything I was eating. Still, the pangs and suffering were a sign that I was missing something
. Besides, my lips were chapped and my urine was yellow. There should been no mystery! When I started doing this last time, drinking a lot of water, eating more salads, working out (which I still do), restricting my food intake a bit, my D actually got much better, probably just because I was eating so much less in the first place. I thought later on that maybe it just happened because I was off SSRIs but now I think this was part of it too.
My roommate at the time was a trainer; he pointed this out to me.