Undiagnosed, Complete Loss of Appetite
Dear TED, I lost all HOPES and still have the bigest hope (GOD).
Since I am a regular reader of EC I trust you a lot and now I have also hope THAT YOU CAN HELP ME SO PLEASE TED ANSWER MY REQUEST!!
Since August 2008 (I was still breastfeeding my 18 months old baby) and 2 days before my menstrual period I started to wake up with low energy, loss of appetite, depressed, fatigue, nervousness and short temper, these symptoms lasts 2 days and disappeared once I get my menstrual cycle.
This event came back to me on the next month (September 2008) but skipped (October). In November the same day of my menstruation (but few hours earlier) I felt little head aches and low energy and then very weak, and the next day all the previous symptoms came just this time it hits me a big time (emotionally) because doctors after I went to hospital for check up told me that all tests are fine (CBC and glucose and theroid hormones etc...) and I told them it might be PMS (premenstrual syndrome) the said maybe not because I still have my symptoms during the period, so they I was shocked and felt hopeless and my emotional state remains the same for 2 10 days and the worst was my appetite which was completely gone (12 years ago I would loose my appetite when I am nervous or stressed out..and I knew that I couldn't this time recover because doctors didn't know what's wrong and they said maybe stress and before all these events I was happily living with my husband and kids (I AM 36 years old)so no way for emotional reason!
Since that time TED I stopped breastfeeding then I was in very bad state of mind (anxious mainly) like waiting when these bad symptoms will be back and YES it came back and started to come but last days of my period (after i stopped breastfeeding).
I went to my Gynecologist and told me sure it is some HORMONAL ISSUE and she did gave me some hormones test to do it during my menstrual cycle and I did it but came normal!
Now I am struggeling from loss of appetite, I mean I can stay whole day without being able to put any food or drink any thing and now I am writing after one week of loss of appetite!!!
I believe that it is some hormonal issue but how to point it I don't know! but my appetite is very much affected and any thing could trigger this loss and I am scared to death that I will not accept the food and I will develope any eating disorder.
The the biggest fear is to be skinny and get some deasese bcause of malnutrition then I will feel very guilty.
It sounds I am scared yes? because I am TED, I want to believe that it is a hormonal issue rather than think it's just me freaking out because I imagine if I get older and had any sikness I should be strong and able to fight not starve myself and die :(
TED PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE I want you to tell me what to do to have my appetite back, mind you that I take multivitamin and fish oil and sometime I take ACV for nausea also I take magnesium and calcium/D and I try my best to put anything in my mouth to be able to take the supplements..even I purchased a protein shake but couldn't drink it !!!
Tell me what can I do for my appetite and also give me any suggestion to not have malnutrition and how can I get the protein???!! also is there anyway to get caloric supplement?
HELP HELP HELP ME PLEASE TED.