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Sunday Morning
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So as you know from my history here - I had a recent pregnancy scare I'm getting over. Had my period a couple of weeks ago, even took pregnancy tests during my period - everything negative - so basically I know I'm not pregnant. All I've been doing is engaging in manual and oral sex - and I've posted questions about that - and you've all confirmed that there is no pregnancy risk from manual and oral sex.

But here's a really weird question. Is it normal to have had changes in appetite due to plan b that continue to persist?

Well- change in appetite isn't the right word. I just feel like I'm more hungry, or more conscious of my hunger, and this has been going on for a little over a month.

I know it's not pregnancy. I know it's not pregnancy. (I need to keep telling myself this so I don't go back to being paranoid again).

So what gives?

I mean - I have started working a 9 to 5 desk job. All I do is sit, read, and do work. So that may be attributable to my need for snacking. But by the end of my shift, I get hungry. Even hungrier if I wait til 7 or 8 to eat.

And then late at night, sometimes I want to snack.

Is this just a product of me having been stressed out, and starting a new job? Plus me being more aware and conscious of my body? I've noticed that when I'm busy or doing things I don't really pay attention and I don't think I get that hungry. But when I sit and think about it - I do.

This is just stress, over thinking, adjustments in my lifestyle, and getting over that scare, right?

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Robin Lee
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hi asdfg10,

you know, hunger and appetite really aren't our areas of expertise. if this is something that concerns you, you certainly could go talk to a healthcare provider about it.

having said that, hunger and appetite are both much like other things in our bodies--they're not static 9the same all the time) and can change for all sorts of benign reasons such as a change in schedule (including being busier) change in sleep patterns, change in emotions, or just a change that really isn't identifiable.

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