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What's the doctor's recommendation to hide my anorexia at dinner?

What's the doctor's recommendation to hide my anorexia at dinner?

Seriously?: That's like asking doctors, "how do I not let anyone know i'm not taking my medications." if you truly anorexia nervosa, you have a medical/psych condition that is very serious. With anorexia, the food is your medication although the intense, paralyzing fears surrounding food and weight may find you unable to get the treatment you require. Recovery can be a painful process, but worth it. Be safe. ...Read more

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How can I hide purging and anorexia from my parents?

How can I hide purging and anorexia from my parents?

Don't: When a behavior brings you shame & you feel you must hide it, that is a sign that things are going wrong. At least talk to your doc 1st & see if you can begin to work on solutions. You might eventually be surprised to find your folks a source of support. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the ways that teens will try to hide that they are anorexic?

What are some of the ways that teens will try to hide that they are anorexic?

Infinite: Teens are masters of deception and cover up. Excuses will abound for whatever their parents observe. Usually a sibling or close friend will "rat them out." if your teen has self image problems, spends too much time at the gym, obsesses over foods and recipes, appears too thin, then you should be suspicious. ...Read more

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How can I become anorexic and hide it from my family so they don't think anything of it?

How can I become anorexic and hide it from my family so they don't think anything of it?

Seek help.: Why do you want to become anorexic? If you are thinking about this you should speak with someone you trust, your primary care or gyn physician, a psychiatrist or a therapist to learn more about why you have a desire to harm your body. ...Read more

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What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

What happens to your body when you have anorexia?

Long List Bad Things: Include: malnutrition, heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair loss, tooth loss, body hair, bone loss, etc. See anad- natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/14wd5ib. One stat: about 24 million people in us suffer from an ed. One ed, anorexia nervosa = the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more

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How can I recover my physical strength after suffering from anorexia?

Slowly...: The more you eat; the more your body will re-nourish; recovering your energy levels and overall strength. ...Read more

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What are first signs of anorexia?

What are first signs of anorexia?

Odd Food Behaviors: Preoccupation with food or dieting are generally the earliest signs of anorexia nervosa. The following are also early warning signs: refusing to eat, denying hunger, poor concentration, skipping meals, limiting intake to only certain foods, excuses for not eating, obsession with body size and shape, excessive exercise, wearing baggy clothes, and repeated weighing of themselves. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have anorexia?

How do you know if you have anorexia?

Severe control: Anorexics are extremely concerned about weight, and often feel they're fat despite trusted others saying otherwise. They severely restrict the amount they eat, not covering nutritional needs. Sometimes they feel hungry, but they may not have this sensation anymore. They may also exercise severely to burn off calories, or use laxatives and diuretics. Very dangerous illness -- please get help. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think someone has anorexia?

What should I do if I think someone has anorexia?

Patience/Compassion: If you suspect some has anorexia, it is important to express your concerns to them. Approach them in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner. They may become angry and defensive. Don't give up. It may take time before they are ready to open up. Tell them you are concerned about their health. Do not comment on how they look. Avoid placing blame, shame, or guilt and do not offer simple solutions. ...Read more

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