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Painful hunger, no weight gain
I've noticed for a year or so that I eat a lot and am hungry a lot, but gain no weight, already being rather skinny.
I've already been told that this is due to my growth spurt, is normal and lasts for about 2 years.
However, I would like to receive another opinion, this being a very concerning issue to me, as well as draw your attention to some perhaps unusual (or not?) symptoms.
When I am hungry I experience a very uncomfortable in my stomach which can prevent me from studying, sleeping or make me generally anxious. I have also noticed that I become hungrier when I drink water, my hunger getting worse (or speeding up my digestion if I am already full).
I realise that guys my age may need to eat a lot, but I am the only person I know with this being such a big problem - it interrupts my daily life.
Also, I can be fatigued and anxious but this could be caused by various other factors.
Is this normal or something to worry about?
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231441 tn?1333896366
Hi,

It could be normal given your age.  You may actually need to eat frequently so that you don't get so hungry.  

When you eat you will probably be more satisfied if you mostly avoid junk foods and eat plenty of meats and vegetables, some fruits, and with healthy fats.  Eggs, cheese, etc.  Fats and protein will keep you full longer than carbs (breads, rice, pasta, sugars etc).

If you were worried about blood sugar, there will be no harm to ask your doctor to testing fasting blood sugar (normal is in the 80s) and / or Hba1c (3 month average blood sugars).

Hope this helps.
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