I am a 22 year old female. I'm 6 feet tall and I weigh 110 lbs. I was in treatment earlier this year from January-April and when I left I was 157 lbs. I have been having some odd health problems lately and I will be seeing a doctor but I would like a second opinion too. After I've been sitting for a while and I get up to walk upstairs or to another room, once I sit down again my heart starts beating irregularly. This happens multiple times daily, but my heartbeat is never irregular during checkups at the doctor. Is this normal or dangerous? During these episodes, am I more likely to have a heart attack than when my heart is beating normally? Also, my temperature has dipped down into the 95 degrees (F) a few times (well the thermometer said 94s but I think I add a degree with this thermometer). I know that a temperature 3 or more degrees above normal is of concern, but what about below normal? At what temperature should I be seeking medical attention?
Other recent medical problems: some soft lumps in my neck and one hard one, muscle twitches, tongue shakes when I stick it out, eye strain, white tongue, ammennorhea (I had 1 period upon returning home from treatment in May, but haven't had one since then)
Other possible causes: Scratched by a wild cat (but I noticed the lumps on the same day this occurred), I'm on Prozac/Stratterra/Buspar/Lunesta/Multivitamin/Calcium Supplement, and I've been a vegetarian for 3 years
I’m delighted you are seeking medical attention for your physical symptoms. Low body weight, low BMI, irregular heart beats, low temperature, lumps in neck, amenorrhea, etc. are all critical symptoms. Your body is breaking down from malnourishment. You are much too young to have such severe symptoms.
In addition to medical attention, please seek additional eating disorder treatment. For more information on eating disorder treatment visit the bella vita website.
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