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hi you all, i dont have anorexia or bulimia but i seem to have a food phobia. i have crohns disease and lately found if i dont eat, i wont get sick or be in really bad pain.
yesterday i had not eaten for 19 days !! and my stomach was fine i was painfree but it was so hard resisting temptation of food all around me everyday when i felt so hungry and the other stuff goes along with starving yourself like being cold all the time, cant get to sleep, no energy, moody.
yesterday i gave in and i didnt just eat, i binged ! today i am likely to binge again because i miss food so much and now i started eating i feel i dont want to stop, but i know its going to cause me to be in real bad pain aswell Crying or Very sad
most of the time im too scared to eat.
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replied February 11th, 2008
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Have you talked to a nutritionist? You can still be diagnosed as anorexic based on your BMI, etc its not just psychologically what would make u be an anorexic. I think you need to find a specialist to help you figure out what foods you can and cannot eat and change your diet around a little bit, You shouldnt fear food.
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replied February 15th, 2008
i would talk to a doctor.
i dont eat much myself cause i have a stomach ulcer, so whenever i eat i feel horrible, but i know it can make you seriously sick.
try to see what you can eat that wont affect you that bad.
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replied March 4th, 2008
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Yes, you must go to a doctor as soon as possible to make a full check-up and see what's going on with you.
Do it and then tell us the results, ok? Meanwhile try to listen to your body the best that you can.
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replied March 4th, 2008
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I agree with the other poster. If you don't eat for whatever the reason that is considered anorexia.


I wonder about how it is that people can manage not to eat. I mean like me if I don't eat I get soo sick. Meaning if I just skip lunch I begin to have headache followed with stomach ache oh my god is so horrible. So this doesn't happen to anorexics?
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replied March 5th, 2008
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Im sure sometimes it does nightangel but we are driven to losing weight that we see those as signs of triumph for not eating etc. Im not sure if that makes sense to you or not.
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replied March 5th, 2008
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tinkinpink84 wrote:
Im sure sometimes it does nightangel but we are driven to losing weight that we see those as signs of triumph for not eating etc. Im not sure if that makes sense to you or not.


Sure, it may not make sense to you, but this kind of things does happen.
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replied March 2nd, 2011
there is no cure, some manageable treatments, this diease is a curse and nothing short of, to blame the psychosis, mentality, personalit, or any type of individuals private choices at stake in this matter is plain and simple stupidity, crohns is a serious ailment! diet and excercise, and maybe some meds, otherwise, u deal with the pain, and eat ur food, end of story. good bye
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replied March 7th, 2011
I hear you on the food phobia, going through a bit myself with ulcerative proctitis. All I can say is make sure you're at least taking a multi-vitamin (if you can).
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