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    My son is not eating, and very withdrawn, no concentration etc etc. He has just turned 6 but he began to get fussy around age 3 and it has gradually got worse. The GP says its just picky eating but i am worried it is much more as he has strange habits around eating too.





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    I was interested to listen to jeevan's eating problems as my son is nearly 2 and a half and i find it extremly difficult to feed him. Not as bad as jeevan, but he will only eat certain things and gets very upset about eating meat, he will try but always spits it out instantly. He lives on a diet of omlettes, mash potatoe, spagetti hoops. He will eat every fruit going, not veg, and will eat things like crackers and toast so i think he is eating various textures? Can you help me to bring meat into his diet??





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    My son is 9 years of age and I think he is too skinny. He is about 1.04m in height and about 4 -5 stone in weight. He is always playing football and going out on his bike but he also plays on his Wii game for long periods. He is quite fussy when it comes to eating too, won't try onions or mushrooms - is this normal?

    Hide meat in his other foods, put chicken in omelettes or wherever else is possible, my sister is four and will eat meat only if it is on someone elses plate or hiden in other foods like rice and pasta bakes.. children seem to be more interested on what is on other peoples plates so you could try that?

    can anyone help with a worrying problem? my 9yr old son has a problem when eating, every time he starts eating he will come over all uncomfortable, and struggle to eat anymore.will go the toilet and be sick, this happens even after drink, he is undreweight and it is getting him down. he is under the hospital and has a camera down with it only coming back that he has inflammation. he will cough till he is sick with so much saliva. please can anyone help?





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    Have you tried cutting gluten out of his diet? this sounds exactly like me...I had the same problems since I was a baby but was misdiagnosed as an eating disorder (they thought the nausea and inability to eat much was all in my head). Finally diagnosed coeliac at age 21 xxx

    My 7 yr old daughter gets worms 3-7 days after eating cheap/ processed pork ie sausages,ham,pies etc. We try to stop her eating these things but she sometimes forgets,so she has worms every few months this is the 2nd time this yr. Why is this happening to her so regularly.( we do the shower am towels,pants,bedding etc every time plus tablets) should her insides be checked over?





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    hello, im 16 and ive struggles with low self esteem for a few years now, i want to be thin < there you have it. my aim is to lose about 1 and a half stone, i am a tiny bit overweight, but my eating bothers me all the time, ive now become a vegitarian and wont eat anything fattening, i have made myself sick a few times in past months, and feel awful when i gain weight, i hate being fat, i constantly count calories and now i lie to my parents saying ive had dinner at college when ive not , im only eating one meal a day .. do you think there is a problem arising?





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    Yes, you do have a problem. My sister is 14 and currently struggling with bullemia and depression. She started in a similar way. My advice to you is - tell someone! Talk to your parents or someone at school about talking to a doctor. Don't let things get out of control because what you do to your body doesn't just affect you. It affects your whole family. It's OK to carry a little bit of weight. What's not OK is to think you need to be a certain size to be beautiful. I hope this helped

    i weaned my son at 6 months and he ate more or less everything,then he got gastoenteritous at about 10 months and went off his food completely for 2 weeks,when he started eatin he would gag on everything that i gave him and would make himself sick if it was anything with lumps, we have been to a number of dieticians we have also seen a phsycologist once every six months for two years,we used to go over the same things every time we went with no progress,all he eats is yogs, haribo's,custard creams,jammy dodgers,dry noodles when he feels like it and pringles, he is now six, is there anybody out there that would be able to help me with his eating???????? Been to the doctors with him and all she said to me was he looks fine and do you realise how many people servive on just eating biscuits alone ( not the sort of thing i expected from a doctor).





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    Try changing your doctor. Also try feeding or things because he might just a fussy eater now.

    Hello, i am a 14 year old girl and suffer from an eating disorder since i was 12, i get very tired a lot of the time but can then go very hyperactive but will be tired again after. Although i have an eating disorder i am slightly overweight and have been dieting/doing as much excersize as possible but i am unable after a short period as i get tired and my asthma also causes me trouble. Therefore as much as i might diet i cannot seem to actually shift away much weight as i would like. I have painful and clicky hips but my gp said that i should be fine i have results of an exray on its way. After looking up ways to loose weight on a daily bases i have ran out of ways to loose weight whilst being healthy and as you can probably imagine with all my problems i am finding it really hard. Please could you get back with help as soon as possible.?





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    My son is 16 and if he sleeps after eating he can wake up with stomach ache, this happens only at night.





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    I'm 16, and weigh about 6 stones and I was wondering, is that a healthy weight to be at or am I dangerously underweight? Also, I'm really starting to think that I'm too heavy and finding myself eating less or not at all





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    I'm 13 and weigh just under 6 stone my doctor is encouraging me to eat a bit more as he says I'm underweight, so I presume you would be quite underweight because your 16 it does depend on your height, and if you look at your mum and dad or siblings are they all skinny? I would recommend you try and eat a bit more but don't worry yourself you get back on track fairly easily! :)

    you are under weight just like me you should weigh 7.5-8.6 you should gain 2 stone.i am 11 5'3" and weigh 2.5 stone i need to gain 3.5 stone so your not the only one.

    Hi I am going through exactly the same thing with my son, now 12 but he has been like this since he was a toddler. We have just been refered to a Gastroentirologist recently. He was on meds for reflux but that didn't seem to make it go completely.There is a condition called eosonophilic oesophogitis where certain trigger foods cause a delayed reaction in kids sometimes days after.They tend to have issues with eating, trouble swallowing, vomiting, coughing while eating, having to drink between mouthfuls are some of the issues. My son described it as it is like he has a door in his throat and sometimes it is open and the food goes down ok, and sometimes it shuts and the food gets stuck.He then has to induce vomitng to get the food out.He has also been running off to the loo like this since he was 4. He gets a ' look' on his face and stops eating and you can tell what is coming next. The Dts thought it might be a hiatus hernia but 2 bariums showed nothing untoward wrong.The only way to diagnose eosonophilic oesophogitis is with an endoscopy and biopsies which look for more than 50 white blood cells present in the osophogus which normally should not be there.These are caused by consuming food/ foods which the child is allergic to, but because the reaction is a delayed one it is harder to detect.The cells inflame the throat causing scarring and this causes the dysphagia ( trouble swallowing) This is what I am trying to get the Drs to check for woth my son as he is typically atopic ( allergic ) . My son has year round rhinitis, mouth breathes and many allergies including pets, dust, tree and grass pollens, foods and asthma since he was 1. Also in young children failure to thrive or being small for age, sleep difficulties, tummy aches and lots of ear/ throat infections are very common as well as what you mentioned. I hope you get some answers and us too ! It's been a long road !

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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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    you need to start eating normally 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, you should go to see you GP about the headaches and dizziness and about the fact you feel you need to lose weight because if your over weight then you dont, but if you are over weight then not eating is not the way to go about losing weight. eating better and getting more exercise will help. i suffer with bulimia and i have for 3 years now before that i was anorexic, it ruined my life, i had no energy and i could not control my emotions because i relied on my eating disorder to do it for me and i was miserable. i became depressed and suicidal, please do not let that thought in your head telling you to lose weight gain control because it does not want to help you, it will only harm you if you listen and stop eating normally, its not something you can control, trust me, it will gain control of you and if you dont want to live a messed up life of fear of food, then dont let it take control, everytime you dont eat, it gains control. love yourself and tell yourself something you like/love about yourself everyday or everytime you think something bad about yourself. but what ever you do DO NOT LET SOME THING AS STUPID AND NOT IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU WEIGHT TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE your beautiful just the way you are.

    You probably touched something else, somewhere else that had been infected and may have put your hands/fingers in your mouth when eating - it can be that simple. You have to make sure you always wash your hands before eating! Get some more pills from the chemist and they will go again.

    Are you suffering from an eating disorder? If so contact ALL doctors and if it's getting worse, try going to hospital. But I assure you'll get better because my sister suffered from an eating disorder, but soon got to enjoy food without having a constant fear of gaining weight. :D Don't worry :D

    My 8 year old granddaughter has always enjoyed eating and in the last year has her waistline is really noticeably expanding, despite she is very active with dancing and the local theatre group. My daughter, her mum, does her best to ensure she is eating correctly but despite that, it seems to make no difference. Should we be worried??????





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    really sorry if i sound rude i have an eating disorder but, you cant just get an eating disorder because your skinny, you develop them due to stress, depression, abuse or other mental health problems, its away of dealing with your emotions and its away of controlling something in your life you feel you cant control. just be happy your daughter is healthy and if she seem to come obsessive then maybe worry.

    Sarah, thank you for your reassurance. My son is 8 and all health professionals just think he is a fussy eater!! Not sure if he is hypersensitive, but he seems to be genuinely terrified of touching/eating fruit and won't try anything new, but it's good to know he's not the only one!He is now getting to the stage though that he won't go near us or anyone else eating fruit and it is affecting his school life. Have tried the touch, feel, kiss,lick, etc approach (Tania Bryers - v helpful) which worked for veg, but am at a loss now. Any ideas?

    My daughter is 22, she has had a problem with food for a long time now. two years ago I dragged her to the doctors with a BMI of 16 and the doctor said she was ok. She started eating again and gained a little weight. Now she has gone back to eating only veg, fruit, a small amount of meat and very little milk. No bread, pasta, potato and certainly no cakes or sweets. I am very worried as she is now a size 8 heading again for a size 6.We do talk about it but both ending in tears.





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    I have a very big problem of food. i have a terrible fear of eating food and dont allow myself more than about 1500 calories a day. i get really panicked about eating food and constantly think about it. i currently weigh 8 stone but have lost 3 stone. i think i might have anorexia and dont know what to do to get help?





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    go to the doctor and tell him/ her and they refer you to a clinic to have a meeting with a specialist. Please do it, it really helped me with my bumlimia

    Hi im rebecca,14 and vegan i weigh around 8stone and im 5ft 3 i barely eat and i almost never eat in public i only eat when im starving and can go days without eating i feel satisfied when i feel hungry or when my belly rumbles when i do eat its food like,rice,pasta or noodles.ive lost a stone and a half in the past two months but still feel really fat my parents and teachers are worried about me having or developing an eating disorder but how can i if im much fatter/bigger/heavier than other girls :/ help?





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    you have the same problem as me, i gain weight quickly because i spent along time not eating properly like you, i used to just eat maybe one meal a day, or just salads. it will take a max of 6 months to fix this problem, that sounds like a long time but your 22 so if your going to live until you like 80 then its not that long. you need to eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, eating every 3-4hours, because your metabolism has slowed right down, if you live a normal life then eating anything less than 1200 calories a day will put your body into starvation mode and evreything you eat will be stored as fat and will stay that way until your body can trust you again not to starve it (about 6mounths sometimes sooner, if you dont slip up alot along the way) you might gain a little weight at first but this will eventually even out after time as your matabolism speeds up, nothing else will work nor will it work long term so please sort out your matabolism while your young because it just slows down the older you get. no time like the present.

    im not sure if anyone else feels the same way, but i dont like eating infront of people, i would really like to be able to, because i find it holds me back from going on trips at school and such, but i dont know how to go about it. does anyone have any advice for me to get back into eating infront of people, as i havent always been this way.





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    i am exactly the same as you,i cant eat in front of people and i dont know why. I used 2 be fine but not now..

    Hi,I am in the United States and would like to help you. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Pin worms happened by eating meat that is not properly cook or by coming in contact with contamited water or soil orally. Like not properly washing your hands then biting your nails. it itches at night as that js when the female comes out and lays eggs. Disgusting yes. They are allergic to garlic and eating large loads will kill them. Really though you need to see a doctor. Tell your parents they will understand. They know raising a child this is normal.

    First of all, I would just like to say how sorry I feel for your daughter because I know how painful it is because i'm going through tthe exact same thing at the moment. The main reson she is getting pain when she is eating is because she's so blocked up there litraly no more space for the food she's eating. The reason the movicol worked at first but as weened her off of it is because if the whole blockage wasn't got rid of the first time what will happen is she will just gwt block up again and unfortunatly it is a visoous cycle that is hard to brake. I don't know if the way movicol works was explaned to you propoly but i know if it was explained to me propoly i wouldn't be in the mess i am know. When you get dioria it deosn't mean that your bowls will defenetly be clear, the liquid is sometimes calles "overflow". You might also want to talk to your pediatirtion about what might be causing this problen. Hope this helps! Get Well Soon :)

    After reading the comments above I want to hasten to add that just because she is skinny and does not seem to eat much, this should not immediately point you in the direction of anorexia/bulimia. Some people just honestly havee a small appetite and are naturally skinny. This is not to say that you shouldn'tt worry, because that is what mums do! But don't search for a problem where there may not necessarily be one. The fact that she is full of energy also is a point against an eating disorder. When your body isn't getting enough nutrients it has to work harder to complete all the processes, added to this the exercise that people with eating disorders tend to do leads to someone being very lethargic and tired. If you are still worried you should have a chat with your GP and just check everything out. But definitely don't watch her like a hawk! 1) it is very off putting and may stress your daughter out and 2) IF there is a problem it will only serve to make it worse





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    if you have been throwing up after you have binged then the majority of the weight you have gained is water. your body gets scared that you will become dehydrated again so it store alot of water in your body eg under skin so it is like you have gained weight but it is not fat its water. stop bingeing and throwing up then after a few weeks your body will trust you gain not to dehydrate your body and it will stop storing water and you will weight less because of it. it is not physically possible to gain a stone in two weeks not even 5 pounds. bingeing does can make you gain weight because between 30-50% of what you eating will be digested even if you throw up, but you body is designed to be able to cope with occasional binges and not put on weight. please get help for your eating disorders, go to your GP, tell your mum, anybody you can trust to help you but dont suffer in silence.

    i am 14 nearly 15 and im over wait ive tryed eating healthy & going out for walks but nothing seems to work ? i think ill need Liposuction could you please help me ?





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    Is it unhealthy to only eat every other day ? I used to have an eating disorder and I'm now at a better coping point but I wondered whether this is still bad for the body





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    If ur worried about not eating other stuff like veg and that, just try to add veg to ur pizza like peppers, mushrooms. each time try to add a bit more until u like the combo, and probably try to eat thm things alone a bit more often?

    my daughter has cracked it! reward charts etc did not work at all. after seeing a doctor at the incontinence clinic, i was told to up the movical to completely clear her out. the doctor showed daisy some pictures of poo and pictures of the process of the the poo (eating food and it going through the digestive system). at home my eldest daughter made a flap book showing a girl eating, it going to her tummy,the food breaking down until the girl sits on the potty and does a poo and is smiling after and shows everyone.There isn't any books that actually show the poo coming out and going into a toilet so i think this helped.I also took her to the science museum where there is a toilet that flushes showing a "poo". I took box of toys into the toilet and after lunch i would sit in there with her for about half an hour playing with the toys while she sat on the toilet, we talked about pushing it out and that you have to let it all out( she used to let tiny bits out at a time so that i could be constant).I removed the potty as before this i was letting her take it into other rooms. I don't know what made her suddenly "click" with it but i hope that this might help someone because i really understand what it's like

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