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Old 01-23-2013, 06:46 AM   #1
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Location: England
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Worried About Sudden Weight Loss

Hi. I have been brought down by the flu since Monday, and have been spending 2 days off school so far. I am 14 years old, but I am quite short and incredibly light for my age. I am about 153cm tall and only about 37kg, but since I've had this virus I've had a severe loss of appetite, and this has brought my weight down to 34.3kg in a matter of days. I'm getting increasingly concerned that this will damage my health, and I'm also concerned that I won't gain any weight when I recover from the bug. I've been living off ginger based foods and plain foods like crackers and gingerbread men. I ate about half a banana and I have been drinking water and ginger tea (mainly to combat my stomach acid related nausea), but before I had the virus I didn't gain weight at a high rate, only about 1 kilogram in half a year, although my height has been increasing fairly normally. Is there any way I can increase my weight at a higher rate? Thanks.

EDIT: And by the way, I don't think I have anorexia nervosa because I'm not obsessed about dieting or worried about my appearance, I want to eat, I just sometimes physically can't, and when I am REALLY hungry I can usually eat normally.

Last edited by Spikeball; 01-23-2013 at 07:18 AM.

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