I had to call a crisis line for help.

Thanks for the support and advice. I do try to share my problems with my boyfriend. Even though he is there for me, he doesn't understand. Thursday I had to call a crisis line for help. I wouldn't want to die, but I reached out for help. I didn't like doing that, but that...

I have a girlfriend who is 5 feet 2 inches and 86 pounds. Does she have anorexia?

I have a girlfriend who is 5 feet 2 inches and 86 pounds. Does she have anorexia? She thinks she can still pinch the fat on her stomach. All she eats is candy. Your friend meets 3 of the criteria for anorexia. Her appropriate weight is 101 to 136 pounds. Anyone who has lost 22%...

I read your answer, but I still won’t give up the laxatives yet.

I read your answer, but I still won't give up the laxatives yet. I used to be addicted to drugs and this is the same feeling I have toward the laxatives. I have become dependent upon them for my peace of mind. Last night stomach pains woke me up. I drank some skim milk...

It bought back memories from when I was an inpatient at Renfrew.

I got an email from Renfrew (eating disorder clinic) today. It bought back memories from when I was there. I am keeping the folder from Renfrew so I can remember what I was taught there. Renfrew also has an email address so I can write them when times are tough. Once again thanks for...

Is there any way I can lose this weight without being anorexic about it?

I am a sixteen-year-old female and am 5 feet and 98 pounds. I e-mailed you earlier about a problem I have. I am obsessed with weighing 95 pounds. I have recently started taking laxatives to help me get down to my desired weight. I'm cold all the time and I am a workout fanatic....

I knew about the laxative recall so am thinking about taking water pills to fight the bloat.

I knew about the laxative recall. For awhile some of the laxatives were not on the market. I won't be going back to Renfrew. There is something about going back to a place where I spent 9 weeks back in 1992. The reason for the 105 is to fit back into pre-Renfrew pants. I looked...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with anorexia?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with anorexia? The Behavioral Health Nutrition practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients who have eating disorders. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state, the type of service you...

I am going on a vacation in few weeks and thought about not taking my laxatives.

I am going on a vacation in a few weeks. I thought about not taking my laxatives. What will happen to my body when I stop? My body is used to taking 5 pills each night and some in the morning. Will my body still work or will I have to reduce the laxatives...

I couldn’t bring myself to eat the food my dietitian wanted me to nor cut down on exercise.

I just tried to purge and all I did was peed my pants. I feel so let down by my body. It wouldn't give up the food I ate. So what did I do instead? I ate 6 laxatives to force the food out of my body. I use to see a dietitian. She works...

Could give me some information on eating disorders so I know what’s going on in a school play?

My class in school is going to perform a play on anorexia and bulimia on Tuesday. I was wondering if you could give me some information on these disorders so I know what's going on in the play? Please read my anorexia and bulimia topics? That is a good place to start for some background...

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