Recovery and Support Questions

Refeeding Problems

I Have Terrible Refeeding tinab – 09/08/2009 – 15:02 I have terrible refeeding edema. It is horrible and my body is just packing on the pounds. I am a disaster in every way, and I completely understand this feeling of being out of control and sore because your body hurts from the extra water stretching …

Read More

I Just Got My Period After Dealing With Anorexia, (I Went 4 Months Without 1), And Every Morning I Wake Up With The Most Painful Abdomen Pains And My Heart Beats Really Fast, I Throw Up, It Goes On All Day. Could This Be My Period Or Something More?

Hi: While I’m Happy To Hear Amy Colwell – 08/30/2012 – 10:23 Hi: While I’m happy to hear that your period has returned, I’m sorry that you are going through these unpleasant symptoms. Anorexia causes a disruption to the production of hormones that are responsible for menstruation. Although you are experiencing some success with re-gaining …

Read More

Hi I’m 16 Years Old. Last Summer I Started Running, And I Over Trained So I Became Underweight And Lost My Period. Over Winter I Tried To Eat More To Gain Wight And Get My Periods Back. It Worked So I Got A Period In March.

Continuing… I Started slurp – 07/01/2012 – 18:51 continuing… I started training again a little. I’m at my normal weight 61kg wich I was before all this started. I’m 174cm tall and my BMI is healthy. My hair has fallen off a bit more now, I think it’s an side effect of my hard training …

Read More

Hi. I Am So Proud To Say I Finally My Period Frist! I Have Struggled With Anorexia Since I Was 13 Years Old And Never Had A Period Until Today ( I Am 23.) My Question Is, Will I Grow Anymore, Hips Widen, Etc? Or Did My Years Of No Period Stunt My Growth?

Hi: I’m Glad To Hear That You Amy Colwell – 07/28/2012 – 08:37 Hi: I’m glad to hear that you have your period. As you know, anorexia can seriously affect a woman’s fertility including causing amenorrhea (lack of menstruation or periods). The reason for this is a very low percentage of body fat which affects …

Read More

Hi, I Am A Male Who Is 16, 5 9 And About 109-115 Pounds. I Have Struggled With An Eating Disorder For Over Two Years Now, I Know Its Not Common In Males, But Thats Beside The Point. Will I Still Grow And Go Through Puberty? I Have Not Grown In Over Two

Hi: Eating Disorders In Men Amy Colwell – 07/22/2012 – 10:01 Hi: Eating disorders in men are probably more common than people realize since they are often under-reported and go undiagnosed. Your question regarding puberty brings up some important issues. Everyone is different, and there can be quite a bit of individual variation regarding the …

Read More

As An Aneorexic, I Experienced Secondary Amenorrhoea. Now I Am At A Normal Weight And My Period Has Returned Along With Almost Puperty-Like PMS Symptoms (Immature Crankiness, Breast Growth, Change In Body Shape, Headaches, Etc). Is This Normal?

Hi: I’m Glad To Hear That Amy Colwell – 05/22/2012 – 14:16 Hi: I’m glad to hear that you’ve managed to bring your weight back up to normal. As you mention, secondary amenorrhea (or the loss of menstrual periods that used to occur) is a common symptom among women who suffer from the eating disorder …

Read More

Will My Boobs Grow Back After Bulimia ??

An Eating Disorder Can Often janurse427 – 01/28/2011 – 06:00 An eating disorder can often interfere or delay natural development if a person becomes ill during that time of growth and change (puberty). If you have lost weight, it is possible that your breasts will increase in size if you gain back to a normal …

Read More

Why Do I Keep Gaining

So Ive Been In Recovery For 2 Reenie – 04/21/2010 – 15:03 So Ive been in recovery for 2 years and im nearing the end of my therapy , im currently in perfect health and i no longer have thoughts about wanting to lose weight or not eat ect.. But latley i have begun to …

Read More

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: Rehab Media Group, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

CALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELPCALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELP800-776-3990Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?