918035 tn?1274644533

do you think i still suffer from anorexia?

Hi im 16,
Weigh 7st 10
And im 5ft 5

In 2007 a lot was happening in my life and I started suffering with anorexia.
I went from 9st - 6st
No one realised but I think my mum did as she started making me come in for tea but she never took me to the doctors.

I started eating propely again (1200 kl) at about half way through 2008.
I've only just realised that 1200kl still isnt enough for a day but most of the time I eat less than that, thats on a good day.

If anything happens in my life (even if its something little) I go back to what I was like in 2007 and I cant even stop it.

I think im fat
Im always the last person to finish what were eating
My hairs thin and it always falls out
I've got bald spots on my head (you cant tell inless your straightening my hair or something)
Im always bloated
Always pale or purple
Im very self concious and not confident
When I exersize im always thinking of burning the calories I've just ate
Iregular periods

Do you think im still suffering with anorexia?
And what shall I do?
If I am will I ever fully recover or
If im not then will I ever stop going back like I was in 2007 when something upsets me?
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514715 tn?1338266258
You have many symptoms of anorexia.  Anorexia is not about the food, it's about underlying issues that causes a person to go away from food.  I will advise you to speak to an adult.  Hopefully, you could talk to your mom or dad.  You need to get some professional help and support.  You need to see a medical doctor just to check on your overall medical condition and growth.  You also need to see a psychotherapist to help you express your feelings and needs and find effective coping skills to address life's challenges.  Individuals recover from anorexia all the time.  You are young.  You have your life before you.  I personally had anorexia from age 11-15.  I have been recovered for years!  There is hope!  You could visit the bella vita website to learn more about anorexia and treatment options.  Best regards, Dr Patricia Pitts  The Bella Vita  Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about anorexia, visit the bella vira website.  Best regards, Dr Patricia Pitts The Bella Vita  Los Angeles, CA
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By the way you describe yourself, I think you are still suffering symptoms of anorexia.  You must continue to stay positive.  You must learn to consider your difference from other normal people and continue to take Anorexia treatment until your eating disorder is totally gone.
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I want you to remember this, it's not about being fat or thin, it's about being healthy!  I realize that you are going through a difficult age right now, and sometimes things seem like they can't get any worse, but somehow they always seem to work themselves out.  I suggest that you talk to your mom about what's going on, tell her exactly how you feel, not what you think she wants you to say.  I don't know if you read my post, but I'm going through this with my 13 daughter and my sister has been anorexic for 20 years, I have learned alot, did you know that your body burns calories on it's own?  All the work your body does to keep you alive burns calories, your heart, kidneys, liver, brain etc.  The damage this addiction causes are countless, and when the damage is done, you can't take it back.  Please talk with your mother, she may already know but doesn't know how to approuch you, and schedule an appt with your MD and take his directions from their.  If you need anything, please let me know, I will try to help.
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712314 tn?1303098090
It sounds to me like you do still suffer from anorexia. As far as what to do...keep trying to eat, have you ever been to a doctor/theripist/treatment center..or had any kind of outside help for ED? Full recovery is possible, however most people withED need help to stop, because it is an addiction. Feel free to pm me anytime to talk.
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