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New member - I don't know what to do any more



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Dec 24, 2009
Hi, I'm fairly new to this website. I'm 17 years old. I've struggled with my weight for over 10 years now. I had cancer as a child, and ever since treatment ended, I haven't been able to gain weight. I had always been a good eater though, until the last year or so. Now I weigh 98 lbs, I'm 5'6" and my BMI is around 16. I look sick. My ribs stick out, my spine sticks out, I'm all bone.. and I realize this. But I don't care about gaining weight anymore. I've tried for so long.. and there was no result, so now I don't care. I HATE food. I absolutely hate eating. There's not a single food that I enjoy. Sometimes I have to hide my food and throw it out so my mom thinks I've eaten, but really I haven't. But I don't think I'm fat at all. Quite the opposite. I've been reffered to eating disorders clinics and specialists, and so far they all said that I don't fit the criteria because I don't think I'm overweight and I'm not purposely starving myself-- i just have no appetite. There's no hope to me ever gaining weight and I don't know what to do. My oncologist said that if I don't gain weight soon, when my cancer relapses, I will die because I have nothing to fight with. I recently started to see a psychologist about my depression and possible personality disorder. Really, I just want to know if you guys think I have an eating disorder? Because I have no idea what to do anymore :(


Dec 2, 2009
Hampshire, Portsmouth
Hi :welcome:

I know this a proberly a silly question but do you think you may be depressed are you medicated at the moment?? antidepressents? as my gp told me its because im depressed and my double dose of tablets will help??:confused:
NOT HELPING at the mo!!! as im just not interested in eating at all althought im constantly thinking about it? sorry im no help..:cry::cry: i wish you well....:hug::hug:


Well-known member
Oct 20, 2009

I dont have an eating disorder, but if you cant eat, can you drink, may be the protene drinks athalets drink, at least you get nutrition.

I do think the profs are being a little silly about catagoriseng you.

May be you could eat less per meal but more oftern, I find big (regular size) meals uncomfortable, so I eat small ones........

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