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To feel my psychiatrist is wrong to be so concerned

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busyweeks78 · 18/12/2019 15:29

I’m 10 pounds underweight and recently had a psychiatrist appointment. She noticed I was underweight and mentioned it. She’s also requested urgent bloods. Aibu to think that although I’m underweight my health isn’t a significant risk at the moment. I’m still physically well.

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Itsnotalwaysme · 18/12/2019 15:31

I got the same. Think its routine so mental health services aren't further stretched by something like a thyroid issue


LochJessMonster · 18/12/2019 15:32

my health isn’t a significant risk at the moment. I’m still physically well. Well without having tests how do you know?
Shes doing her job and making sure you are physically healthy as well as mentally.

And I'm not saying you have an eating disorder, but if you did, you are also going to say that you are physically well.


hannah1992 · 18/12/2019 15:32

Going by a physciatrist being concerned. Do you have an eating disorder? Shes right to order bloodwork to make sure your body is functioning correctly. You dont have to feel physically ill to be physically ill. There could be something going on with your organs that you dont know about right now. If bloods show this in the early stages it can be repaired but not so much later down the line


TheLastBiscuitInTheJar · 18/12/2019 15:34

You posted this recently didn't you?

I'm going to echo what most of the posters on the other thread said and agree that your psychiatrist is right to be concerned and it is her place as a medical professional to raise it, especially when it may demonstrate to her your mental state. Being underweight can be harmful and depending upon your weight it can be extremely concerning. Also 10lbs can so easily become 12 then a stone...


busyweeks78 · 18/12/2019 15:34

I don’t believe. I have an eating disorder and I’m not currently diagnosed. I do struggle with eating though.

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TheLastBiscuitInTheJar · 18/12/2019 15:35

Also if you have a problem with your thyroid or with anaemia for example that can also affect your mental health.


Lllot5 · 18/12/2019 15:36

You don’t have an eating disorder but you struggle with eating.
Think you contradicting yourself there.


EvaHarknessRose · 18/12/2019 15:39

Depends on BMI but yabu, being underweight presents immediate and long-term risks to health (cardiac risk, white cell count, fertility, gastrointestinal health, bone health), and also increases anxiety, low mood, poor emotional regulation, and poor sleep. I'd say you have good care there.


busyweeks78 · 18/12/2019 15:44

I don’t have an official eating disorders diagnosed which is why I won’t say I have an eating disorder

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heartsonacake · 18/12/2019 15:45

You’re the same poster that brought this up recently aren’t you?

As everyone said in the last thread, your psychiatrist is concerned for a reason. You’re leaving out a lot of the story here to try and prove you’re in the right, but you’re not. Your health is severely at risk.


busyweeks78 · 18/12/2019 15:46

I did post it recently but I’ve since received another letter about it.

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Bluntness100 · 18/12/2019 15:46

Ok, why do you struggle to eat?


heartsonacake · 18/12/2019 15:50

You’ve received another letter about it because it’s an important concern.

And you fighting against it so much is exactly why it’s such a concern.


ChazsBrilliantAttitude · 18/12/2019 15:50

Being 10lbs into the underweight category is not trivial. Depending on how tall you are that could be quite significant. It is not helpful to try to second guess your psychologist on this. I actually think your behaviour in posting this is a symptom you should be raising at your next appointment


Tolleshunt · 18/12/2019 15:51

Aibu to think that although I’m underweight my health isn’t a significant risk at the moment. I’m still physically well.

In the nicest possible way, how could any of us here possibly agree with you? It’s concerning that you are underweight. You say you struggle to eat. It sounds like the psychiatrist is absolutely doing the right thing in checking bloods. Please be guided by her, and take her advice.


Scarsthelot · 18/12/2019 15:56

What did the new letter say

You were already aware about the bloods tests on your last thread.

You do seem some what obsessed about what they think of your weight and seemingly are convinced they are in the wrong. Regardless of other peoples opinions, support and advice.

I would really take their lead. If they think buts important, it probably is.


Bluntness100 · 18/12/2019 15:59

As well as why you're struggling to eat op, can I ask, when you say ten pounds under weight, what weight is this that you're ten pounds under? Is it the lowest bmi? How do you judge it to be ten pounds?

Also have you lost weight recently, if so, how much over how long? And how do uou feel about it,

I'm struggling to understand why you are objecting so much to the tests and in your last thread it even being mentioned, so I think you need to provide more info.


kingkuta · 18/12/2019 15:59

Disorders that can cause weight loss for instance of the Thyroid or liver can also be the cause of depression so this would have to be checked first


busyweeks78 · 18/12/2019 16:02

It’s another letter about the bloods as I still haven’t booked them.

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Devereux1 · 18/12/2019 16:06

Why don't you want your psychiatrist to be concerned?


marns · 18/12/2019 16:09

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Scarsthelot · 18/12/2019 16:10

Why havent you booked them?

You were given the many reasons why they should be concerned and are right to be concerned.

You havent taken any if that on board, still think she is wrong and but posting about the same situation and still not listening to any advice.

It seems that you just want to keep discussing this over and over I til someone tells you she is wrong.


QuarterPastMidnight · 18/12/2019 16:12

You say you haven't had a diagnosis of an eating disorder.

Without having blood tests to rule anything else out how do you think people are diagnosed?


WhatTiggersDoBest · 18/12/2019 16:18

Tell the psychiatrist you're not eating properly if you think you have a disorder and stop wasting their time by making them play guessing games ffs. They need to take this sort of thing seriously because low mood/anxiety are symptoms of overactive thyroid, as I've just found out.


pooopypants · 18/12/2019 16:24

In what way do you struggle to eat?

And as PP have said, they're right to be concerned. Why do you seem SO resistant to have them looking into this and having blood test results? That to me, says more than them asking for blood tests.

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