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Is there any way to get my appetite back with HSV?

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Ever since I started experiencing HSV, I have had issues with my appetite. The docs found gastritis but no infection, so they're going to consider it normal. Of course, the H community knows how HSV can affect appetite. I'm gradually losing weight and periodically feel such stomach discomfort, that it feels like I'm still experiencing an outbreak. Been going on for months now. I was healthy and fit before this, but now I look anorexic and sickly.

Does anyone know how to get their appetite and weight back from HSV? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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I experienced something like that early on after being infected. I had some autonomic dysfunction that cause me to have gastroparesis. That is you eat only a little food and feel full. You don't have much of an appetite either. I found that making smoothies and milk shakes helped. I was able to drink high calorie drinks and green juices to maintain some nourishment. I think my whole digestive system was whacked out. Eventually things stabilized and I was able to eat normally again and gained my weight back. I lost like 25lbs. Try the smoothies. 

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You'll get your appetite back when it runs it's course in your system...  It can sometimes take a while though...

My advice is to be sure you eat... even if you aren't hungry... get those calories in.. make them healthy... hardboiled eggs, spinach, chicken... 

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