Our expert says:
Dear So Weak
If you are not getting help from a whole team of experts which should include a clinical psychologist, a dietitian and a physician, then you need to call in their assistance ASAP. Who ever is helping you, must address all your problems and do a proper biochemical check to see what else you are deficient in. Just taking potassium and iron pills is not going to solve the problem. You need to a) change your mindset and stop purging, b) start eating a balanced diet 3) get expert advice on which nutrients need to be supplemented - for example if you just take potassium and iron and your other electrolytes, minerals and vitamins are also depleted then you will collapse. Start off you contacting a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) and ask your gp to refer you to a clinical psychologist and a physician.
Don't spoil your whole life with this dreaded habit of purging.
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