Anorexia/Eating Disorders/I cant eat

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I'm a 13 year old girl and the sight and bought if food makes me feel sick.  Ive had to force myself to eat and when I do I almost get sick.
I am a little anorexic but right now I really want to eat.  This really scares me because lately it seems hard to walk, like I don't have the strength too.
This has been going on a couple weeks now and I cant keep forcing myself to eat only to almost get sick. I'm not sure if I have lost any weight though.
My mum says its not normal... Is it normal?
Could I be very sick?
Please help me

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Hi Emme!

I am so sorry you are going through this. Your mother is correct - this is not normal. You said this has been going on for a couple of weeks. Did anything out of the ordinary happen before it started? Had you been sick? Stressed out? Is this the first time this has happened to you?

Once I have more information for you, I can better advise you on what to do.

Hang in there.  

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Mary Pritchard

Expertise

I can answer questions about the psychology of eating, disordered eating attitudes and behaviors such as drive for thinness, drive for muscularity, binge eating, body dysmorphia, dieting, excessive/obsessive exercise, and body dissatisfaction. I can also answer questions about anorexia and bulimia.

Experience

I have a PhD in Psychology and teach courses in the Psychology of Health and the Psychology of Eating. I have been conducting research on disordered eating and exercise behaviors for 15 years.

Organizations
Midwestern psychological association, rocky mountain psychological association

Publications
Over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles in journals such as Eating Behaviors, Eating Disorders, and Eating and Weight Disorders

Education/Credentials
PhD in Psychology from the University of Denver

Awards and Honors
30 teaching awards, have received funding to conduct my research from academic institutions and state and local government

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