I am 21 years old now, but my eating disorder started when I was 16.

I am 21 years old now, but my eating disorder started when I was 16. Most of the past 5 years were spent in hospitals or in a blur. I am 4 feet 10 inches weighing 130 pounds at the start. Which was truly overweight since my normal weight range was supposed to be...

She wants to lose another 20 pounds through excessive exercising and purging.

I wrote you yesterday about a friend. She is 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 100 pounds. As you said she showed signs of bulimia/anorexia. I approached her and used all methods. She even said her doctor was concerned. She refuses help. She wants to lose another 20 pounds through excessive exercising and purging....

Friends I sit with at lunch started eating 100 to 200 calorie lunches. Is a call for attention?

Recently, my best friend was diagnosed with anorexia. After that, the friends I sit with at lunch started eating 100 to 200 calorie lunches. This was a huge change from the normal meals I'd seen them eat. Is this just a passing call for attention? Wow, that's interesting, but not surprising. Are all your friend's...

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...

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...

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 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%...

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...

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...

I am hoping that with all this support I can pull myself out of this hole.

I have also been in contact with the dietitian that I use to see twice a month. I am hoping that with all this support I can pull myself out of this hole that I am in. I want to be able to eat like a normal person. I get enough exercise so calories...