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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 14, 2010
  • 10:58 PM

After a stressful period, at the end of January I lost my appetite. At first I wasn’t too worried as I thought it wouldn’t last too long and to be honest I was quite happy to be losing weight. However although still under a lot of stress I don’t feel anywhere near as down as I did before but the symptoms have continued and it’s starting to worry me. Although I’m still a healthy weight I’ve lost 1 ½ stone in 1 ½ months. When I eat anything more than a couple of slices of bread It comes straight back up about 5 minutes later, especially if the food is strong tasting, fatty or sweet.
The other reason that I’m starting to worry is that today I went to the supermarket and at the checkout I began to feel really hot and in need of fresh air. I was sitting on a bench outside when my heart began to race and I started feeling dizzy. I lost my vision and my hearing went really muffled. It was really frightening. After a drink of fresh orange juice and a bottle of water I started to feel slightly better and went home. However I still had a throbbing headache all over and was feeling slightly dizzy and faint. I thought I should have some more sugary food and some water but this caused me to vomit again. I’m guessing that my symptoms were a result of being dehydrated and lacking in food but I can’t understand why my body won’t let me have any food or drink if this is the case!? I’m sure it can’t just be stress anymore. What should I do about it? I’d rather avoid the doctors if possible because I’m scared of them (I know it’s silly!) but obviously I will go if I need to.

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