For two years now my appetite has gone away completely on and off to the point where I'm very frustrated and want to eat so bad, but I'm either not hungry, get nauseous, or feel very full with just a small bite. At first the gastroenterologist/ GI said I have backed up stool in my colon so she prescribed me Polyethylene Glycol to drink with water daily and to use laxatives when needed. But I still get constipated once in a while and my appetite goes away again. My weight continues to fluctuate at an unhealthy rate due to the little food I eat and I get very skinny and weak. I feel unwell everyday either by nausea from eating, gas/bloating, major cramps (not very often), and very tired. In a few days I'm going to see Adolescent Medicine because the GI said she thinks I may have some type of eating disorder (ex. Restrictive eating due to anxiety of some sort. I am not interested at all in losing weight) I haven't been able eat as much as I used to for the past 2 years and get nervous or overwhelmed quite easily to the point of tears if someone is trying to make me eat something my body doesn't want at the moment, or if I'm out at a restaurant or anywhere else other than my own home because of the nausea that follows afterwards. This whole thing is preventing me from participating in sports or any extra curricular activity at school because I always feel sick and stay home a lot. Doctors are all still trying to put these symptoms together to come up with a conclusion. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Have they addressed your anxiety, not just from the stomach issues, but in general? Anxiety and trauma can manifest in all kinds of things in our bodies. Have you thought of talking to a therapist about this.
I am glad to hear you are going to see an Adolescent specialist. I hope they will find the issue that is causing you so much grief and suffering. You may have started associating your pain and nausea with eating and that can become a vicious cycle. It can become a conditioned response. Best to try to get the condition under control as soon as possible. When I was an adolescent (many moons ago) I also suffer similar symptoms. Having a team of a psychiatrist, for the meds, therapy for the mind, a dietician for food intake & allergies and an extensive medical work up and alternative medicine (meditation & relaxation) I was able to become healthy again. I am sure you will get there too.
Wishing you the best kiddo! You can do this! :)
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