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After you got your Brain Injury has anyone found out that you do not have appetite?

Like to the point you don’t eat most of the time?

I my case... My TBI shut off my ability to eat. So I had a feeding tube for almost 7mos. And I lost a massive amount of weight. I’m small to begin with. But I went for 125 to maybe 65 lbs. It’s not healthy. So here I am 7 years post Tbi.... I gain all the weight back and just in the last 6 months I started losing it again. I’m down to 107 lbs and I have NO desire to eat. I have to force myself to eat.

Any suggestion on what could boost up my appetite and help me gain weight. I do not like looking this skinny.

Thank u, everyone for your comments.

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I go through phases. Before my accident I was about 140lbs when I left the hospital 47 days later I was 100lbs. It's been almost 6 years and I'm finally up to 136lbs. Eat lots of healthy fats.... and if you don't feel like chewing( I get like that) make a smoothie. I like an elvis (pb, banana, chocolate milk, caramel if you like)

Have you seen your doctor about this? If you haven’t got an appetite I would strongly suggest medical marijuana or CBD capsules. They will help you to eat better. Have you ever had the Ensure drinks? They are full of vitamins and minerals. I realize you may not be able to eat a lot at one sitting so break it up into having some nourishment every few hours. I wish you all the best.


I'm going through that just now and I'm 2 years on after my TBI. Just completely lost appetite. No desire to eat. I've been to the docs who referred me to a dietician place. They help with eating and eating disorders. So I understand how you feel. Or I try food and don't enjoy it. Try talking to your doc or a dietician. Try having 3 small meals a day. Even just small ones. A yogurt or breakfast bar. If you go too long without food, you will lose weight and your body will get used to it so try and seek the help. Try 3 small meals a day. Doesn't have to be too much.