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17 Year Old Female: Lack Of Appetite, Constipation, Nasuea, Weight Loss, Fatigue

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  • Posted By: 17female
  • March 24, 2008
  • 04:17 AM

I am a 17 year old female and for the past week or two I have been experiencing these symptoms:
Lack Of Appetite
Weight Loss

I currently weigh 110 pounds and can't seem to gain (im usually around 115-120) I have to force myself to eat even though I dont have much of an appetite and generally feel sick after I do eat. I have fatigue and feel tired all the time, Im sleeping more. I don't take any medications/drink/smoke or anything. Im not sexually active, I eat a healthy diet. And lately I've been eating a very light one. I had a lack of bowel movement for about a week and then I had one last night and it was extremely constipated and painful and strained me to the point that I got heart palapatations and was flushed and exhausted afterwards.

Here is when my problems started:

2 weeks ago I begin to fast for 1 week and drink mostly only coffee and water and eat little food (I ate completely normal before then) I then attempted to go back to a normal diet and then these problems started happening. I dont know if it's related or how.

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  • Why were you fasting? One week on coffee and water is totally unhealthy for you. You are starving your body and are probably very dehydrated by your symptoms. This could be dangerous and I suggest that you go to the doctor ASAP and explain your fast and symptoms. You may have injured your organs/body with this type of fast. Do you have an eating disorder? If you are overweight and were looking to lose weight, this is not the way to do it. You must eat a balanced healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Please see the doctor.
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