Anorexia and ocd

Common Questions and Answers about Anorexia and ocd


Avatar n tn I donot know anything about anorexia but I do know about OCD. I also know Lexapro works well for me. Our body is made up of vitams and minerals along with all else. The brain has many chemicals. Loss of certain chemicals can be replaced by mood stabilizers or SSRI's which are used to replace serotonin. I am not a doctor but my OCD symptoms have lessened, almost nonexsistent by the use of antiphyscotic drugs to correct the chemical imbalance I have.
Avatar n tn Dear ny77, Your inconsistent eating triggered by anxiety and stress can be one cause that precipitates anorexia. Other possible causes could be a loss of a loved one relationally or by death, physical illness, life transition (e.g., going away to college), sport involvement which focuses on physical appearance or emotional, physical or sexual abuse. Visit our website. Take our eating disorder survey and learn more about anorexia.
356080 tn?1227034315 My son is dxed with high functioning autism/aspergers synd. and has sensory issues and ocd issues galore and he is a very finicky eater at best tho he has opened up recently. Before he lived off of frozen waffles and milk. Id look up OCD otherwise if could be a phobia of some sort, i HAVE heard of that but i dont know the name of it. Maybe some sort of food anxiety? Just brainstorming here!
Avatar n tn Im a 23 year old female, Im a social worker (so yes this is a very difficult situation) I have been diagnosed with anorexia/bulimia, OCD and depression-for approx 1 year now. I dropped from 185 to my lowest ever 106lbs. I recently went to my doctor and was prescribed cirpralex....I am now reading that is helped to treat bulimia. I no i shouldn't be, but anyone who has had an eating disorder can understand that Im now freaking out!!!!
687561 tn?1238400426 We would accept it regardless but as I had a relative who had anorexia and recovered from that and was diagnosed with ocd but still has some continuing issues it might help if you could less us know what they did to provide help for you.
179856 tn?1333547362 I was just reading about Portia DeRossi's anorexia and it says when she was down to 82 pounds she "was told she was suffering from a handful of serious conditions: osteoporosis, organ failure, cirrhosis of the liver and the auto-immune disease lupus." how would anorexia cause cirrhosis does anybody know? I'm just curious because I never heard of that before and was wondering how it was related.
1466277 tn?1286312305 Its really hard but Im trying hard to put on the weight. I have like paranoia, and OCD which also makes the anxiety worse, which triggers stress, and my appetite shuts down :? I look like a mess. I dont look healthy at all. Im concerned long with my friends and family.. Thank youfor the advise!!
Avatar f tn Proper nutrition is the goal in treating Anorexia. Food is medicine. To learn more about anorexia and treatment options, visit the bella vita website.
Avatar n tn i think my brother has ocd. he is 3 years old and if he gets somting new and there is a mark on it he will cry and pull a tantrum. we have to change his clothes 6 times a day because he gets upset because he thinks they are to wet, to crinculd, or just not right. when mum is in the car with billy he always has to have the heating on 3 overwhys he crys. also when my mum picks him up from preschool she has to park in the right place and he always has to run to the car at the right speed.
1379808 tn?1279327710 I understand that eating disorder and anorexia are probably differnt. Now I will take interest to find out the difference. I have always taken interest in yoga and meditation and i think that has probably allowed me to survive in spite of my irregular life style. Humourously i always say, my self and my siblings have long expiry date but spare paarts are not guranteed. I am glad i met you.. I have noticed that you have benn best answerer. My vision is poor.
Avatar f tn Obviously mental illness covers a lot of things with anorexia, OCD, and anxiety falling under that umbrella. The key is to learn how to help yourself when you do have these irrational thoughts. You need to learn cognitive behavioral therapy from a psychologist. I use it all the time. It is kind of like learning how to retrain your brain and at the same time learning calming down techniques. Are you under more stress than usual right now? Stress can exacerbate this type of thinking.
603015 tn?1329862973 I did have a cousin though who as a teenager was diagnosed with anorexia and it was connected to OCD and she stablized on Risperdal. Risperdal does have mood stabilization properties though and is approved for that usage so see what happens.
Avatar f tn I am currently medically stable but have been struggling for three years with hypothyroid symptoms( constant fatigue, brain fog,cold hands, slow motor skill, anxiety and depression worse, and a couple other symptoms) despite my bmi being normal, and proper nutrition. I am currently on thyroid meds but the only result is that my tsh is very low. Other wise I am still feeling the same and some symptoms are worse.
Avatar m tn know what to do about him, because he has like, no muscle mass left on him! He says he is experiencing aches and pains all over, and he is blind in hsi left eye, and has had surgery to move the muscle so that his eye looks the right way, because it crossed inward before. But I have heard this happens to other people as well. It is dizziness/vision blacking out, and last time the searing pain brought him to his knees. And he said last time that the pain was in his right eye.
Avatar f tn Signs are avoiding foods, weighing yourself / refusing to step on a scale in front of someone, cold hands and feet, bones sticking out, looking pale and unhealthy, ocd about how many calories you can eat, ect. I used to be anorexic and it pretty much consumes your every thought and action. you will plan your day around how much exercising you can get in , how you can avoid food while with your friends or family ect.
Avatar f tn I'm going through it! I'm so glad you posted. I thought I had this weird irrational fear. I am terrified of eating. I constantly think something is severely wrong with my stoamch and that eating will make it worse. I've lost a lot of weight over it and feel sick and weak a lot. I have yet to figure out how to get over this. I've been forcing myself to eat but as soon as I do I get so anxious which is I'm sure what is making me feel sick after I eat, not some weird disease.
Avatar n tn I had always been a little chubby, and made fun of for that, so I wanted to do a complete transformation. Long story short, I developed anorexia, and studied my calories, thought about calories all day, what actions I should do to burn more, etc, etc. I was completely obsessed. Keep in mind, I am well aware I have OCD. Up until the age of 15 (anorexia) it has never been much of a problem and I didn't mind the rituals.
3058654 tn?1340500646 Well I have always been tiny even when I ate a lot. I think it is partially because I am a vegetarian.I don't know but it changes a lot. I eat so much some days and I feel bad and other days I hardly eat and I feel good. I don't count calories now so I can't be sure how much I take in but I know when my husband first left I tried to keep my calorie intake less than 1000. I always feel guilty when I buy packaged foods and I try to avoid it because when I buy it I always overeat.
Avatar n tn Hi iam a female of 24yrs i feel heaviness and dizziness whenever i move my head in space (side to side) i dont whats the problem is the problem is with my vertebral artery or is it anorexia. Pl. guide me as soon as possible.
937868 tn?1570328281 The traumatic ilnnes of my father, the months and moths trying to save him from cancer and finally not been able to do it makes me flet from there that any pregnancy will take me to dead. After year of that I moved here to USA and got pregnant again and the OCD came back ready to tell me that i will die if i had that child, at the end the medications and stress made me loose my child.
785277 tn?1244324809 I can only speak for myself. I had beautiful teeth when I was a teenager. Now from my twenties on....43, Infections!!!!I have had all my teeth root canaled, bonded, pulled, bridged, and now finally all pulled and I'm working on implants. Its not worth all the pain and suffering, I will tell you that right now. I have spent over 35,000 on my teeth over the years. Infections in the mouth can lead to death...the infection can go straight to your heart or brain.
Avatar f tn first of all your periods stop because you are starving your body, and messing up all your hormone levels and plus you have no body fat. i have had an ed for almost 12 years and i didnt get my period i think till i was 18 it is not healthy to do. i have tremendous amounts of knowledge of this disease and if you ever need someone to talk to please just leave a message for me.
Avatar f tn t happen over night and doing it right will keep it off longer... With anorexia the second you start to eat your body holds in everything including the fat because it knows you will starve it again. Also when you stop eating your body will start to eat itself (including your muscles). You can do this hun... keep it up and persevere.
Avatar f tn My Stepdad is always caling me ugly .. And when i look in the mirror i believe it sometimes, all my friends say i'm beautiful. But i don't feel Beautiful. i have a problem, I hardly ever eat anymore :( i starve myself. I'm 5'3 and 100 pounds and i'm scared that i'll become anorexic, When i don't eat i get headaches, I always carry Ibuprofen with me, i take atleast 2 or 3 a day, I just really need help ..