Night sweats, menstrual issues, related to anorexia?
I googled "anorexia forum" and came upon this website. I have a couple of questions for anyone that might be suffering from this disease.
A tiny bit of background info on myself: I'm not sure how I became anorexic, but the pattern probably began six months ago. Since then, I've <lost weight>. I wasn't overweight before this.
I'm just now beginning to feel the repercussions of this nightmare. My energy level is shot, my skin and hair is dry, my eyes are sunken and ringed.
My two questions, now. First, does anyone know whether anorexia can cause night sweats and chills? Five or ten minutes after laying down for sleep, I'm covered from the neck down in a cold sweat and feel horribly cold and ferociously hot all at once. Getting up resolves the issue instantly, but it will return the second I lay back down. Interestingly, daytime napping does not induce the same problem. I now dread bedtime, which kind of sucks, since its the only enjoyable thing I have left (my husband and cats notwithstanding of course). This has been happening for a week now. Is there something I can do to help this? Drink a gallon of gatorade before bed?
Also, I've heard of anorexia knocking out your period altogether, but I seem to have the opposite problem. My period lasts ten to twelve days now and is terribly heavy, and will return again in two weeks. That has been going on for about three months.
On a side note, I'm going to see a doctor for the first time tomorrow to address this anorexia issue, and hopefully my other behavioral issues as well. I do plan on telling him everything, but I still wanted to ask here as well. Thanks in advance.
Last edited by mod-anon; 02-25-2010 at 10:14 PM.
Reason: edited triggering words