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Diarrhea From Anorexia?
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Diarrhea From Anorexia?

Is it possible to get diarrhea from anorexia? I was curious because no matter what i eat, without taking, Loperamide Hydrochloride (anti-diarrheal medication), i can't seem to fight the diarrhea. I used to be anorexic and i think thats a factor as to why i have diarrhea nearly everyday without the pills. Also, is it possible to get diarrhea from anxiety?

Please, please, please help me.
Thanks.
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Dear kate306,

Your gastrointestinal system could definitely be thrown off from your anorexia.  Your current anxiety could be the culprit for your diarrhea.  Anxiety and Anorexia often go hand in hand.  Seeking medical attention for your diarrhea is recommended.  Getting to the root of your anxiety and decreasing your anxiety is critical.

For more information on anorexia, visit the bella vita website.

Best,
Dr. Patricia Pitts
The Bella Vita
Los Angeles, CA

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i have crohns disease, and i was/am anorexia.....i have the anorexia part under control right now.... but i had lots of diarrhea not stop.... i dont know if it was from the crohns or being anorexic... i know if your malnourished will give you diarrhea....  
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can you get crohns disease because of anorexia?
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