My blood pressure is typically on the extreme low side of normal, my whole life. I'm vegan for the last (almost) 2 full years (january). I was normal weight for myself for the first 1 yr and a couple months of veganism, so that's obviously not my problem.
I did become concerned over my weight and tried a couple diets that aren't your typical "lower intake calorie" but rather, diets that trick the body into losing weight, and eating more calories than usual..
During this time, I was avidly avoiding wheat gluten (to an extreme) and many starches (but ate fruits galore, as well as sugar in coffee, etc). This went on for about 4 months (I lost modest weight and went down to a reasonable weight, and decided no more need to diet), and then about one month ago, I decided to up and eat cake. Lots of it. A whole cake in about 3 days. I lost 6 pounds total (after consuming cake? with frosting, cake was made with 1/2 cup canola oil, not applesauce), and now down to a rediculous weight and do not know exactly why and eat whatever I want but i'm struggling to maintain my weight!!
Ok, so it sounds like a dream come true, right? Whenever I eat big meals, my low BP goes through the roof (i don't know the numbers, but my veins protrude really badly, even on my hip bone, so all over my body veins veins and more veins, and what's worse is I can feel the heat from all of it, and don't know if there's a correlation.
Onto the stomach pains. I've gone to the doc in the past for this to no avail, and the pain is more phantom pain. Has nothing to do with whether I eat, don't eat, how much I eat, how spicy food is, etc. Basically, I had tests done and it's def. not an ulcer. It's also not cancer, or anything like that. guessed not to be pancreatitis, and wrong side for it to be my spleen? I think it might be that, but who knows.
Ok, now...when I was tracking my food and not eating everything in sight, I was at a comfortable 113#, right now I'm at 105-107# depending on whether I ate/just got done sleeping/etc.
I'm 5'1.5"...I know my doc won't worry until I'm underweight, but I was down to 107, and can't maintain it, so it'ss been inching downward (big meals inflate my weight, but it's just appearing to be a higher weight, my weight drops down to lower than it was before when I sleep it off or whatnot.)...so it goes up a lot, goes down a bit more than the starting point, and yoyo's ever so slightly on a downward sliding scale.
Of course this is reason to concern and I don't think I can get a diagnosis in a reasonable amount of time. My bone structure is very large so I look anorexic at 105-107#. 113 I looked fine, but my rib cage, hands, head, all too big for this weight.
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