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achalasia

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  • Posted By: dragon64
  • June 7, 2011
  • 10:04 AM

hi all, my daughter was last year diagnosed with achalasia after 12 months of doctors telling us that she had an eating disorder. She went from a healthy 55 kilo down to 37 kilo in this 12 months and it didn't matter who we saw or who we spoke to it always came down to the fact that she was a female teenager continually vomiting there could be no other diagnosis.

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  • Sadly maybe not just cause she was a teen but also due to being female as well. It seems many doctors really get things wrong when it comes to females often putting our disorders down to some kind of psych ones. My own daughter had an eyesight issue and got we got told she was faking it (eye doctor said he sees several female children faking it per year). It wasnt till she dropped out of school was it realised she did in fact have an issue and really couldnt see the blackboard after all. It was too late by then so that doctor ruined her life. Its so wrong the discrimination females seem to be getting as far as medical goes.
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