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What type of doctor could I see?

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  • Posted By: markslater88
  • February 28, 2009
  • 02:33 PM

I am in recovery for Anorexia. I wanted to talk to someone about the physical effects during recovery. I am very weak, lightheaded/dizzy, tired, and sore most of the time. Can I see a regular physician for this or is there someone else I should go to?

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  • Hi and congratulations for your strenght! Are these symptoms normal symptoms of Anorexia recovery?? I think there might be support group in your area or even on the net. They will help you get the best place. I am pretty sure though that a naturopath doctor (who has the two experiences) will help your body find back shape and force! Good luck !:)
    Fannou 111 Replies
    • February 28, 2009
    • 04:31 PM
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  • I second the congratulations! It's a tough thing to recover from anorexia, great job!! :DYes, your general practitioner can assist you with the physical effects still remaining. They can help you determine which, if any, specialists you need. Your regular doc is a great place to start! I would want to be referred to a physical therapist as they are specialists in the functionality of your body and can help you rebuild your strength. It may be necessary to see a gastroenterologist depending on the severity of your anorexia and potential damage done to your digestive tract. Seeing a nutritionist couldn't hurt too, just to be sure you are now getting all the nutrients you need from your diet. Also, some form of therapy (like a counselor or psychiatrist) is usually a really good idea. They can help you stay on track and discover why you became anorexic in the first place. There are therapist out there who specialize in eating disorders.I wish you the best. Getting help for this is fantastic, I'm so happy for you that you are putting this behind you!You probably know this already, but just in case....until your muscles and digestive system has the nutrients and time to rebuild, those feeling you suggest (lightheaded, fatigue, soreness) are very common. It's going to take time and work to rebuild. Exercise and eating a good diet are the fastest ways to recover from this....but don't push the exercise too much. Your body needs rest too!
    Harmonium 322 Replies
    • February 28, 2009
    • 06:27 PM
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  • A good nutritionist would help too. :)
    Carrlexzi 36 Replies
    • February 28, 2009
    • 08:08 PM
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  • Dear I would see and be followed by an eating disorders specialist medical doctor. To learn more about Anorexia and physical complications, visit the bella vita website. -------- cannabis card
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