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I have no appetite.

I don't know what is wrong with me. I used to play soccer for my high school, and a club, until I injured my back. I have never binge ate, vomited forefully, or anything like that. I just cannot find an appetite for food most of the time. I barely ever want to eat, even though I am always starving. What is wrong with me? I love good food, and I enjoy eating sometimes but usually I don't want to eat whatever it is. I am always hungry but only certain foods at certain times are desirable to me.Please can anyone provide some suggestions for my situation?
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I would suggest going to a

I would suggest going to a doctor and explaining your situation. Sometimes severe lack of appetite can be a symptom of a more serious underlying problem.

Best of luck to you!

Thank you

I guess i'll try that, thank you!

Hi there!!

Hi there!! Welcome to the forums and thank you so much for your post!!

The things that you are describing are definitely things that are concerning for anyone at any age. We need to remember that whenever we begin to struggle with nourishing ourselves and maintaining our health that is what truly should be our motivation for finding help. I am very happy that you used these forums to ask about your situation! I hope I can provide some resources!

I agree with the observation that you should see a doctor. That is always a wise choice!! Another thing you might also wish to consider is seeing a nutritionist. It is important for you to make sure you are maintaining adequate amounts of vitamins, proteins, etc especially with the behaviors you described.

Luckily, the NEDA Helpline can easily provide you with information regarding resources in your area!! All you need to do is call:


I hope this helps!! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more support!!

Keep fighting!

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