For over a year or so I've had problems eating a full meal. I can't eat all my food in one sitting without feeling nauseas, or gagging. If I eat anymore than half a plate of food, my body tries to throw it all up. It doesn't mater what kind of food I eat, I can only finish off half of my plate. I try to eat three times a day, but can usually only manage two. When I get nauseous I never feel full. I would really like to eat more, but can’t unless I want to loose what I’ve already eaten. I frequently get constipated (more than a week without having a bowl movement), and its really getting on my nerves!
It really became a problem when I went off to college, because I was used to handling the problem by snacking all day in order to keep myself from getting hungry. I can't afforded all of those snacks now, and going into the cafeteria every couple of hours to eat a few cookie's just isn’t feasible. Now I'm not able to eat enough, and I'm suffering big time for it.
After a few months of putting up with it, and about 10 pounds later, I went to see a doctor. He proceeded to tell me that I was so stopped up that I couldn't fit any more food into my stomach. He told me to eat more fiber, and drink more water. It helped a little with the constipation, but I still couldn't eat right.
After suffering even more symptoms including feeling faint when standing up, heart palpitations, and muscle weakness, I went to a different doctor. I had a blood test done and found out that my potassium was too low, and was put on supplements for about a week.
None of my symptoms have gone away, and now I can add a new one to the list. I'm drowsy all day long. I’ve fallen asleep at the wheel at least 3 times, and I've started trying to avoid driving all together. I'm certain most of these problems come from me not being able to eat enough, but I would like to know why I can't eat without getting nauseous. I have a family history of gall bladder issues. I'm a 5’5” 18 year old girl and weigh 121 pounds but use to weigh 137. My blood pressure is usually around 110/80. I would really appreciate some answers. Any help would be apreciated, Thanks!!!