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Never hungry

Hi, I'm a 21 year old girl. I haven't felt hungry since I was 13. I don't have a problem with food, I eat normally, but it's because I like to eat, not because I'm hungry. I'm neither fat nor thin, just normal and perfectly healthy. But like I said, I never ever feel hungry. I tested myself, like going for a long time eating nothing, and still, no hunger. Every time I've asked a doctor about it, they would just say "You must eat", but I already do... Nothing seems to explain why I'm never hungry. It's not a bad thing I guess, but something could be wrong... Do you have any insight?
Asked On : Mon, 24 May 2010
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The feeling of hunger is mainly controlled by hypothalamus. It seems that you have learned this behavior of not feeling hungry over time. This is a behavioral modification. Since you are able to eat normally so any organic cause is unlikely. Still a thorough evaluation from your general physician will help in ruling out the organic causes.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Answered: Tue, 18 Oct 2011
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I feel the same way. Do you have depression. Ever since my breakdown i never feel hungry. I eat however and if i over eat i vomit. I'm asking the same question you are but haven't found an answer
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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