For the past five days, i have had a decreased appetite, and when I eat, I can only eat a few bites, in some cases only one, then I feel full and it's impossible for me to eat anymore. I have lost 2 kgs. I'm starving but I'm full at the same time. Help!
Have you been pooping normally? Are you constipated? Constipation can cause a lack of appetite, and it usually easily fixed. Have you taken any new medications lately? Have you tried eating small amounts spread over time? Are you super stressed? Sick? There are a huge number of causes for a lack of appetite, and we can't tell you very much over the internet. You should probably speak to your doctor about it, as they can question you in real time about what the cause could be, and help you fix it.
I have read about magnesium. And the symptoms that you describe could possibly be that your body is too low on magnesium.
Anaemia will also cause lack of appetite.
I do not know what the recommended dosage would be for you to take magnesium supplements, but as you are not eating enough, your body is not absorbing all the vitamins and minerals it requires to keep healthy.
There may be other reasons for your problem, so I would advise that see your doctor as soon as you can so that he can give you a medical as well as do blood tests.
Well, her BMI is still 21.8, which is not yet seriously underweight. But I agree, AmeliaCoxsen, you need to see a doctor soon who will listen to you, because that much weight loss with not wanting to eat is scary. Start recording your weight to show the doctor how fast you've been dropping, and keep a diary of what you're eating so they can get an idea of your diet. And please be honest with them, whatever feelings you have around the not eating and losing weight.
I did not worked out Amelia's BMI.
Amelia is 17, height of 156cm weight 53. I am not clear if this is in pounds or in kilograms.
If the weight is in kilograms which works out at 116.8 pounds then Amelia's weight would be classed as normal with a BMI of 21.92 which is in the normal range. But even if this is a normal weight, Amelia's eating habits are not normal and is very unhealthy. There is not enough nourishment, vitamins and minerals in the diet to sustain a healthy body, healthy hair and nails and bones, menstrual cycles will also stop.
I assumed kg, since she lives in Australia and gave her height in cm. I don't think she'd be alive if it were in pounds (it would be a BMI of 10--yikes!). I agree that the eating patterns are worrying, but there are medical causes of a lack of appetite or early satiety that are not anorexia nervosa. I'm worried that it's one of those, because she hasn't mentioned an obsession with losing weight, and in fact seems worried about it. I don't think someone with anorexia nervosa would have come here for help in the first place if their weight loss scheme was working so well. Just my $0.02, but a proper exam and history is the first step anyway.
Amelia, please keep us updated on how you are doing.
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