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Old 02-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Red face Help? Very worried.

So everyone says I'm being dumb but here it goes. In the past two and a half weeks I have lost about 10-13 lbs. I'm a pretty big guy at 5'11 265. I have tried eating less, and eating better and have just drank water and only one night of drinking (I'm a college student 20 yrs old pretty healthy usually). I've also kicked up my cardio a little bit. This should be all good things, but I can't help but worry. I'm wondering if I have cancer? I'm not really fatigued, not sick, no cough. What inspired this eating less and all was that two and a half weeks ago after squatting in the weight room, my heart started pounding very hard. I was taken to the hospital, and had tachycardia. My heart rate was up around 110-140. After a ton of tests (3 EKG's, Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Magnesium Blood Test, and a Chest X-Ray) the doctor let me go home and it turns out I was very dehydrated and had taken a sip of my friends energy drink after the initial incident. My question basically is, is that too much weight loss? Should I be concerned about having something like cancer? Finally, if I did have cancer wouldn't SOMETHING even the smallest thing show up in one of those tests? Some kind of red flag? I've kind of jumped from one thing to another thinking things are wrong with me. I'm also a hypochondriac which I know can cause weight loss too and to be frank these past two weeks or so I've been stressed as can be. There's been a day or two in those weeks that I've eaten almost nothing.

 
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Re: Help? Very worried.

Being your size, you can easily lose that much weight just by giving up some salt...water weight. And even though you may be trying to counter act your dehydration by drinking, a lot of it goes right through us.

A sudden weight loss like this in view of the diet changes is not surprising(have you ever watched The Biggest Loser where they can drop 30 pounds in a week?). But if you keep losing and you don't continue to exercise more or watch your diet, then ask about a check up. In other words...unintentional weight loss....when you aren't doing anything to cause it.

But I wouldn't worry. Most of it is water and you will probably replace it eventually.

 
Old 02-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: Help? Very worried.

yeah your right i just spoke with my parents and they told me the same thing, my mom's a nurse. I'm a collegiate shot putter so with all my high intensity workouts i doubt I would be able to keep the rigor up with something like cancer going on and not show any serious symptoms or fatigue, I guess I'm just being a worrier. With my eating I've been pretty good, cheated a few times but I think it's a warranted weight loss. I should look at this as a good thing haha.

 
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