National Eating Disorders Association

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How are you doing?

Late reply

So sorry for such a late response. It has been a mix of emotions and feelings. I guess I am doing alright still adjusting to being okay with looking "normal" and "healthy" I am still small, but part of me was more comfortable being abnormally tiny and bony than I am looking healthy. I feel like my comfort with my body and with food changes drastically day to day.


Still having weird cognitive symptoms and feeling like im not thinking clearly, my vision is strained, and all of the fun physical discomforts

Dear yoyokay

Some of the symptoms you have described in your response are concerning and we would like to encourage you to seek medical attention. Please speak with you physician or if you need help locating resources and support in your area please do not hesitate to call our confidential NEDA Helpline at 800.931.2237 M-Th 11am-9pm ET and F 11am-5pm ET or chat with us online M-Th 9am-9pm and F 9am-5pm. 

  • The following are just some of the signs of a serious problem that demands immediate medical attention: 
    • ·  accidentally or deliberately caused themselves a physical injury 
    • ·  become suicidal 
    • ·  confused thinking and is not making any sense 
    • ·  delusions (false beliefs) or hallucinations (experiencing things that aren‟t there) 
    • ·  disoriented; doesn‟t know what day it is, where they are or who they are 
    • ·  vomiting several times a day or has uncontrollable vomiting or diarrhea 
    • ·  experiencing dizziness or fainting spells 
    • ·  too weak to walk or collapses 
    • ·  painful muscle spasms 
    • ·  complaining of chest pain or having trouble breathing 
    • ·  blood in their bowel movements, urine or vomit 
    • ·  a body mass index (BMI) of less than 16 
    • ·  an irregular heartbeat, and fast heartbeat, or very low heart beat (less than 50 

beats per minute) 

    • ·  cold or clammy skin indicating a low body temperature or has a body 

temperature of less than 35 degrees Celsius/95 degrees Fahrenheit 

    • ·  experience dizziness, nausea, fever 
    • ·  wounds/cuts heal slowly 
    • ·  feel tingling in the hands or feet 
    • ·  blurred vision 

Or for any other medical concerns. Seek medical help soon on an outpatient basis if you: 

  • ·  have significant heartburn and/or a burning sensation after eating 
  • ·  have other gastrointestinal concerns 
  • ·  have high blood pressure 
  • ·  struggle with significant joint or muscle pain 
  • ·  have difficulty sleeping (falling and/or remaining asleep) 
  • ·  struggle with fatigue, sudden weight gain, and/or hair loss 
  • ·  have frequent urination or unquenchable thirst 
  • ·  have gained and lost significant weight repeatedly 
  • ·  have gained significant weight in a short period of time 
  • ·  struggle with chronic diarrhea or constipation