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from the beginning of april to the middle of august, i barely ate. i guess you could say i was depressed. i dont know how much weight i lost because i didnt weigh myself, but everyone i knew could tell that i got a lot skinnier, and my best friend and my boyfriend told me that i was at my skinniest in the middle of july. now that school started, im gaining weight, but i want my skinny body back. im constantly looking in the mirror at my thighs, and sometimes i just look at my hips and thighs and cry because i see those areas of my body as fat, and getting fatter each week. im scared that i will gain all my weight and fat back. im working out a lot 5 days of the week and i try my best to control my food intake as much as possible, but my boyfriend pointed out to me that i might be anorexic. i think i had a minor case of anorexia from april to august, but im just not sure.
do i have a problem? please help!

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It's hard to have a minor case of an ED - eating disorders tend to be something that grow and grow, until the person gets really sick or unhealthy. It's possible for the habits of anorexia or bulimia to fluctuate (change from time to time) but the underlying issue remains.

I would recommend seeing a doctor if you suspect having anorexia; even if you suspect having had it, a doctor can assess your current health and help you stay on a track with healthy eating and exercise regimes. Unfortunately, EDs aren't something that can be gotten over easily, so getting yourself checked out by a doctor is a good idea, and a good first step towards taking care of yourself.

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well the reason i stopped eating was because i took a break with my boyfriend for a few months and i was so unhappy about it... but we got back together, and i guess thats the reason im eating and im at least better than before
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Right, but you still say you're upset about your weight gain, no? Even though you admit that you were at a really unhealthy weight over the summer, so weight gain should be a good thing. That mindset alone might make it worth seeing a doctor, even if you're not sure or you think you're over it - people with EDs sometimes aren't aware that they have one, and since you definitely had eating trouble recently, it would be a good idea to get checked out even if it's only to make sure that you're okay now and safely on the road to recovery.

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