Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 17,5 which is within the anorexic range, so I am really worried about you. The symptoms you describe do sound like hypoglycaemia and this puts you at risk of injury. You can try using a fully balanced liquid meal supplement such as Nutren Fibre which you should be able to buy at your pharmacy. I would recommend that you also try to increase your weight so that you can have a BMI of at least 20 (for which you would need to weigh 66 kg) and that you consult a a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to assist you with a diet to prevent low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia. You may also benefit from learning how to cope with stress by consulting a clinical psychologist and doing deep breathing exercises and/or yoga.
I hope that you will be able to learn how to control your stress and that you will manage to increase your weight.
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