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    Eating Disorders

    For both anorexic and bulimic kids, weight loss is an obsession. Anorexics won't eat, will appear significantly underweight (15 per cent below their recommended body mass index) yet believe they are fat. Read more →

    Hi, My daughter had a large (size of a golf ball) lump appear on her forehead for no apparent reason. She was dismissed from hospital to rturn and be put on intravenous antibiotics for peri- orbital cellulitus. The cellulitus cleared after about a week, however the lump remained for a bout a year, with no cause being given. It has now disappeared, but she has developed 36 warts on her head, they are now spreadin down her face onto her eys. The doctors aren't interested at all and say that it is a childhood virus, but it is really starting to upset her. She is 9 and image is becoming important to her. Is there anything we can buy or do, to stop further ones developing and reduce the amount she has?





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    Just go to a dermatologist. It really helps. Hope this helps.

    It is important for a kid with a squint to get it fixed up, because if left untreated, they wont be able to fix it because the brain gets so used to it, that its been permenantly programmed. I speak from experience- at 25 I am left with amblyopia. I did not have any treatment for the squint when I was little. I have no idea why that was my eyes refuse to work together. My brain relies on my right eye. If I try to look out of both my eyes at the same time, I get 2 seperate images, with a gap in the middle, and also the focus switches! Like now when I look out of both my eyes at the monitor the screen blurs, and out of my right eye I see the left edge of the monitor, and out of my left eye, I see the right edge of the monitor! Normally I look at the screen with my right eye. MY left eye can still see yet my brain mostly ignores the image, as it looks to the far right, and gives a different angle of the image than my right eye I can't drive because of the condition. I cannot judge distance and depth, though that might be because of my Aspergers syndrome, rather than my sight alone. I hope that people that could still have this problem fixed, get it fixed before they end up in my position





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    I have been watching channel 4 programs regarding these issues and I am very upset that other less common eating disorders are practically ignored!!! I started binging and purging when I was a child. I failed badly at purging and soon my desire to 'perfect' my body came to an intense dislike and hatred toward it. I saw myself as extremely ugly and binged for many reasons to comfort and to punish. I began binging, no purging, because I thought I was so ugly and fat that there was no point in even trying to purge. Everytime I gained weight I would panic and turn to binging as a way of comfort whilst hating myself for it. It became a vicious circle. I was later diagnosed with binge eating disorder and it has taken me 10 years to get to a state of being a little bit 'over weight'. My psychiatrist hadn't even heard of it. I hoarde and hide food, can't eat a whole meal in front of others and privately binge. My teeth are discoloured because of acid reflux and when confronted with a large amount of food I feel very depressed. My relationship with my body image and food is horrible. The idea that eating disorders = purging non stop is just wrong! Eating disorder means eating disorder; issues with eating, be that too much, too little, restrictive etc, who underlying emotional issues. To ignore that fact makes those who secretly suffer with other eating disorders (binge eating disorder, compulsive eating disorder, other rarer and unusual pattern of eating disorders etc.) feel isolated. As a child had I gone on here I would not have found my problem because you're not mentioning it! Get this page sorted!





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