honestly, you need to talk to your son. tell him you're worried about him because you love him and he shouldn't be doing that. you should also ask if he was bullied --my own eating disorder began at his age because i was bullied for my weight (rather, for being underweight for a physical illness though). even if the school, in all honesty, cannot do much, you should talk to him anyway. reassure him that anything they told him is false, and do not mention his weight unless absolutely necessary --if he is this highly conscious of it, anything you say could be twisted and taken as negative.
most importantly, be patient and calm with him. if you get angry, it won't do anything. if it is an eating disorder (which it sounds like), you need to stop the behavior as soon as possible, and focus on what caused it to begin so you can solve or alleviate it in a way he won't have to resort to his eating disorder.
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yes, it is entirely possible your granddaughter has an eating disorder.
it's guessed that my own eating disorder began at age eight or so, and was ignored by my parents because they were in denial. they were recommended by family, friends, and doctors multiple times throughout my life to have me evaluated, but they refused to listen. i'm nineteen now, and after nearly losing my life three years ago, i'm still stuck. the most important thing when it comes to recovery is early intervention --especially in children and teens.
i've seen girls her age hospitalized, talked to them, and watched them have to be forcibly tube fed --and it's the most heartbreaking thing i've ever experienced. please, get her help.
if you'd like, email me at email@example.com --i could send you plenty of resources for helping her, finding treatment, and we could talk about her more, too.View Thread
for the past two weeks, i've had random, sharp chest pains. they could best be described as a stabbing feeling, happening every few days with sometimes just one or two episodes that are very short, or they've lasted up to nearly an hour with longer pains that ache more and reoccur often. my first episode, after having two panic attacks, a numb feeling spread from my shoulder down my left arm, and since then that hasn't happened, but the pain is there, sometimes triggered by anxiety and others not. on occasion, i will feel a pain on my right side, too.
i have a three year history of purging, and have had symptoms of a restrictive eating disorder since i was young. i was hospitalized two years ago in critical condition, and had no serious medical complications, and was considered a miracle. i've gone through a serious relapse since then, despite warnings that my health will most likely deteriorate if i go through one. i was purging multiple times a day, at the height at least five with little intake otherwise, but have since stopped purging and haven't in over a thirty five days. i'm working on straightening out my intake, and though my weight is lower than it should be, it is no where near my lowest.
i just wanted to know if anyone has any advice or has gone through a similar experience? i am honestly terrified of what this may mean.View Thread
talked to my grandmother, who used to be a nurse, and she believes the same thing you do -the bleeding is in my intestinal track. she convinced me to see my primary doctor, who after referring me to an eating disorder program that does not exist, doing very little besides checking the basics, and sending me out with a request for blood work that was incorrectly written, did not even give me more than ten minutes of his time or a chance to explain my exact "stomach problems".
i had everything with my blood work sorted out, but have to go back in to get my zinc tested. i'll go from there, most likely, depending on the results.
thank you so much for the reply, and welcome to the community! it's been a bit dead, but maybe it will revive itself a bit if there's more activity.View Thread
wish i could, but my family gets insurance through the state and i'm not entirely sure if it would be covered, and we cannot afford any more medical bills. also, my father does not take my eating disorder seriously (he refers to what i'm going through currently to his friends as a "purging problem" and takes my sister to the hospital for an earache while he is lax when it comes to getting me a new treatment team) unless i drastically drop in weight. i'm not sure he would believe it was a true problem that meant i needed medical attention.View Thread
am an eighteen year old purging-type anorexic. i've had my eating disorder since i was eight, but am coming up on only my third year of engaging in purging behaviors. i have been hospitalized once for severe weight loss (my bmi hit a low of 12, but there were no lasting medical complications) and have maintained some sort of op or iop team until recently, where i was dropped because of liability issues and denied entry into my referred program because they did not treat eating disorders.
recently, i have been purging (with or without binging) anywhere between one to six times a day, a new low for me. i've noticed a black tarry substance when i am purging coming up towards the end. i've researched and this is most likely digested blood due to some internal bleeding, but is there any way i can know for sure whether or not i should seek medical attention? my weight is fairly stable (i do not have a scale but gussing i am borderline for the anorexia weight requirement) but i have boughts of dizziness, near black-outs, occasional chest pains while purging, and severe stomach pains and nausea when eating.
if anyone has had a similar experience or knowledge about this, i would b extremely grateful <3View Thread