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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 12:31:18 pm
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November 4, 2005, 11:48 am CST

re: HUGGS

Quote From: kitti26

Sorry Everyone, that I haven't been on lately. I've been battling my own Ed for a while now. I can't seem to break from this. It's like it's a lost puppy dog, that can't find a home so it follows you all over the place. It's been crazy. Lately, I don't even know what I've been doing. I can't even focus on things I need to get done. I wish I know what to do. I see a therapist, I see a doctor, I see a case manager, etc. Nothing seems to help. I know I need to get well on my own and want to get better, but a part of me doesn't want to. It's been crazy and Ed is all I think about. It's on my mind 24/7. *HUGS* Take care everyone!

My thoughts and prayers are with you...I struggle 24/7 also....I hate it... 

 
November 8, 2005, 4:36 pm CST

Friend In Need Of Help

My best friend is suffering from anorexia. She has been sick since she was 9 years old. She is now 5'9'' and weighs only 70 pounds. Treatment centers won't take her because they say she is either too sick for their program or she doesn't have enough money to pay for the length of stay that she would need just to become medically stable. I have e mailed Dr. Phil, I have called several doctors, I even offered for my friend to move in with me and see some specialists that I know of. She has been seeing the same doctor since she was 9 and has been through this with her many many times. He won't admit her to the hospital because he doesn't have admission rights for adults. It seems everyone has given up on her. I can't let my friend die. I don't know what to do. If i had the money I would pay for her treatment. She is 23 years old. I watch all these people on tv that are getting help and it is so frustrating to try to get help for my friend and no response. I even called Dr. Sacker in new york asking for his advice. If anyone knows what I can do, or how to get her help, please let me know. It breaks my heart to watch her go through this, yet again. She sees that people are giving up on her, I am afraid that she is going to give up on herself. Again, if anyone has any advice for me please let me know ASAP.  

 
November 9, 2005, 10:27 am CST

my son

Quote From: kitti26

*Hugs* I'm sorry if nothing has helped. I know where you are coming from. I've been in the hospital so many times, it's not funny. My doctor yesterday accused me of not eating. I told him I was, but he doesn't believe me. I feel he thinks I'm taking laxatives and purging. I haven't done either of those in awhile. The nurse put 98.2 as my weight when it was accually my temp. I didn't realize that till later, after I left the office. Anyways, Take care of yourself. You can email me if you'd like. I check my email as often as I can. It's jesus4every1@myway.com Anyways, I'll talk to you later. Just know that you aren't alone as far as how you feel. I feel like this ed is going to kill me as well. I just hope I prove myself wrong and live through this. Bye for now! *HUGS* 

Olivia 

My son is 33 years old, he had surgery on his spinal cord a little over a year ago, had 3 tumors which thank goodness were benign but about 2 months after that he was rushed to the hospital with fluid on the brain and had to have a shunk put in his skull which he will have for the rest of his life.  After that he complained of food tasting funny and he did have a yeast infection which he was given medication for but he has continued having this problem and his weight has dropped from 220 to 136 lbs!  He gets this pain in his neck which he recently went through a procedure in hopes it will cure that but so far it hasn't and the pain gets so bad he ends up with a headache and throws up.  He refuses to eat certain things, such as sweets and foods he used to love because he is afraid if he eats it and it has a bad taste he will never want to eat it again.  He has been to a therapist and a nutritionist and they seem to think he has an eating disorder.  We are so afraid for him and at this point we don't know if he does have an eating disorder and it has gotten to the point that his body rejects certain foods because he is lacking something, as anyone can see, we are at loose ends here.  I have e-mailed Dr. Phil in hopes he could help but nothing.  We have tried everything we can to help him and have tried having people talk to him to try to motivate or make something click.  Sorry if I've rambled on and on.  Wish I could post a pictures of him so some body out there can actually see what he looks like as of today... 

Thanks, Gayle 

 
November 9, 2005, 10:27 am CST

Anorexia

Quote From: cyclone44

My son is 33 years old, he had surgery on his spinal cord a little over a year ago, had 3 tumors which thank goodness were benign but about 2 months after that he was rushed to the hospital with fluid on the brain and had to have a shunk put in his skull which he will have for the rest of his life.  After that he complained of food tasting funny and he did have a yeast infection which he was given medication for but he has continued having this problem and his weight has dropped from 220 to 136 lbs!  He gets this pain in his neck which he recently went through a procedure in hopes it will cure that but so far it hasn't and the pain gets so bad he ends up with a headache and throws up.  He refuses to eat certain things, such as sweets and foods he used to love because he is afraid if he eats it and it has a bad taste he will never want to eat it again.  He has been to a therapist and a nutritionist and they seem to think he has an eating disorder.  We are so afraid for him and at this point we don't know if he does have an eating disorder and it has gotten to the point that his body rejects certain foods because he is lacking something, as anyone can see, we are at loose ends here.  I have e-mailed Dr. Phil in hopes he could help but nothing.  We have tried everything we can to help him and have tried having people talk to him to try to motivate or make something click.  Sorry if I've rambled on and on.  Wish I could post a pictures of him so some body out there can actually see what he looks like as of today... 

Thanks, Gayle 

Didn't realize my picture would show up.  Sorry about that.  Maybe I can put my son's picture in place of mine...  Gayle
 
November 9, 2005, 10:31 am CST

My son

Quote From: cyclone44

Didn't realize my picture would show up.  Sorry about that.  Maybe I can put my son's picture in place of mine...  Gayle
Okay, the picture is of my son.  He is not cyclone44. 
 
November 9, 2005, 11:34 am CST

Anorexia

Quote From: hopeeubank

My best friend is suffering from anorexia. She has been sick since she was 9 years old. She is now 5'9'' and weighs only 70 pounds. Treatment centers won't take her because they say she is either too sick for their program or she doesn't have enough money to pay for the length of stay that she would need just to become medically stable. I have e mailed Dr. Phil, I have called several doctors, I even offered for my friend to move in with me and see some specialists that I know of. She has been seeing the same doctor since she was 9 and has been through this with her many many times. He won't admit her to the hospital because he doesn't have admission rights for adults. It seems everyone has given up on her. I can't let my friend die. I don't know what to do. If i had the money I would pay for her treatment. She is 23 years old. I watch all these people on tv that are getting help and it is so frustrating to try to get help for my friend and no response. I even called Dr. Sacker in new york asking for his advice. If anyone knows what I can do, or how to get her help, please let me know. It breaks my heart to watch her go through this, yet again. She sees that people are giving up on her, I am afraid that she is going to give up on herself. Again, if anyone has any advice for me please let me know ASAP.  

i don't really know but i do kow that i am going to pray.....  i am so sorry you have to see this happening......  we are going to claim taht it is not to late!!!!  wow she is wow!!!  poor dear!!!  that is tiny......  it's kind of scary for me to think that i cuold get super thin like that and much like her not see it.... hmmmmmm ......  all i can say is keep trying don't give up!!!
 
November 9, 2005, 3:32 pm CST

Anorexia

Quote From: hopeeubank

My best friend is suffering from anorexia. She has been sick since she was 9 years old. She is now 5'9'' and weighs only 70 pounds. Treatment centers won't take her because they say she is either too sick for their program or she doesn't have enough money to pay for the length of stay that she would need just to become medically stable. I have e mailed Dr. Phil, I have called several doctors, I even offered for my friend to move in with me and see some specialists that I know of. She has been seeing the same doctor since she was 9 and has been through this with her many many times. He won't admit her to the hospital because he doesn't have admission rights for adults. It seems everyone has given up on her. I can't let my friend die. I don't know what to do. If i had the money I would pay for her treatment. She is 23 years old. I watch all these people on tv that are getting help and it is so frustrating to try to get help for my friend and no response. I even called Dr. Sacker in new york asking for his advice. If anyone knows what I can do, or how to get her help, please let me know. It breaks my heart to watch her go through this, yet again. She sees that people are giving up on her, I am afraid that she is going to give up on herself. Again, if anyone has any advice for me please let me know ASAP.  

I can tell you what I would do for her...call 911 and tell them you think this person is dieing...b/c she is!!!  After they take her to the hospital they cant not accept her in her condition. Demand that someone take care of her ...and remind them that if they send her home without help...they could be in for a major law suit. If  you have to really get mad and throw a fit...thats ok...it will only get her the attention she so desperatly needs.  good luck and please keep me posted. 

 

blessings...linda77 

 
November 9, 2005, 3:34 pm CST

Anorexia

Quote From: hopeeubank

My best friend is suffering from anorexia. She has been sick since she was 9 years old. She is now 5'9'' and weighs only 70 pounds. Treatment centers won't take her because they say she is either too sick for their program or she doesn't have enough money to pay for the length of stay that she would need just to become medically stable. I have e mailed Dr. Phil, I have called several doctors, I even offered for my friend to move in with me and see some specialists that I know of. She has been seeing the same doctor since she was 9 and has been through this with her many many times. He won't admit her to the hospital because he doesn't have admission rights for adults. It seems everyone has given up on her. I can't let my friend die. I don't know what to do. If i had the money I would pay for her treatment. She is 23 years old. I watch all these people on tv that are getting help and it is so frustrating to try to get help for my friend and no response. I even called Dr. Sacker in new york asking for his advice. If anyone knows what I can do, or how to get her help, please let me know. It breaks my heart to watch her go through this, yet again. She sees that people are giving up on her, I am afraid that she is going to give up on herself. Again, if anyone has any advice for me please let me know ASAP.  

I can tell you what I would do for her...call 911 and tell them you think this person is dieing...b/c she is!!!  After they take her to the hospital they cant not accept her in her condition. Demand that someone take care of her ...and remind them that if they send her home without help...they could be in for a major law suit. If  you have to really get mad and throw a fit...thats ok...it will only get her the attention she so desperatly needs.  good luck and please keep me posted. 

 

blessings...linda77 

 
November 9, 2005, 3:39 pm CST

Anorexia

Quote From: linda77

I can tell you what I would do for her...call 911 and tell them you think this person is dieing...b/c she is!!!  After they take her to the hospital they cant not accept her in her condition. Demand that someone take care of her ...and remind them that if they send her home without help...they could be in for a major law suit. If  you have to really get mad and throw a fit...thats ok...it will only get her the attention she so desperatly needs.  good luck and please keep me posted. 

 

blessings...linda77 

   I dont know why this came up twice...sorry 

 

  linda77 

 
November 10, 2005, 3:17 pm CST

Help please

Hi everybody. I am new to the Dr. Phil message boards, but right now I feel very desperate. I have been anorexic for 6 years and am fighting very hard to stay in recovery. I am so desperate for this pain to stop, I am sometimes scared of myself. I wish it would just all go away. My mind has been taken over by the anorexia and I cannot seem to stop it. I am trying to set realistic goals about recovery and today I ate lunch by myself and I am proud of that, but  this battle is really taking it's toll on me. I don't want to do anything lately. I just want to sit at home and cry because I cannot seem to get the anorexia out of my head. I feel so worthless and lazy and I can't get those thoughts out of my head. I have to go to work tonight and I am dreading it because I know I have to put on that happy face and pretend all is ok; when really I want nothing more than to curl up in a little ball and cry. I want to give up. Please, if anyone out there has gone through this sheer depseration and just depression, please help me. I go to a clinic for eating disorders and yesterday the doctor threatened me with termination for non-compliance. I am dropping some weight, not a lot, just a little and that really hurt. I feel like if they can't help me, then I am , well screwed. I just need some support right now. This is unlike me to ask for help and support, but right now I feel strong enough to do so. I guess that's progress. I am asking for what I need. I have identified what I need and I am asking. Yay, good for me, lol. If anyone out there can relate please respond. Any comments would be so appreciated. Thank you all for listening, 

Julie 

 
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