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Posted by Ann on October 21, 2000 at 00:16:52:

In Reply to: Re: Mary, help! posted by Sh on October 20, 2000 at 20:19:50:

: : : I have been getting messages on this board from Sh, can you read them and give her some advice? I don't want to tell her the wrong stuff I know that you really know what your talking about. thanx Ann
: : : P.S. I am very bloated, but otherwise doing ok

: : I responded but so far my response isn't showing on my screen. Thanks for alerting me to this poster as she sounds on the verge of anorexia although that is just an opinion. As for your bloating have you tried a teaspoon of baking soda in 4 oz. of water? Try that when you feel bloated and see if that helps.

: Dear: Mary and Ann
: I dont know why I cant read the messages
: Do you think I am anorexic?
: What should I do?

: sh

Dear Sh, I can't diagnose, but your preoccupation with feeling "fat" when you are already underweight, is a major sign of anorexia. Part of why you began to take laxatives seems to be that you were afraid to gain weight after eating.
Sh, i began to atke laxatives for the same reasons. I've been battling anorexia for the past 5 years. It is hell. the best thing for you to do would be to get help immediately. I don't know where you live and what is available for you, but you need to find help. There is a very good website called "something fishy" I'm not sure what's the address but if you do a search, you should find it. They have a treatment finder that will help you to find treatment in your area, and a questionaire that can help you to figure out if you do have an eating disorder or not. It also really helped me to read all the books that i could find on eating disorders. Sh, even when I read your first message here, i felt that you were anorexic or al least very close to becomeing close. I hope that I can help you. Using laxatives, skipping meals and dieting, will only make your fears about your weight worse. Please try not to aggravate your feelings any more. I don't know what else to tell you, but please please inform yourself, go to something fishy, and read all the books you can.... if you can't find the website let me know and i will get it for you. You may want to visit the eating disorders section of this site too. Keep posting, I will help you all I can.

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