Yes, check with your doctor to see if your chest pain is your heart, your lungs, or just muscular pain. Not sure about brain damage either...the brain is probably slow to damage permanently...with the good news being that any minor damage is reversible with proper nutrition...easier said than done...but please, seek out help! Even if you feel your case is mild compared to others, it's better to get help now before it takes a turn for the worse.View Thread
It's been a month. Hope you're doing better. And I hope you can have a healthier relationship with food and with your body...here's some advice that's easier said than done...throw out the scale! Don't let it run your life!View Thread
I'm not an expert, but it sounds like this could possibly be just a habit of yours.
If it concerns you, your in luck, because habits can be easy to change. Try making something easy for breakfast, like a smoothie with a banana and/or berries with a scoop of protein powder. It's easy to prepare, plus drinking something in the morning may be more appealing than eating something heavy.
If you don't like to eat much, but want to gain weight, try to incorporate healthy, high calorie foods throughout the day. For example, have an avocado for dinner. Eat 2-3 ounces of nuts during the day. Maybe add healthier oils to your food, like a tablespoon or two of olive oil or coconut oil. Even better, try nut butters like almond butter. These things will help you gain/maintain weight without you having to eat huge plate-loads of food.
I'm vegan, so I have to be very conscious about getting the right vitamins and nutrients so I don't lose my hair!
I have a rice protein/non-dairy milk/banana smoothie every morning, because protein is essential for preventing hair loss.
Another big vitamin to prevent hair loss is biotin. I usually get this in supplement form...sometimes I'll get a sublingual one that's a sweet berry flavor...Twinlab has some good biotin supplements. B-12 is also important for hair growth...again, I like taking a sublingual tablet like Jarrow's vitamin brand.
Here's a directory that could guide you further on your quest to find out why you don't have an appetite. It could be an underlying medical condition. Not to scare you, but it could be anything from stress to cancer, Addison's disease or GERD, or many other things. Good luck, and I hope your appetite improves! http://www.medicinenet.com/loss_of_appetite/symptoms.htmView Thread
I'm not an expert, but I think it means your liver is not working very well...it's not getting the nutrients it needs to function at its best. This could explain your lethargy. What I'm advising is something you may have a hard time doing--eating, that is!--but you should include cruciferous veggies to your diet. They include an important antioxidant called glutathione that is great for helping improve liver function. Here's a site that talks about this and more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/glutathione-the-mother-of_b_530494.html