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Eating Disorders Expert
My apologies for such a late response. I have been offline for a month. However, congratulations on your recent marriage. It’s an exciting time in your life and a new chapter for both of you. However, the picture you paint is one of you still remaining very entrenched within your anorexic eating disorder. You remain significantly underweight and stand little, if any, chance of falling pregnant at your current weight. I assume that if you are menstruating it is due to you being on contraceptive medication. This is, however, not preventing your bone density from further decreasing and putting you further at risk for osteoporosis, if you have not already developed that condition. I am not sure if you have ever entered into treatment for your eating disorder? Have you seen a psychologist or a psychiatrist? And have you ever seen a dietician to determine the amount of daily food you need to be eating to restore you weight to within normal levels and maintain it. As a guide, you shouldn’t be weighing anything less than mid-fifties. I am not sure whether your husband is yet aware of your problematic relationship with food and your body. Have you spoken with him and do you think that he will be able to support you in a compassionate way if you open up to him? Lin, I strongly suggest you confront this problem now. You shouldn’t be doing any exercise at all at your current weight and you need to undergo a full physical evaluation before anything else. Therapy, if you make good use of it, will help you find a path to recovery and then help you discovery the real source of your eating disorder. You are going to need to find the courage to confront these matters before they corrode your new life. Let me know if you need a referral to someone in your area by posting a new question.
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