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all I want to do is eat!

leahemilylleahemily Posts: 14
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:59 AM in Lower Back Pain
When my pain gets really intense, I get an overwhelming feeling that I need to eat...I have always been a comfort/emotional eater, but this is ridiculous!
Maybe my body thinks it can nourish itself better...
We'll see how that goes! (but I can't really afford any new clothes, so I'l better keep it under control!)


  • I so know how you feel.

    I'm an emotional eater, i.e. I eat when I'm happy, sad, depressed, etc., but since my last surgery and the resulting boredom that has set in - I'm eating for England all over again!!!!

    Gotta go - left over Christmas chocolate is calling me, ha!
    2 x Microdiscectomy 2005 / PLIFusion 2-level 2010 / revision surgery 2011 / NEVRO Senza spinal cord stimulator implanted February 2013. I WILL NOT GIVE IN / UP !!
  • Any kind of activity usualy side tracks the need to just eat, And as long as you eat mostly fruit then its all good,

    If you eat junk food and compulsive then body just gets more tierd and stressed,

    You want something that boosts your body not put you in a coma, lol

    Good luck
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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  • taking pregabalin/lyrica gabapentin /amitriptyline or prednisone by any chance are you ?? if so that will be why
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • I'm the same way! when my pain gets bad i eat like crazy. my naturopath explained to me that it was normal that your body is trying to find something to make it feel better.Just try and stick to healthy choices.I don't always do that but i try and do some healthy eating along with the bad stuff,then i don't feel so guilty afterwards. lol
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