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Dr says could die but I'm not underweight

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I had to abruptly end Intensive Outpatient (previously in partial hospitalization) 3 months ago.  I was doing alright (never underweight, but lost very fast which put strain on my heart), but now ANA is back.  I had an incident this weekend that I purged out of nowhere.  Dr. wanted me to contact him if my weight fell to a certain point, it went under and after the incident I called yesterday.  He called me back and told me I need to seek treatment right away and I could die.  I am not underweight, but I am restricting.  Right now I know this is a problem, but I don't see that it is that serious.  I have no intention of losing more, but I can't get myself to eat more/exercise less.  Many say that I am in denial.  I don't see how I could die if I'm not underweight.

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Malnutrition cab affect us regardless of our weight.

Our bodies don't manufacture the nutrients nor minerals that we need to keep things like our heart going. Regardless of weight we can heart attacks of we don't get enough nourishment every single day. And purging depletes those resources even faster. Resources that, from the sounds of it, are not being replenished right now.

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When you purge electrolytes can be messed up like potassium, especially, (there are others though), and can affect your heart in a bad way. 

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You need to seek treatment right away or you could die?  

that is what your doctor says?

 

there is nothing to discuss - get some medical care

his statement is very clear

no room for debate

get some medical care now

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You don't have to be underweight to have serious medical problems. In the book "Purge" (which can be triggery, but is well written), the author, Nicole, is at a normal weight. http://www.amazon.com/Purge-Rehab-Diaries-Nicole-Johns/dp/1580052746/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1401304883&sr=8-7&keywords=purge

 

She has major heart problems, and is admitted to an eating disorders centre and slowly recovers, but eating disorders don't recover in 3 months. She deals with it for a long time after.

 

Enough about the book.

 

Keep your electrolytes normal with things like gatorade. Try not to purge. And seek medical attention. You're putting a LOT of strain on your heart. And it can kill you. We don't want to see that happen. 

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Thank you everyone for the responses.  I can't afford to go back to the treatment center I was at; so, my doctor is researching a closer place to me.  I should have some names and numbers today/tomorrow.  

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