Quoting Vicarious✩ [9 wks]:" I'm glad somebody can relate. I feel crazy because my family doesn't understand.. They insist that it's ... [snip!] ... I was able to really eat on Saturday, then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I've been snacking on crackers and cottage cheese. "
haha when i was a kid someone mentioned anorexia and i never told my family about my symptoms again, then around 16 they thought i had GERD and just put me on medication for acid reflux (didn't help) i had constant pain and would sometimes have my food stuck for hours in my esophagus. when i was pregnant i couldn't eat for a week and they had to give me a PICC line in my arm to feed me (it sucked) then just last year they found out i had EOE ( biopsy showed a lot of eonophiles in my esophagus (after 3 EGD's [only one biopsy], leading to my diagnosis) my family felt pretty bad about it (my dad at least because i had told him about my symptoms since i was 16 but he never believed me that it was more)
trust me its frustrating , and we spent a lot of money on medicine that didn't work and doctors visits - i went 3 times that week while preggo to the ER and they said:
i pulled my back (because i had a stabbing pain in my back and chest)
i have acid reflux from the pregnancy bad
& that it was in my head
keep searching for answers, i went to 3 different GI specialist before they could figure it out!