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could an eating disorder bring on hypoglycemia?

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  • Posted By: itsallyoueverdo
  • January 6, 2012
  • 09:41 PM

Ok, I need help! Sorry this is going to be kind of long (but I guess it's better to tell too much than too little).

I'm 25 years old, and have had a history with EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified because they get really technical on labeling anorexia) since I was about 8. I always ate a lot of sweets. In 2004 I went to a concert where I almost passed out, ended up my blood pressure dropped down to 60/? and my blood sugar dropped because my hands went stiff and all my fingers were pushed together. It happened again in 2005 and have been fine up until last week.

Last Monday I didn't eat a lot, went out to another concert, actually passed out this time and was given orange juice and food to bring my levels up. Tuesday I slept most of the day and my muscles were sore, so I went to the Dr. (blood sugar was 80). Had a glucose tolerance test Wednesday (still haven't heard back yet) but I feel like ever since I passed out I am always hungry, or I'm tired. I've been trying not to eat much sweets and eat actual food but I could eat something right now, and in an hour be hungry again. (Example - the other day I ate Panera for lunch, came home at 4 and made a frozen pizza, ate dinner at 6, and at 9 made biscuits) and if I were to snack on candy or chips, I'll be tired and lay in bed for an hour or two.

I guess I'm just wondering if it could it be hypoglycemia? Could a history with an eating disorder bring on a condition like hypoglycemia or diabetes? Because why am I hungry all day now, when I wasn't before? and why do I get so tired after I eat? Could when I passed out have affected my body that drastically?

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