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I have had anorexia nervosa since I was 15 (now 20). I had been in, what I suppose would be called, 'remission' for a little over a year, & was doing well until recently.

Over the past three days, I have not eaten, with the exception of a muesli bar & a couple of strawberries. Today I started experiencing syncope or presyncope like symptoms. All day I have been having frequent (approx 10-20 times per hour) but brief episodes of loss of vision & dizziness, almost like syncope, but only lasting for a second or two, & not resulting in complete fainting. Often, it's when I blink or close my eyes momentarily and then feel suddenly dizzy, and feel my eyes roll back into my head. These episodes occur regardless of whether I'm standing, sitting or lying.

I ate some dinner in an effort to stop these symptoms but they have not stopped. I took my pulse rate today, whilst at my desk at work. It was 64 bpm & regular. I'm unsure of what these episodes are & what to do?

Current BMI = 18.5

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replied July 29th, 2017
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Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. These symptoms are due to anorexia and needs supportive care. You need to put some weight and make BMI around 22 and consult a psychologist to help with anorexia nervosa.

I hope it helps. Please consult your doctor as our advice is just for education purpose only.

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