Is fibro the cause to want to eat at nights?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrpain, May 11, 2006.

  1. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Am I alone? When I get up in the morning I'm not hungry at all even though I'll eat something with my coffee....but at night, I feel like I could eat everything in sight.

    Of course the T.V. advertisements don't help any, but I think of everything, especially pizza, bar-b-que, steak, eggs & bacon & sausage, and on and on...

    I'm 6 ft. and 190 lbs, but if I give in to my thoughts, I could add 30 or 40 lbs in no time. It's a struggle every night. The only reason I don't give in is because of stomach problems as soon as I lay down to go to bed. A nausous feeling will come so then I'll have to sleep sitting up in my la-z-boy... I don't sleep well anyway.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/11/2006]
  2. butterfly8

    butterfly8 New Member

    I'm like you. Before noon I can easily go without food, but at night, I crave stuff. I was told that it might have lots of causes, including poorly functioning liver, chemical imbalances etc.

    One thing that might help - chromium tablets. They often help reduce cravings, especially sweet stuff.
  3. UnicornK

    UnicornK New Member

    I guess that's how I topped out at 325 pounds! I've lost alot of it, but I still agonize at night.

    I found that if I get a high protein (NOT Slim Fast, etc.) meal replacement bar, that I am satisfied better than if I ate junk food in the middle of the night. I usually eat Atkins or South Beach.

    With me, it's more emotional than anything. I have bi-polar depression (in addition to everything else! LOL).

    Hope this helps.

    God Bless.
  4. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Feeling better although I may not stay on line long tonight.. I'm taking Co-Q-10, magnesium, vitamin C, pro biotics, milk thistle, selenium, grape seed extract, glucosamine chondritin/msm, and astragulas in the day...and melatonin, valerian root, and tylenol at night...
  5. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I also have a appetite at night and problems with my stomach. I never lie flat to sleep anymore. I bought a adjustable bed and elevate the head of my bed each night.

    Before I had the bed I used pillows to elevate my upper body. This helps prevent gastric relux at night. Also before bed I take Gaviscon, it helps.
  6. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    I take 3 to 4 gaviscon before bed also. Some nights I have to add pepto bismol. It's a battle.......

    As far as supp. & vitamins go; I watch a show called "Your Health", with Dr. Becker and his wife. He's a holistic doctor who is also a D.O.---a medical doctor...

    I take his advice on vitamins and supplements because he is a cancer survivor, and his wife has fibromyalgia..
    They talk about fibro and cfs a lot on their show. He had the number one heart specialist on the show the other day talking about the awesome foursome for the heart.

    That was co-q-10, L-carnitine, magnesium, and D-ribose. I don't have any heart problems but I also take those four because it is good for us also...He says that if your fighting candida or yeast problems, then you should take oil of oregano, astragulas, pro-biotics, & olive leaf extract. And stay away from sugar and starches...
  7. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Your probably right on target because a few months ago I did have a sleep study done. I was told I had extreme sleep apnea. I tried the c-pap machine for over a month but could not use it. My major problem is falling to sleep.

    Without that machine I squirm all over the place and have to sit up half the night to sleep in my la-z-boy due to stomach problems.. That machine was just getting in my way...It caused me extra problems and more pain...
  8. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Thanks for taking the time to respond with some great information. The only thing I take at night for the stomach has been nexium, gaviscon, and pepto. For a while I took Pamelor and darvocet with my relafen, but the Pamelor made me too groggy in the morning.

    It definitely didn't help any with my lack of energy. Now I take melatonin, valerian root, and tylenol with my darvocet and relafen. That has been working the best so far even though my best isn't to good...Throughout the day I take a lot of supp. & vitamins to try to boost energy.

    Sometimes I boost it with caffeiene when it is absolutely necessary, such as when company comes over for the holidays, or something like that. I know that's not good for us to do, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do..
  9. bigmama2

    bigmama2 New Member

    I think Ben and Jerry are the causes for wanting to eat at night. Yes, if I had never met them I wouldn't want to eat at night. Them and their damned creamy concoctions!

    But seriously, I am the same way- not hungry in morning, couldn't care less about food till afternoon, and then by evening I'm fighting so many urges to eat, even if I'm not physically hungry. I have read that this can be related to low adrenal function.

    If Ben and Jerry's comes out with "chocolate cortisol crunch" I'll be the first in line!
  10. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    What is porride?? Never heard of it. I'll sure try it though...
  11. tilla

    tilla New Member

    antidepressants made me hungry at night. I never ate at night before. When I stopped the antidepressants, I lost the desire to eat at night and lost weight.

  12. hot-tubgirl

    hot-tubgirl New Member

    the fatigues that most of us have from either sleep apnea and/or alpha wave intrusion makes the body want energy. and what's the quickest source of immediate energy? sugar and carbs. the body craves them in attempt to give energy - but of course it all backfires. i eat very nutritionally in the day - low fat, low sugar, small portions of healthy stuff. but come night i could eat a gallon of ice-cream and a bag of cheetos - although i don't. just half a gallon and half a bag. that's a joke. hahahahahaha still i have to be honest - i do eat too much at night......
  13. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Carbs and starches is what I crave all the time. I always have to have potatoes and mac n cheese. Lots of bread like in pizza or giant sub sandwiches.. And right before bed, I'll snack on cheese slices.....First thing in the morning with my coffee is ham & cheese sandwich...

    WOW; I've got to change things! (Seeing it in print!)

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