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Bulimia and Dizziness/ Off Balance?


I've suffered from bulimia for about 8 years, purging usually once daily or more. I've been to inpatient and outpatient treatment, but still struggle. I'm now 22 years old.

Recently, I've had really bad dizziness/ an off balance feeling. I am prone to passing out. When I walk, I feel very sensitive to changes in walking surfaces (ie moving from wood floors to carpet, etc). I started to develop eye floaters and have trouble with my vision at night. I've seen a neurologist, but they found nothing wrong.

Is it possible that my symptoms could be related to my bulimia? They feel very neurological, so I don't believe they are, but I am also not naive about having done some damage to my body.
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replied January 21st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Bulimia can cause these symptoms by causing electrolyte imbalance. I would suggest you to have serum cortisol and serum electrolytes to rule out organic cause.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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