I am a fairly healthy 21 year old female who began work as a youth worker two months ago, which is a very active role. I subsequently lost 1 stone in the first month. I was a UK sized 12-14, so not considered over weight but certainly not 'skinny'. My eating habits had not changed and I was surprised to have lost so much weight but 3 weeks ago I felt very dizzy and blacked out. I went to the hospital and the doctor said my blood pressure used to be 130 but is now 90, he said this is due to the weightloss and I will probably continue to feel dizzy but it is healthy. I am a little concerned as I am feeling dizzy, thirsty, fatigued and not my self. I have also noticed that my appetite has dramatically decreased. When should my body start to get used to this newer lower blood pressure as I feel awful?
Seek a second or even third opinion. This could be the beginnings of something more serious, but can still be easily treated if properly identified. If you've already taken antibiotics then it may be too late to determine a specific strain.
Unexplained and unintentional weight loss is always a serious medical concern. I know from experience as my illness onset began with me losing 60lbs in less than 4mos - while trying to eat tons of food to gain weight back even though I had no hunger. I have many chronic illnesses and I in no way mean to imply you will develop my isssues, but if I'd known then what I know now I would have sought many opinions and from varied fields of specialty, such as: rheumatologist, internist, gastroenterologist, etc...
Salt pills are sometimes taken to increase BP and are really just salt, so unless you must limit your salt intake you could see if it helps your BP increase. They're inexpensive and don't require a prescription and should have pretty immediate results so you'll know if they help or not. This also means you have an excuse to eat salty foods. Best of luck finding the issue and feeling better.
I agree with the above. I would see a GP to get a full abdominal ultrasound, full blood exams, with tumour markers then a gastroenterologist. Possibly if things have gone really pear shaped an oncologist (unlikely).
The rapid weight loss is especially concerning if you have no food 'issues', e.g. I recently had to lose 7 lbs of fat and on a 500-600 calorie diet and it still took almost 3 months. Exercise is not comfortable for me.
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