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...

I have asthma and need an effective method to lose weight instead of binging / purging.

I have a very complicated tale to tell. Firstly, I'm a 19-year-old male. I have always been a finicky eater and food has always ruled my life. My mother and my younger sister both lost weight very fast by not eating. I did the same. I didn't eat anything for nearly 5 months and when...

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....

Do you know what happens to the body when laxatives are overused?

Do you know what happens to the body when laxatives are overused? I am using 5 pills every night for the last few years. Lately, I am been waking up in middle of the night with terrible stomach pains. I am wondering if the laxatives have an impact on my stomach. Don't tell me to...

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...

I am a seventh grader doing a report for science on anorexia and bulimia.

I am a seventh grader in Massachusetts doing a report for science on anorexia/bulimia. Part of this assignment is to interview a patient or medical worker involved with these disorders. If you could, I would like you to take some time to answer the following questions on these diseases. Can anorexia/bulimia be spread...

What is anorexia? Is it the same as bulimia? Can a person have both?

What is anorexia and is it the same as bulimia? Can a person have both? Anorexia is characterized by self-imposed starvation, a loss of 15% to 25% of usual body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, laxative abuse, excessive exercising, a distorted perception of body image, and an absence of a menstrual cycle. The...

I talked with somebody from the Help line and they got me thru the worst part.

I talked with somebody from the Helpline and they got me thru the worst part. Going back the dietitian would be hard for me since I don't do what she wants me to do. Thanks for talking with me you are helping me get things off my chest and out of my body and...

I will lose control of my weight if stop taking laxatives.

I feel like I will lose control of my weight if stop taking the laxatives. I even take the laxatives with me when I go out at night so I won't miss laxatives time. Renfrew (eating disorder clinic) thinks I should come back to them so I can get myself off the pills. I talked...

Is my friend too thin at 95 pounds?

I'm so glad I found your site on the Internet! Eating disorders are hardly acknowledged in Asia and I'm starting to get really worried about my best friend. My friend has been on this crazy diet for 6 months since we started freshman year at law school and she's lost 17 kilograms (37.4 pounds)! She...

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