Losing too much weight and starting to worry

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go see your doctor. Get some blood tests done to make sure your thyroid isn’t acting up

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

How much weight have you lost?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you should see a doctor. It probably isn’t helping that you are only eating junk though too.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@shrinkgirl:  If you feel that you are losing enough weight to be concerned, then see a doctor.

However, it seems like you already know that you aren’t eating healthy foods & your metabolism is speeding up based on your stress, so you should probably just try to add more whole food in your diet, like salads & lean proteins. Also try adding healthy fats like raw almonds and avacado into your diet.

Regardless of what you are eating, if you aren’t eating enough calories, you are going to lose weight, so try to work on eating 5 small meals a day of healthy food.

 

Post # 8
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@shrinkgirl:  planning this wedding, applying to grad school, moving, graduating college etc for some reason gave me IBS

it put me in the emergency room twice.

No appetite, and constantly/literally sh*tting bricks, that’s how I lost the weight.

I do not recommend.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@shrinkgirl:  A lot of times those healthy food have a lot of fiber in them which can lead somebody to believe that they are messing with their GI track, but it is actually regulating it.

Stick with it & if after a couple weeks you still don’t feel right, then see your doc 🙂

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@shrinkgirl:  

I’m like that too – except work/FIL related, not wedding (though I guess FILs sorta seep into the wedding part).

My mom started freaking out because I became so bony and even my dad (who isn’t particular about physical looks at all) started commenting about my weight also.

The only reason why I didn’t go to the doctor (and I almost did because I was starting to freakout also) is because I did notice myself gaining some weight when I focused on eating more (apparently I lost my appetite from stress and ate less and less without realizing).

 

But if you are really concerned, by all means, go see a doctor – it will give you some relief.

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

Wouldn’t be a bad idea to see the doctor – first off, just to maybe check your bloodwork. It sounds like you feel it’s definitely stress-related, but it couldn’t hurt to see if some thyroid issues, or something else, could be contributing. Second, maybe even if this is temporary and stress-related, your doctor could help you out with some diet tips for the time being – whether you need more protein, or more carbs, or whatever, they could prob point you in the right direction.

Hope everything works out!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would try to be a bit healthier in your choices, and I would probably see if this trend continues after the wedding, and then see a doctor. These issues aren’t always easy to diagnose… so it’ll just be another thing on your plate that’s stressing you out. Odds are that it is indeed just stress. I’m not a doctor, though… so feel free to disregard my advice lol.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you don’t feel well along with the weight loss, then I’d definitely see a doctor. That is getting pretty underweight.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@shrinkgirl:  Definitely see a doctor. I’m pretty much going through the same thing as you. I’m 5’8″ ~120 lbs. Completely lost my appetite, and most foods I used to love sound so gross now. I also have stomach issues. I guess the one difference is that I try to eat healthy, and eat junk only occasionally. It sounds a lot like your thyroid. Google “thyroid disorder symptoms” and I bet you’ll see almost all of yours on there, even things you didn’t think were symptoms.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve just went to the doctor last week to see if I could narrow down some medical problems, including losing weight, loss of appetite, nausea and IBS. I’m 5’8 and under 115lbs, and I don’t look good or feel good. She ran a standard blood panel and it came back with some abnormalities. I would definitely go talk to a doctor, just a general check up and a blood test should tell you if there’s anything seriously wrong. If anything, it’ll give yourself some peace of mind and maybe some advice on how to stop the weight loss or even put some weight back on.

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