If you would like a downloadable checklist of medical symptoms that are common in eating disorders, you can download that here

Fatigue or tiredness

Those with eating disorders and/or disordered eating face emotional and physical difficulties which can have serious, life-threatening medical consequences. The following is a list of issues you may or may not be experiencing. If you find that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please tell a medical practitioner that is knowledgeable about eating disorders. You can also contact us at the Medical Center for Eating Disorders. Please review the list of symptoms below to see whether any apply to you.


Feeling cold often

Fingers or toes turning blue/purple

Having "hot flashes" or sweating spells (at night or other times not related to exercise)

Dizziness or feeling like you are going to pass out at times

Stomach pain and/or discomfort, related to eating such as fullness, bloating, cramping, or nausea

Difficulty with constipation and/or diarrhea

Feeling full for long periods of time, may even occur after eating small amounts of food

Problems with heartburn, indigestion, and/or reflux

Vomiting, voluntarily or involuntarily

Fatigue or tiredness

Loss or decrease of menstrual periods or issues with infertility

Fatigue or tiredness

Use of laxatives, diuretics, and/or diet pills in amounts that are more than recommended or more frequently than recommended

Fatigue or tiredness

Trouble falling or staying asleep

Fatigue or tiredness

Chest pain, fast heart rate, or irregular heart beat

Fatigue or tiredness

Swelling, most commonly in hands, lower extremities, abdomen, and face


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