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Loss of appetite

Is loss of appetite common, also do you think is caused by the desease or a Psychological Aberration 

Also is it common to interpret funny fealing as being part of this when they are not ?

Hi Zidder, some people with MS have low appetite. Might be because they find it difficult to swallow or might be because the whole thing around eating is so exhausting, especially if you're the one that has to do the shopping, preparation, cooking and washing-up. It's just easier sometimes not to bother. 

Also of course with MS it's very common to suffer from depression and that can very definitely either cause an increase in appetite or a loss in appetite. So I suppose you have to think what is affecting you. If it is depression, your doctor can easily give you something to help. It's a very common problem and your doctor will see people every day who get depression. There are some great medications that help. Also you doctor can arrange counselling for you on the NHS.

I think I know what you mean about the funny feelings. Do you mean that you think that everything that happens to your body is MS? If that's what you mean, yes, it is very common. When you have had MS for a while you start to get to know what is caused by the MS and what isn't, but at first most people start to think that everything is caused by the MS.

Having MS can cause us to have a lot of difficult emotions and these can also cause us to have strange feeling in our body. It's hard to tell the difference between these feelings and MS symptoms. Again, I think a chat with your doctor will help.

Hope this has helped to answer your questions,

Pat x

Thanks Pat

"I think I know what you mean about the funny feelings. Do you mean that you think that everything that happens to your body is MS? If that's what you mean, yes, it is very common. When you have had MS for a while you start to get to know what is caused by the MS and what isn't, but at first most people start to think that everything is caused by the MS."

Yes that is exactly it