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Well now that summer is here, I have been wearing my bikini a lot more. But im noticing that my stomach is like well fuzzy. haha sounds strange I know! But its like very soft white hair all on my stomach and it keeps getting longer..

Is this normal? Iv never had hair on my stomach ewwww but its not like arm hair, its really soft!! what is this ? does anyone else have this on their stomach? its quite embarrassing actually:p

 

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Peach fuzz? Lol
It could be that ^ or if you're starving yourself. Or that's the same thing idk

Hi MKayPBA17....

Have you looked up lanugo? In some of your posts you mentioned being diagnosed with an eating disorder about..hmmm, two months ago?

I don't know how long you have had an eating disorder for, but this hair growth may be a result.

There could be other reasons. Why not revisit your health professional and bring along your food diary for the past two months.

Either way, I do hope you are talking to someone , irl, on a regular basis about self-harming, calorie intake, etc.

I'm going to second brightmoments that it's probably lanugo. It's a soft hair that often develops when you have an eating disorder, and it is NOT something you want since it's a sign that you are, well, starving yourself. I believe it's your body's attempt to keep your temperature regulated since you don't have the body fat that you are supposed to. Body fat is actually very essential for proper health.

Please, don't laugh it off. Go to your doctor, be honest, and start taking care of yourself. It's hard but you really, really need to.

Well Im really trying to get better on my own and so far so good. Well I started having disordered eating in December, well I mean thats when it got really bad. And its lasted up until well a month ago. Then I started to notice because people saw that I lost a lot of weight and all my muscle:/ But yea starting like amonth ago I started eating around 1500 calories, before I used to eat between 300-1000 calories.

I really want to start eating better and I mean like 1800 calories and I want to TONE. But how come this hair is all of a sudden growing . Like I started to notice it just recently because its gotten worse. But why would it start growing now that iM eating way better/more ????

I mean my ED might not be the cause of it idk. but if it isnt then what else causes it??

I dont know what the difference is between peach fuzz and lanugo.....

Even though I had or have idk an eating disorder, Im still at a healthy weight so that means I do have Fat. and it seems to me like I have A LOT of it :/

 

and also what is NOT helping me get better is the fact that pretty much my whole family is on a diet. ALL they talk about it is this healthy, or calories or losing weight.Its non stop!!!!

Like I cant go one day without hearing my mom say something about weight loss, the fat content in foods, calories or like how many shes eaten. I tell her to not talk about it around me but she just ignores me. BUT you know what I am just going to have to ignore her because I WANT to get better, with gainging weight. Well idk I want to lose still but I want to TONE!!! its a mixture!!! But wanting and doing is two different things. ANd even though I still think about losing weight ALL the time....Im still managing to eat good:p I guess tahts fine

Yea I just had to put that out there, but PLEASE i really want some replies.

You need to focus on gaining weight before you even start to consider "toning" (which isn't a real thing btw).

Thats what someone else on here just told me.... Well my mom said thats what I need to do is tone, so yea. I really cant/ dont want to gain weight> IM NOT UNDERWEIGHT..... I am at a healthy weight so I really dont want to gain and Im already fat enough and I DONT think I could handle weighing more... Do you see what Im saying? But I do want to get better, Im determined... I just have to get these thoughts out of my ead! And Im excited because when I had my ED, I had good foods and bad foods, and gues what... Iv been eating some bad foods:p  Just a little bit of it though

What's your age/weight/height? Not sure if you've posted it elsewhere but I haven't come across it.

im 16 ... 5'4 120lbs

Sounds like a healthy weight to me. So are you looking to build muscle now?

Yea because like I see a lot of people who work out and have a lot of muscle and they look really skinny. They eat and eat but look really skinny and healthy and I want to be like that. Can you tell me what to do please

First of all, to gain muscle you will have to eat properly. It's not going to happen otherwise. If you are working out, you will certainly need to eat more than just 1800 calories. 1800 would be what you would need to consume if all you did was sit around all day long and did absolutely nothing else. I'm not quite sure how accurate this calculator is for teens, but it should at least give you a slightly more realistic picture of the calories you really need to be consuming.

Also, I'm not sure but if you have lost your period that would also probably indicate that you have done some damage to your body during your time of restriction so you might want to focus on getting 100% better before adding in exercise. Even if you haven't lost it (some people don't seem to), you still probably should give your body a little time of eating healthily before you start putting yourself through any strenuous exercise. Seeing a doctor about this might help give you and idea of just what you should do and when it would be safe to do so.

Last of all, I'm sorry about your family situation. I know this is dumb, but I still get jealous when people talk about working out and losing weight. Even if the person truly needs to lose weight, I envy them because they "get" to lose weight. For some reason my mind is still warped to think that is such a huge accomplishment, even if the last thing I need is to lose weight. I'm sure they would envy me not needing to lose weight, but that's just not how I see it. So yeah, I can imagine your family situation must be hard. Just keep working at getting better though.

What you really need to do is to talk to someone, like the police, based on your posts about your DAD.

At least, phone a crisis hot line.

Forget toning...try to stay alive by talking to someone in real life about your complicated life...

Eveybody's life is complicated, granted, but I feel you are in real danger for several reasons.

hi there, i find that talking about something all the time is an obbsetion, it's kinda like when you go to an AA meeting and the ex drunk laughs and talks about his drinking days, you could feel more like having a drink after hearing all that babble, whenever someone starts to talk about wt and you don't want to, get active, go for a walk etc, people that talk about wt are usually not into the excercise part and if you say hey do you want to walk for a bit with me, they most certainly will change the subject, at least that's my opinion lol

Hey okay so I used that calculator and it said that my basic metabolism rate is 1,429 , isn't that slow? It also said that my total energy expenditure is 3,951. I'm not sure exactly what these mean. I mean those are two WAY different numbers.

And Iv lost my period for like 4 months before but I actually got it back last month, probably because i ate like 1500 a day.

Yea I think I understand how you feel. Like I tell my friends all the time that I still have like 10 or 15 more lbs to lose until i am my goal weight and they are like NO NO you don't need to lose weight. And even when they say that, I still want to lose weight because its like my hobby or its sort of like  habit. You feel so great inside knowing you've lost weight! Well, that's just how I feel about it.

Thank you so much for the help:)



Hey okay so I used that calculator and it said that my basic metabolism rate is 1,429 , isn't that slow? It also said that my total energy expenditure is 3,951. I'm not sure exactly what these mean. I mean those are two WAY different numbers.

And Iv lost my period for like 4 months before but I actually got it back last month, probably because i ate like 1500 a day.

Yea I think I understand how you feel. Like I tell my friends all the time that I still have like 10 or 15 more lbs to lose until i am my goal weight and they are like NO NO you don't need to lose weight. And even when they say that, I still want to lose weight because its like my hobby or its sort of like  habit. You feel so great inside knowing you've lost weight! Well, that's just how I feel about it.

Thank you so much for the help:)

 

Well, if it makes you feel any better, the calculator says my bmr is less than 1300. The bmr is pretty much just what you need to function on a completely sedentary life. Therefore, any activity whatsoever means you need to eat even more than that. If your TEE was as high as it says, it means you are probably very active, right? That means that you actually need to be eating that amount, not the mere amount it says that you need to stay alive without any activity (the bmr).

Wow thats low and yea I rarely sit down, only to write on here.

 Okay Im just a little confused... okay so now I do eat more than what my bmr says but if it says that my tee is that high, well how come Im not losing weight anymore? so 1800 calories isnt okay, i cant get muscle or anything with that?

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