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Can damage be reversed...(5 Posts)
Or am a fucked?
Long term ED sufferer here. My question I suppose, is probably something that cant be answered until I go to the doctors but still, any insight would be of use. I have an appointment on the 20th but I need to ask for a full blood test so the results from that will take a while. I've had an ED since 2007. I don't look like I do (I used to, very obviously). I'm als o not your typical ED sufferer as I eat, but the same things (I'm also autistic). however I go to the gym every day, without fail and its something I feel I have to do, and I know many of you will know what I mean.
Anyway, I'm now in my mid thirties and haven't had a period since 2007 either. I wonder if I have fucked myself up from ever having a cycle again. I'm frightened to find out, and I've now been banned from donation blood due to 3 low iron tests which have been done across 3 years.
Do you think there is hope? (Please be as nice as you can).
I may also post this in general health for chance of more views (not sure how busy this board is)
I didn’t have a period for about a year (I did not have a diagnosed ED, but I was very slim). When I told my doctor, she did some tests and put me on a medication which kick started my cycles, and all was good. I put on a bit of weight, and they stayed. I was able to have children some years later.
The doctor did tell me that there are some health problems that can occur from not having a period for a long time, and that she would be a bit concerned and do more tests if they did not come back.
Another long term sufferer here (2006). There is a lot of evidence to suggest that proper weight restoration can reverse a lot of the damage caused by anorexia, however, as you haven't had a period in so long you may want to consider a bone density scan. With proper nutrition, and staying at a healthy weight your periods should resume. However, if they never started due to anorexia emerging before puberty then you may want to seek specialist help.
Wishing you all the best with your recovery.
Our bodies are designed to start healing. Take people who smoke for many years as soon as they quit the body starts the healing process. You have taken a step towards recovery and only good can come from this. My niece had no periods for many years. With help from her GP she was able to get regular cycles. Wishing you the very best.
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