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A little about me, i'm a male, 21.
i'm underweight however i have asked the doctor whether i have any eating disorders and he has ruled this out. I want to gain weight, not lose it.
Everymorning when i wake up, i feel nausous and i can barely eat. When i do eat, my stomach burps and is irritable and doesn't let me eat. Sometimes it takes me hours to eat something
Somedays i force myself to eat a banana/1 slice of toast and then go university, come back and then i can eat a small meal
However, other days i can barely eat and i feel nausous and i throw up after eating anything.
I've went to my GP plenty of times and the hospital. We have ruled out gastritis. I have undertaken:
-MRI on my mind
-Barium swallow test
So far, all have revealed nothing wrong with my body.
My symtoms get worse when i am stressed due to deadlines and exams, i barely eat when i am stressed.
However i'm not that stressed now yet i still cannot eat, i think i associate food with throwing up in the mornings. I'm going for my first Cognitive Behavioural Therapy session on thursday. I hope it helps me
Sometimes me not eating like a regular person scares me, because i've lost weight and doctor has asked me to gain some weight, he's also given me lots of medicines.
I am taking Citalopram currently to help my stress and to help increase my anxiety. I am also taking propranolol & also anti-sickness medicines & multi-vitamins to help gain energy.
The worst part isn't me not eating, it's the fact i am so lethargic and if i wake up at 11am for afternoon class, after trying to eat i'll feel so tired and exhausted i'll need to lay down for a few hours.
I try to get enough sleep, atleast 8hours. So i know this isn't the issue.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, i just want to be able to live a normal life like everyone else. Sometimes i feel depressed due to my health issues & i'm only 21! So this worries me for the future and my ability to hold a job.
i'm unsure whether this post belongs to the mental health forum or abdominal disorders but i think since the essence of my issues are stomach and nausea related it belongs in the abdominal disorders forum.
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