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Do I have an eating disorder?

Thu, Feb 5th 2009

I am 19 years old and my height is 5 feet 2 inches. I have always been very happy with my weight and have never really tried to lose any. Six months ago I weighed 103.4 lbs. I then suddenly lost my appetite and lost 15.4 lbs in just one and a half months.I got my blood tests as well as ultra sound done but nothing came up. Since then, I do not like to eat much. Half a bag of chips a day and some iced tea is usually enough to satisfy me. The thought of food usually makes me feel sick and I now realize that I like the burning sensation I get from an empty stomach. Everyone I know thinks I'm trying to lose weight but I know I really don't want or need to. I wish I could want to eat food but it just doesn't happen. I have also been getting weird blackouts for the past two years but they occur more than ever now. Whenever I stand up or sit up, everything goes black and I feel like I'm about to fall, then everything comes back into focus. The Doctor said that I had a slightly low blood pressure. I was wondering if I am anorectic and if the blackouts have anything to do with it.

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