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Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Permanent damages?

I had been suffering from anorexia for years. My lowest weight was 99 lbs, and my height 5'8.

Should I expect permanent damages to the vital organs and endocrine system at that weight?

 
Old 05-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Permanent damages?

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I had been suffering from anorexia for years. My lowest weight was 99 lbs, and my height 5'8.

Should I expect permanent damages to the vital organs and endocrine system at that weight?
Damage yes, but it's hard to say what kind of permanent damage.


I had to have my gallbladder removed because I ate no fat and lost the weight very quickly. My gastric ulcer and acid reflux are also permanent.

Heart- -I can not do cardio because I have low blood pressure. My bones are getting arthritis and that's freaking me out! I don't want to get a bone scan because I am afraid to know.

Brain- I have anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and that's still after I have been weight restored for two years.

If you talk to people with Ed's on-line you will notice that some break their paragraphs into smaller sections because it's hard to concentrate.

Probably not permanent: my nails still turn blue when it's cold, I get cold sweats at night, my metabolism has slowed down, digestive problems, hair falls out (this is after two years of being weight restored)



I remember when my gastro doctor said I had permanent damage. I walked out of the office so happy because that meant that I never had to try to recover. I was already damaged -what was the point? After that I relapsed and my health got worse.

It's been almost a year since the doc said it was permanent and it's been really hard to accept because there is so much guilt.


I really hope that you don't wait until you hear that there is damage to work on recovery. Have you been to the doctor?

 
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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Re: Permanent damages?

I have to say that I have been recovered for several years and have done quite a bit of permanent damage. I really hope you can find recovery some day too, as you are much much smaller than I was (and I am your height)


I have deteriorated optic nerves; this means that they have an appearance similar to someone who has glaucoma. I am only 21 years old, and because no one in my family has that disease they decided that I probably don't have it. However the deteriorated optic nerves, if deteriorated further can cause blindness.

I also have anxiety, digestive issues, and consistently feel fatigued/ill.

I really hope that you can defeat your ed someday; I promise it's possible.

 
Old 05-25-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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Re: Permanent damages?

I have to say that I have been recovered for several years and have done quite a bit of permanent damage. I really hope you can find recovery some day too, as you are much much smaller than I was (and I am your height)


I have deteriorated optic nerves; this means that they have an appearance similar to someone who has glaucoma. I am only 21 years old, and because no one in my family has that disease they decided that I probably don't have it. However the deteriorated optic nerves, if deteriorated further can cause blindness.

I also have anxiety, digestive issues, and consistently feel fatigued/ill.

I really hope that you can defeat your ed someday; I promise it's possible.

 
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