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Hi everyone! I'm 25 years old, male and since last October I seem to have started rapidly losing weight (with the exception of my stomach area which is continuing to gain weight for yet unexplained reasons). The rest of my body however is becoming worryingly skinny, to the point my ribs are sticking out my chest and my knees look massive compaired to the rest of my legs.
I recently had a doctor check my weight, which was around 8.5 stone, previously I was well over 10 stone before. I appear to have shrunk too, with my height being 5'7" as opposed to 5'11 previously.
I suspect this this weight loss is related to an undiagnosed progressive illness I've been battling for over 3 years, which I now refer to as "Donnington Disease". This illness has been causing a whole bunch of horrible symptoms over these 3+ years, with my main complaints being degenerative, steadily worsening brain symptoms (mainly affecting processing speed, recall and emotions), mental exhaustion, constant headaches and head pains, aggrivating head feelings, insomnia, tiredness, weakness, exertional breathlessness and various heart arrhythmias (including SVT attacks and bigeminy). Until I get a proper diagnosis and find treatment for this illness, my life is basically put on hold for the time being.
This weight loss is really worrying for me as I eat plenty of healthy food and take a good amount of fats in my diet. And I also spend most of my time in my house and hardly ever go outside nowadays thanks to my illness. And with symptoms like this appearing, it makes me wonder what kind of illness this really is.
Do any of you guys on here have any idea what could possibly bring on rapid weight loss like this, especially along with an illness like the one I'm describing? Thanks guys!
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