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Does this mean i am anarexic?

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  • Posted By: chloeb
  • December 27, 2007
  • 01:17 AM

I am a 15 year old female and i am 5ft 7 and I weigh 7st 12. I know that my bmi is under the recomended but does this meen I am underwight? latley I have been having troubles at school, with work and especially my friends. I went away on holiday and didnt eat much at all, when I came back home I found that I had lost wieght and I didnt get my apetite back for a while. But when I did I found that I didnt want to put any wiehgt back on. I am always weghing myself, i set a goal a while ago to get to 8st and stay there but now if I am 8st or over i feel sick and angry with myself and i wont eat much for the rest of the day or the next day untill i am safley under 8st. Some of my friends say that I am really skinny and it makes me uncomfortable when they say it but I dont do anything about it. What does this mean?? :confused:
Please help.
P.S sorry for spelling and gramatical erros, it is 1:15am and i'm tired.

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  • I can't say for sure as I'm not a doctor, but it definitely sounds like it, hun. Can you talk to your parents about this? At the very least you should let your doctor or school counselor know what is going on so that they can help you get some help. Anorexia is a serious disease.
    mtnhike08 4 Replies
    • January 7, 2008
    • 03:35 AM
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  • I know it all seems trivial now, but I have directly seen behavoir like this completly ruin peoples lives.Your behavoir definitly sounds like the start of something highly addictive and dangerously unhealthy.I have had close friends unsuccesfully battle with rehab, falling behind in school because they continually have to return to rehab or be rushed to the ER. And it all started out with wanting to be skinny in middleschool, and ended up with them failing highschool and not being able to move on with their lives. Anorexia becomes an addiction much like a drug, you are currently teaching yourself to have a negative reaction toward food and a healthy weight and once your body learns that, even if you do fix up, it will always be there. I dont mean to sound too harsh, but really it can overtake your life. Your life can either be battling anorexia, or something actually worthwhile.
    BrickBridges 3 Replies
    • January 7, 2008
    • 06:01 AM
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