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Losing appetite but feeling healthy, flare incoming?

So for the past 6 months, I've been eating literally everything, I would even eat snacks after the food and that was a-lot of food.
I'm feeling healthy right now with Humira treatment and going to the bathroom 2 times a day on average.
However, my appetite has gone down and it reminds me of how my appetite was for the last couple years,
I eat a couple bites and then think about "other things I could be doing right now because there's no way I'm finishing this food", I stare at the amazing food for a couple minutes, and then just get up and leave it.
This is so tragic, I love food and I used to finish the plates and even way extra after.

You might say that this is due to the lack of prednisone, but I haven't been on prednisone since late December of 2020.

This literally started about 2 weeks ago, there are still some days in-between where I finish everything, but these are inconsistent now.
I love the taste of my food and I don't think it has to do with me not liking the food.

Maybe it's depression?
or maybe a Crohn's flare is sneaking in, but wouldn't I see blood in my stool, or some joint pain?
 
Hi there - I know with my son, when he started losing his appetite, that is a red flag for an oncoming flare. It has happened a few times even if he was still okay in other areas. Once he had the right remicade levels, this didn't happen anymore. Have you had your blood checked lately--humira levels? How long has it been since your appetite has decreased? How often are your Humira injections?
 

crohnsinct

Well-known member
6 months after discontinuing steroids, it could be the start of a flare or it could be something else. Everything with this disease is clear as mud. How often do you get bloodwork done? Are you noticing any trends with labs, increasing inflammatory markers, other labs going wonky?

My daughter is in a flare and the loss of appetite is the thing she is most upset about. She also loves food and is practically to tears because she eats a few bites and can't eat anymore. But for her the loss of appetite is usually the last symptom. For her the frequency, urgency and bleeding start the ball rolling.

I would keep an eye on it and mention it to the doc next time you see or talk to them.
 
Hi there - I know with my son, when he started losing his appetite, that is a red flag for an oncoming flare. It has happened a few times even if he was still okay in other areas. Once he had the right remicade levels, this didn't happen anymore. Have you had your blood checked lately--humira levels? How long has it been since your appetite has decreased? How often are your Humira injections?
I take my Humira biweekly.
The interesting part is that some days I won’t finish lunch, but I’ll devour dinner, it’s really strange.
This has started around 2 weeks ago or a week and a half ago.

I checked my blood about 3 months ago and at the time the inflammation was pretty much gone.
 

my little penguin

Moderator
Staff member
One other “rock” is delayed gastric emptying
When my kiddos duodenum was inflamed it did not empty his stomach at a normal rate -he now takes erythromycin to cause his stomach to empty faster
 
I've been on Humira for about 3 years now. I've noticed that my appetite tends to come and go. Sometimes I'll eat like a horse. Other times, I'll go 4 or 5 days or even longer and barely eat enough to comprise one or two full meals total. As long as you aren't having any other symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much unless it persists for a few weeks or longer. It's still worth mentioning to your doctor, though.
 
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