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I don't like to eat.

Tue, Jul 15th 2008

I am 26 years old, 6'3" tall and weigh 134 pounds. I eat once a day, generally dinner. When I was younger I was naturally skinny. However, around my teen years I basically stopped eating. I have been this way for about 11 years. I don't do it for any particular reason other than I just don't like to eat. I had a grand mal seizure in 2005 that I think could have been due to my lack of eating and I just about passed out the other day while driving; I immediately pulled over and called my dad to let him know my location in case it was another seizure. He told me he was concerned and told me to start eating or go see a doctor. The problem is I feel fine for the most part when I don't eat, and eating is more like a chore for me. What kind of doctor should I go see? A dietitian? I understand I need help, after all, I am a truck driver and would hate for something to happen to where I lose my job, or worse. Thanks.

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