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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/10/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
oh and i have suffered with an eating disorder since my teens, i am 39.  i have always been thin. im having such a hard time emotionally havn to eat food i would never eat.  my gastro wants me to gain wieght, after almost dying i promised God id do anything to get through surgery.  but now im still struggling with food intake and not being able to excercise my calories off. im about 107lbs at 5'5. this is about the biggest ive been in years i dont know whats worse the crohns or feeling fat!!!!!!!!!!!!!Urghhh i want to be better

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 2/10/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
We all struggle with our food, what with our fabulous guts and all, but you sound as if you have some other issues going on. You may want to ask your doctor for a referral to talk to someone about your eating concerns... it's ok to be scared to eat because you are afraid of getting sick/causing yourself pain, but you are definitely not fat! And you need to be healthy. Good luck.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/11/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Your Dr. is right we need to keep up a bit of weight with crohn's I am assuming you have crohn's .As mentioned though at your height and weight it does not seem to be alot of weight. I like ensure or boost for weight gaining help it really helps me. How's your appetite? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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