I am having an extreme lack of appetite and interest in food. I'm only 5.5 weeks. Since I got my pregnancy confirmation and even beforehand, I have not felt like eating. I don't take pleasure in food anymore it seems. I feel like eating is a chore and oftentimes I will start eating something, take a few bites and then just feel turned off, so I stop. I have lost 6 pounds already in a short time and am starting to get a little queasy here and there so I am doubtful the appetite will improve.
I am worried because in previous pregnancies (even the one I MC'ed) I still had a powerful appetite in the early days, even when nauseous. In this pregnancy I don't want anything really. I also am not having any cravings.
Has anyone ever been like me? Why am I so averse to eating? I am not even sick, I just feel turned off of all food. It's like my body isn't sending me the same hunger signals anymore. I feel like I can go all day without eating and barely notice. The only time I do stop to eat is when I feel dizzy or lightheaded. Then the same thing happens...a few bites and then turned off.
Advice and reassurance appreciated. I had a loss with my last pregnancy so I am extra paranoid this time. :(