Alright, so I've had an interesting few months of various symptoms, and lately, a variety of symptoms have come up. Since March, my diet has been off-and-on and I have been drinking copious amounts of water (mostly 1 liter or more per day). When I say my diet was off-and-on, I mean there were days of not eating, eating little, or eating junk food. Around the end of April, I was drinking alot of water while I was having a bout with diarrhea (which is quite common - not diarrhea as in liquidy stool, but soft stool) and I realized I wasn't replenishing electrolytes, so I switched to Gatorade and Smartwater. I started feeling funny when I drank Gatorade, as in my skin dried up, my body would warm up, my veins would dilate (not abnormally), I would become more mentally alert and my heart would beat faster. When I switched back to water, it felt like my body slowed down. My breathing seemed too slow, and my veins thinned out (they looked irregular), and my mental clarity vanished. This continued until I went to an urgent care facility because I started getting cramps in my neck, jaw, back, abs, and thigh. They sent me to the ER where they gave me a saline solution and told me that my final diagnosis was weakness and said I tested negative for diabetes insipidus (they thought I had this because I was urinating ever hour or so, but I was drinking a lot of water (not because of thirst, but by choice).
After that, I was feeling fine. My diarrhea was clearing up, my stools were normal, my stomach no longer ached whenever I ate something. On May 5th, however, I ate a Lean Cuisine that had been left out for a couple hours before I put it in the freezer again. Diarrhea came back and so I did the Gatorade-Water cycle. My appetite left as well. I stopped eating for a day or so. The night of May 6th, the cramps in my neck came back and continue to this day. As the days go on, I am beginning to have more and more light headedness upon standing up, even more fatigue, and I also notice the difference in my veins after eating something salty - I continue to have dilated veins after consuming something salty. Also, my fatigue goes away when I consume something salty as well - which is the same thing I noticed when I drank Gatorade.
In general, I just feel off. I have had blood tests taken. Although, I'm not sure if the doctor is looking in the right direction. Could this be an issue with my diet and lack of eating because I have lost a lot of weight (probably due to the diarrhea). Any comments or help would be highly appreciated.
do you ever check you blood pressure???
sounds like a low B/p prob to me.
By reading your post, I gather that you don't eat much, you lack the nutrients our bodies need to survive.
Then you had a lean cuisine which had been sitting out, when frozen foods sit out, bacteria begins to grow. It might be minuscule but it's present. You ate it, and your bodies first reaction was to get it out of your system. There are two ways our body will do to get rid of something that can makes us sick. one of those ways you had (diarrhea) the other way is vomiting.
When we have diarrhea and/or vomiting we lose alot of water as well as electrolytes. Some of those electrolytes the body nees to keep B/P regulate are sodium, potassium and magnesium. If we don't replace them, of course our bodies are not going to work properly.
If you're lacking sodium and are dehydrated your B/P will be low and you will feel lathergic and dizzy.
My recommendation, see a Dr get your lab results and try to start eating a balanced diet. You will fee the difference immediately.
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