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Do the incessant hunger pangs go away?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I haven't seen too much about this in my various pregnancy readings, although an acquaintance did tell me she experienced this too.  Since around week 6 I have the most intense hunger pangs, and they come pretty much hourly -- besides dealing with the nausea my days seem to revolve around planning when I will eat something next because the hunger pangs are usually worse than the nausea.  I feel like I'll die if I don't eat at that moment!

 

For anyone that may have experienced this, does it tend to go away with other first-trimester symptoms or is it going to stick around through the pregnancy?? (Sure hope not...)

post #2 of 12

I remember last time my hunger was strongest in the second trimester.
 

post #3 of 12
You've described me to a tee. I feel like it might be abating just a bit, but time will tell. I didn't have this at all with my first, except for the usual hunger later in the pregnancy. I love to eat and love good food, but I gotta say, it's getting old. Never thought I'd be tired of eating...

And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to eat something before I go to bed so I don't wake up at 4 am hungry... Bon appetit!
post #4 of 12
Experiencing that now, although not hourly. I'm 13wks and very tired of it! I think I've eaten well and then am starving!
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
In normal circumstances I love good food too, but in this case it's like nothing sounds good... yet I have to eat!
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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

You've described me to a tee. I feel like it might be abating just a bit, but time will tell. I didn't have this at all with my first, except for the usual hunger later in the pregnancy. I love to eat and love good food, but I gotta say, it's getting old. Never thought I'd be tired of eating...

And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to eat something before I go to bed so I don't wake up at 4 am hungry... Bon appetit!
post #6 of 12

Popping in from the July DDC to say OMG YES THIS. I'm 16 weeks now, and my intense hunger started in the first tri. I didn't have so much morning sickness as constant hunger even though nothing sounded good. . That pretty much faded by 10/11 weeks for me. Now I'm starting to get super duper hungry all the time again, but food sounds good so it's not as frustrating or all-consuming. Hang in there! 

post #7 of 12

It seems like I'm always hungry. eat.gif

post #8 of 12
During my pregnancy with DS, I ordered from menus based on what was the BIGGEST. I was nauseous, definitely, but insatiably, impossibly hungry. So, so hungry that I would also be like: OMG, I am so tired of always eating or having to prep a meal because I had. To. Eat!!!

The severity of it did fade a lot after first tri (although more like 16ish weeks I want to say), but I was pretty generally very hungry for most of the pregnancy. This pregnancy is strange, I still get painful hunger pains, but the nausea can be louder than the hunger pangs and I can't bring myself to eat (which makes it worse, of course). But when I do eat, I can usually only tolerate very small portions.

I am not sure which symptom I like less- the angrier nausea with hunger or the angrier hunger with nausea. You do have my sympathies though- I know exactly how exhausting and frustrating it is, even though it seems like people I know IRL were like "it must feel great to get to eat that much." Um, no. Like most things in pregnancy, I could definitely have done without it. Hugs to you!
post #9 of 12

I had that yesterday.  lol I had it more the beginning of this pregnancy and then it dropped off when I started having more and more food aversions.  Now I'm starting to be hungry again, but yeah, I know the feeling, sometimes I don't like eating.
 

post #10 of 12

That's how I was with DS and my last pregnancy, though so far not with this one.  It really helped me to carry around a sack of (raw) almonds.  I think the protein boost helped sate my hunger and the sweetness of the almonds worked well with my sensitive belly.  Plus a little could make the hunger pains abate, or I could munch and munch until I got somewhere to make/get a more substantial meal.  I bet other proteins would work the same way, it just depends on your taste and your stomach!  Jerky?  Roasted chickpeas?  Other nuts/seeds?  Those little travel packs of "Justin's" brand nut butter (with chocolate already mixed in!)?

 

Hope this helps!

post #11 of 12

The part that would always annoy me the most is when the hunger pangs would start up just as I was ready to go to bed.
 

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by somegirl99 View Post

The part that would always annoy me the most is when the hunger pangs would start up just as I was ready to go to bed.
 


I just had some of those the other night.  Yes, I agree, annoying. 

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