28M 5'8" 270lbs No current drug use/smoking No current medications
So everyday since April 2019 I've been dealing with this constant nagging hunger/gnawing sensation that would feel like my body is eating itself. The only thing that alleviates it is eating ALOT of protein, mostly salmon. I got an endoscope and CT scan that both came back clean. Endocrinologists have ruled out mercury poisoning, thyroid issues, vitamin d deficiency and ulcers.
This all started after I stopped smoking excessive amounts of weed April 2019. I know for a fact THC increases ghrelin and I'm almost positive ghrelin is somehow causing this issue. I think I somehow caused my ghrelin levels to spike up. 6 months after this started my insulin was high and taking metformin immediately helped with the gnawing but stopped doing anything after a week. My insulin went back to normal.
I still need salmon to feel full and can't sleep until I eat my usual 24 fillets (3 fillets x 8 meals). It's been going on for two years. I've been perfectly healthy my whole and have always been around 140-150 lbs until this. Is there any explanation for this? I seriously suspect ghrelin is the culprit. Are there any more tests you guys would recommend that I have done? Currently I'm considering bariatric embolization, a leptin shot such as Mylept or possibly gastric banding or something reversible. Any help on the matter would be much appreciated.
Preferably things that can be frozen too and reheated later as I do like to do meal prep so I’m not cooking 3 times a day. :3
Also if anyone has any kid friendly meals with salmon? My boys love fish but they’re also quite particular.