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The pinching sensation and the feeling faint is because your body is starting to pack up on you... the pinching thing could be serious...... this is really getting urgent Andy... The recommended MINIMUM calorific intake for a person your age is at least 2000...so 500 is starvation rations... and anyone who has seen someone die from starvation... and I am being blunt here as I think its necessary... knows it is slow and excrutiatingly painful.... so don't go there!...If you want to avoid the clinic route to recovery you MUST do something NOW... ring your GP and tell him/her its urgent... if you are tired then you get someone to take you... even if they have to carry you. You don't want to end up in hospital because you fall down in the street or something...... sadly hospitals can be far less understanding than they would be in a specialist eating disorder clinic!

Try to increase your food intake a little each day.. if you can't manage quantities because your stomach has shrunk a bit use things like complan...eat a piece of fruit every day and try to have some with each meal... ..your body will be seriously lacking in vitamins and minerals by now... bananas are good for breakfast... have a banana milkshake or something... try to eat at least three times a day.. even if its only a bit... the clinics or therapists would want you to eat 6/7 times a day.. in small amounts.. so try to get up to three asap.

The pro-ana sites are dangerous... they collude with the illness they don't help.. they are set up and run by people who are seriously ill and want to justify it.. they are a symptom of how ill they are. So please avoid them, all they are doing is reinforcing your illness.. and it is an illness... in some countries they are banned.

I am getting really worried about you.... and I bet your family and friends are too..... however much you try to kid yourself they are not. Please don't delay any more... your health is important.

This link has a clip about anorexic young men HERE

This one so for BEAT... beat eating disorders.. and there are sections for young people etc... BEAT

There are some other links in the support group links thread I think. Use these links... not the pro ana ones!

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I agree wholeheartedly with Frankie. Andy, the reason why you're so tired has nothing to do with your body clock - it's because your body doesn't have enough fuel to run on. The only way you can get that is from food - if you only eat a quarter of the calories you need, you'll only have a quarter of the energy. Please, please do something about this straight away. I know it's hard to accept that there might be something seriously wrong with you, especially if you don't feel that bad, but you must be able to understand that your body will eventually give up on you if it doesn't have what it needs to keep working.

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Got an appointment for Tuesday morning. I'll definitely go - no exceptions. Thanks, guys.

I feel like I'm overreacting though. I feel fine, apart from the on/off pinching sensations and feeling occassionally faint, which both only last a couple of seconds, if that.

Anyway, I'll tell the GP all of this when I go see him/her (it's a different one each time) but they hardly do anything other than ask me questions about my personal life. Most of the times I don't see the point. I just hope they don't put me on to one of those psychologist types. :blink:

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Earlier this year, my friend suddenly lost 8kg because she suffered from this thing where she HATED eating and hated seeing the sight of food. She used to throw out her food without her parents or anyone noticing and pretend she'd eaten it, so it was a mystery why she was still losing weight. And she also looked really pale, looked really really unhealthily skinny, had headaches, felt faint and all that.

To cut a long story short, she only went to school 2 days a week because of doctors appointments and stuff. And then after a while. she went into hospital to do a trial thing for 3 weeks. She was eating 6 meals a day and was on a drip of nutrition stuff through her nose. And now, she's slowly going back to normal, but she is still going to school like 3 days a week and is not allowed to do Sport or whatever so she has to make up reasons when everyone else asks.

My point is, you need to stop it before it gets too far. Feeling faint and losing your balance is your body's way of warning you that it's going to collapse soon if you don't feed it. If you let it get too far, it'll be harder to get back to normal, it'll take longer and there'll be so many complications you need to think about.

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Got an appointment for Tuesday morning. I'll definitely go - no exceptions. Thanks, guys.

I feel like I'm overreacting though. I feel fine, apart from the on/off pinching sensations and feeling occassionally faint, which both only last a couple of seconds, if that.

Anyway, I'll tell the GP all of this when I go see him/her (it's a different one each time) but they hardly do anything other than ask me questions about my personal life. Most of the times I don't see the point. I just hope they don't put me on to one of those psychologist types. :blink:

One of those "psychologist types" :P... is actually what you need. You need someone to help you work out why you are doing this to yourself... what has triggered it... it is rarely if ever about wanting to be thin... its usually about something else...although self image and self worth are a big part of it.

You had better go... and copy all the relevant posts from this thread to take with you... and if you don't go I will come find you and take you myself :P .... So... be warned... the other mods do not call me Miss whiplash for nothing... :P (apparantly I am the queen of nagging :lol: )

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Andy, I'd go if I were you. :P Frankie does have a rather large whip.... it's quite scary.... :lol:

Take care my little Andy-Pandy! hehe....

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Got an appointment for Tuesday morning. I'll definitely go - no exceptions. Thanks, guys.

I feel like I'm overreacting though. I feel fine, apart from the on/off pinching sensations and feeling occassionally faint, which both only last a couple of seconds, if that.

Anyway, I'll tell the GP all of this when I go see him/her (it's a different one each time) but they hardly do anything other than ask me questions about my personal life. Most of the times I don't see the point. I just hope they don't put me on to one of those psychologist types. :blink:

Hey, good on you for making an appointment with the doctor, make sure you go. Also, just wanted to say that seeing a therapist really helps.

I'm only saying this because I've been through it all before, feeling faint etc. Then I collapsed and was eventually hospitalised. It's scary how soon it can take over your life and a therapist can help you sort out the underlying issues with why you're feeling the way you are. I've seen hundreds and some of them are a bit crap but on the whole, they could help you find a way through it before it gets further and more difficult to sort out.

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Got an appointment for Tuesday morning. I'll definitely go - no exceptions. Thanks, guys.

I feel like I'm overreacting though. I feel fine, apart from the on/off pinching sensations and feeling occassionally faint, which both only last a couple of seconds, if that.

Anyway, I'll tell the GP all of this when I go see him/her (it's a different one each time) but they hardly do anything other than ask me questions about my personal life. Most of the times I don't see the point. I just hope they don't put me on to one of those psychologist types. :blink:

You are not over-reacting. If anything you're under reacting, and any half decent gp will be able to tell this simply from taking one look at you and seeing how underweight you are. They probably will ask you some personal questions, but it's up to you to make sure they know about the physical symptoms as well - tell them exactly how much you're eating and try to explain why you feel like you can't eat more. As Frankie suggested, taking some of your posts along with you would be a really good idea. You've expressed your feelings very eloquently on here so it would be a real help to your doctor to read them. I'm really glad you're going, you should be proud of yourself for taking that first step (it's often the hardest one). Good luck :) We're all thinking of you.

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I have a disease called Psoriasis.

It is a disease which the blood cells work to fast, leaving 'scars' over my body.

Psoriasis affects children and adults, men and woman are affected equally. I have a mild -to- severe case of it.

Well..I am on a cream, but it helped a little while, not now though.

It can effect anyone at any time, I got mine around 1 year ago, only just coming to terms of how severe it is now.

Not only is it effecting my social life and effecting the sports I loved to play [swimming for instance] it also affects my self esteem and self confidence, sometimes making me feel suicidal, but not too much.

It effects 1 in 50 people, sometimes it is severe or small, maybe even unnoticeable.

Sometimes it too much to cope, being asked questions at school is hard, I can't bring myself to say I have a disease, I don't want to be teased or called diseased, even though I am.

Just felt like talking..

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I have a disease called Psoriasis.

It is a disease which the blood cells work to fast, leaving 'scars' over my body.

Psoriasis affects children and adults, men and woman are affected equally. I have a mild -to- severe case of it.

Well..I am on a cream, but it helped a little while, not now though.

It can effect anyone at any time, I got mine around 1 year ago, only just coming to terms of how severe it is now.

Not only is it effecting my social life and effecting the sports I loved to play [swimming for instance] it also affects my self esteem and self confidence, sometimes making me feel suicidal, but not too much.

It effects 1 in 50 people, sometimes it is severe or small, maybe even unnoticeable.

Sometimes it too much to cope, being asked questions at school is hard, I can't bring myself to say I have a disease, I don't want to be teased or called diseased, even though I am.

Just felt like talking..

Oh, *Hugs!*

I know how you feel, I have Diabetes, and I hate telling people at school, because I can be treated differently and singled out by others.

If you tell someone, if they truly like you for you then they won't care at all. If the creme doesn't work anymore, maybe you should go back tot he doctor and tell them this to get something else to help?

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