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underweight

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2008
  • 11:22 AM

I'm really underweight, and I don't know why. I have a small appetite, but I definatley eat enough and healthily. I don't like eating much, but that's because I just don't want to, not because I've got an eating disorder. My BMI is something like 18.1 and I've got bones sticking out all over the place; I look like a frickin skeleton or something. I get cold and tired really easily, and on my upper arms and some on my thighs I have lanugo hair, which is pretty embarrassing. Sometimes I'll be under 8 stone, and the next day I'll be 8.4 stone; I can lose weight really easily. I don't know why my weight fluctuates so significantly. It's really annoying. I'm 15 and 5"6. Is it just because I'm going through puberty or something? I've had my period for about two years.
I was thinking of becoming a vegan , but would it be advisable? I don't want to lose any more weight.
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  • i am also very, very skinny. i dread people asking me about it, but they sometimes do. at the doc i turn around on the scale and they know my weight is so low that i dont want to know an exact number. i was skinny in my young years but i thought that i would gain as i got older. wrong, im thinner than ever. you need to get your blood checked for thyroid or other endocrine problems. dont wait any longer. also anemia. if you have the test and they are good then i will tell you my secrets for adding calories. do not go vegan!!!! you must take care of this first! get well
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • September 12, 2008
    • 08:17 PM
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  • i have the same problem with both of you,i am already 21 years old but im petite,i dont know why...my arms is small same like 14 or 15 years old then i have also small breast,like it didnt grow up...i have never into check myself about it..but i notice that i easily get tired too like i had asthma...
    xiaoFULL 5 Replies
    • September 13, 2008
    • 10:59 AM
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  • xiaofull: the feeling of not being able to get a complet breath and tiring easily are symptoms of iron anemia. you should get a test . for what its worth when i was your age i never minded being skinny and thought everyone else had a problem for always asking about it. also there are always a few men out there who really are attracted to skinny girls. even if they lack shapely breasts and hips. If your health is checked out accept who you are. my case is a little different because i have almost no appetite. also a really skinny woman of my age is a lot less common than at your age. get your blood tested for anemia and b12 level.
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • September 14, 2008
    • 07:43 PM
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  • yeah thanks for the reply,but do u think i can solve my weight problem or is there any helpful way to gain my weight?i dont want like this,i look like model,friend's teasing me i look like 16 like that...how i wish my arms are bigger...yeah i know some of men likes petite but for me i still lacking...my main problem is my arms,my breast and my legs...sigh...can u recommend me any helpful vitamins to gain my weight?thanks a lot
    xiaoFULL 5 Replies
    • September 15, 2008
    • 01:58 PM
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  • you must have exam by doc to rule out disease. please do this firts it is important. have done this?
    emmarene 34 Replies
    • September 15, 2008
    • 10:26 PM
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