Re: Why do I keep losing weight?
First off I was at a similar weight untill I started forcing myself to eat...as you know my problem is a bit different. But I too was afraid people were going to start saying eating disorder. Just try not to let it get you down, I know what its like to want to gain weight desperatly but not be able to do so. Its even harder when people give you a hard time about it. But remember they don't know you and are oftem ignorant or stupid. Its so tough looking sickly and not having answers. Maybe try something like boost, i did initially but they are too fatty and made me real ill afterwards, just a thought though, it sounds like you can eat anything and stay thin. My suggestion would be to take note of everything. Do your bowel movements float, what color are they, are they frequent or large, how much do you eat, maybe keep a food diary to show the doctor so he knows you are not starving yourself. Even though he may not even give it more than a glance it shows you are serious. Don't dismiss anything either. Where are those sharp pains, even of they are not that painful it is your body doing something and may be important. Do a lot of your own research because I can gurantee your doctor won't, these days it can be the patient diagnoses themselves then pays the doctor to order the tests for confirmation. I live in canada so money is not a concern and I feel so bad that you must pay for your healthcare, even though at times canadadian healthcare seems like nothing but a big hmo. I would definitley switch doctors. It is my experince that doctors that say come back in a month or two will never do anything but keep putting you off because they just don't care. Maybe a body mri scan would be helpful since it would see many things and put your mind at ease. There really doesnt seem to be anything you can do if the doctor isn't listening to you. It is so frustrating. Let them walk a day in thier patients shoes and then let them say "thats odd, come back later." All you can do is try and make it clear that you need help and if he doesnt know then ask "is there someone who might know and can help me." I hope this is of some help.