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Anorexia & Bloating

I've had anorexia for about 2 years now. I've been in and out of hospitals. This past year I've had the opportunity to recover by myself, or else I'd be going right back to the hospital. I was maintaining a "danger zone" weight for 6 months. My doctor was finally fed up and told me if I didn't gain any weight, then she'll have no choice but to put me back into a hospital. I was like, **** THAT. So, for the past 2 months or so, I've been gradually eating more, and some "normal" foods. The only problem is, I'm bloated, ALL THE TIME. Even in the mornings, it's still there. It discourages me from recovery. I just want to know, is this normal? And how long does this bloating last? I know it "depends on the person, blah, blah, blah". I just need an idea of how long this bloating might last.
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Having that "bloated" feeling, is because you aren't used to eating. You are going to have to retrain your brain before you have that feeling go away. It's a mind/body thing, you eat a bit of food then you feel full, so you get that "bloat" feeling because you are now making yourself eat instead of automatically stopping.. Once you are eating regularly for few months, mainly when you are having a more postive relationship with eating will this go away.
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I think you also have to wait for your GI tract to get back into gear which can take awhile, and as you said, depends on the person. If you don't use as it is meant to be used it can 'forget' what to do with the food. It just takes patience and continuing to give it the food it needs to remind it what to do with it, and remember it is bloat and not a gut you need to loose.
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