Is this a symptom of menopause?

mom2greatkids
mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
I had my surgery on May 18. I'm 48. I am hungry ALOT!! Is being this hungry a symptom of menopause? I know that a lot of women gain weight in menopause. Thankfully, so far so good, no hot flashes or mood swings. However, I realize those could follow later. I am on Zoloft (well generic) Anyway, I recently read (perhaps on this board) that a cancer patient was placed on Zoloft as it helped with hot flashes. Who knows? I feel like all of you ladies are my new best friends. This board is a wonderful source of encouragement for me!!

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  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    Steroids?
    Are you taking dexamethasone or some other type of steroid? I didn't have any hunger as a symptom of menopause.
  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
    Tethys41 said:

    Steroids?
    Are you taking dexamethasone or some other type of steroid? I didn't have any hunger as a symptom of menopause.

    No. I haven't started chemo
    No. I haven't started chemo yet. I start next Tuesday. (28th)
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676

    No. I haven't started chemo
    No. I haven't started chemo yet. I start next Tuesday. (28th)

    Increased appetite
    I don't think being hungry is a menopausal symptom at all.

    I don't know how long you went without eating after your surgery but I was not allowed to have food for 4 days. Afterwards, I would get starving hungry and my family doctor explained that I had used up my glycogen reserves (stored sugar in the liver) by the prolonged fasting and was having low blood sugar. I had to eat complex carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, starchy foods) to restore the balance. It did help me.

    I am not sure why you would be so hungry.

    LQ