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hermione3
Stomach issues does anyone else experience?

I have had ups and downs in my recovery process right now not doing great but wondering if anyone else experiences these symptoms. My therapist said it could be an issue with my stomach I am not sure if I should go to my gastroenterologist who I saw for acid reflux and such I am either constipated or running to the bathroom with diarrhea there is no in between I am restricting but I don't know because I keep saying I am fine physically my therapist pointed that out I think it is normal but who am I to judge just wondering if anyone else experiences this

Savedbygrace
Me too

I can relate. It seems like I have to poop after every time I eat. It's not fun.

iwanttolive
hermione3

Hi there, I understand what you are saying as well. Eating disorders can wreck havoc on the digestive system. I would suggest you see your gastro doctor as something may be going on that only scopes and a good GI doctor can figure out. I wound up with chronic pancreatitis, which can be excruciatingly painful. There are so many things that can be occurring in your body that you do not know what of. So, my suggestion again is to see your GI doc. I am sorry you are struggling. I would also listen to your therapist. Take it easy and be gentle with yourself.

hermione3
thanks for the support I don

thanks for the support I don't know what is going on with my stomach i guess it would be good to see a GI doctor i have one from past stomach issues so i guess i will go back and get this checked out. my therapist also said she has no ideas what my bones are like at this point last time i had that checked i had osteopenia but on the edge of osteoperosis like the edge like the number was pretty much borderline. and she said who knows about your heart i am like i don't know my best friend died of her eating disorder also her patient and she said she said she was fine too...i feel i am eating enough even if it is not my meal plan i don't know anymore...and i just ate but purged...i have done it 4 times in the past few weeks and i hadn't in over a year.

lovetowrite81
Hermione3

I feel like that would definitely be a good idea to consult a GI doctor with these issues. I've experienced chronic constipation my entire life and know how not fun that is. I have been worried for you overall and saw your other post that you are feeling like giving up. Just want to encourage you that there is hope. And you are not alone. <3

London1621
Hugs

I'm sorry you are having a hard time right now. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs.

hermione3
Thanks for the support I am

Thanks for the support I am just tired and don't know the only thing worth fighting for is my therapist I can't end up inpatient that would be the end. I have a GI doctor I can call and make an appointment I see my regular doctor tomorrow my therapist mentioned all the things that can go wrong health wise and I am older and my body has been through a lot

iwanttolive
hermione3

Hi. Good job on seeing your doctors. Yes our bodies are able to handle so much. Please keep us posted. You are brave and will say a prayer for you.

chunkymonkey68
I Do when I use High Fiber products

I have all sorts of runny stomach and loose bowel movements, cramping, and urinate constantly. Part of my problem is Nerves too.I hear restricting does cause Constipation if not enough water or other necessary foods are eaten.

Good Luck in Recovery.....

hermione3
Thanks for the support I will

Thanks for the support I will make an appointment with a GI and see what happens.

girl99
I battle constipation

I battle constipation constantly after 20 years of anorexia. I go through periods of diarrhea as well but rarely.

iwanttolive
hermione3

Hi I am very happy to know that you will see a GI doctor. I think a lot of your questions will be answered.. I am pretty sure he will want to run some tests in order to fully diagnose your symptoms. Please let us know what happens.
iwanttolive

hermione3
its probably because i am

its probably because i am restricting but i saw my regular doctor who i felt dismissed me i said i was restricting and purging and she hardly said a thing...they weigh me she says nothing abou tmy weight and my nutritionist thinks my weight is too low and i saw her today and i lost and she said i can't lose more my doctor just ignores all that or must think i am fine so then i think i am fine i don't think she is good with eating disorders as she ignored my restricting and purging comments so idk i asked neda for references for eating disorder specialists and asking friends around if they know better doctors. i have seen this one for years but i used to see someone else in her practice but she left and this one well she is nice but i feel sucks at eating disorders...

iwanttolive
hermione3

Hi there,

I would go with what your rational brain is telling you. There is a type of therapy called DBT. There is the emotional mind and the rational mind. It sounds as if your rational mind is speaking and you need help and regardless of what the medical doctor is saying, you know you better than anyone. I, if I may, suggest you do find another medical doctor who will listen to you and one that understands what you are saying. Your emotion mind wants to hear that everything is okay because it kinda gives you permission to continue to restrict. I would listen to your therapist since she knows you the most. Does that make sense? You have been doing a good job at listening to your rational mind. What do you think?
iwanttolive

hermione3
thanks for your kind words

thanks for your kind words and advice. I am going to try to find another medical doctor who listens to my concerns even though i hate leaving doctors i usually just skip appointments and never see them again and i have seen this one for years but she has really never followed up on eating disorder things like my weight no word my nutritionist tells me too low...it is permission to keep going if i think it is fine. my therapist told me to today to listen to her because i hate my body due to my abuse and stuff i had the perfect storm for an eating disorder and like i am not right when it comes to my body and thoughts on it and stuff.like i have to listen to her and my nutritionist i might tell her abou tmy stomach stuff too maybe she will have more to say then my doctor and still make an appointment with my GI...i will also talk to my therapist and see what she thinks i am good at listenting to her sometimes i am just having such a hard time getting out of this hole right now i have done it before and can do it again i keep saying once i lose x i will stop i know i won't...i keep going and i can't lose it all and that is what i will if i keep going...