Im 15, and im in full 100% actual recovery from anorexia for the first time ever.. I just got home from my second admission of IP 2 1/2 weeks ago... i was there for over 3 months! i was admitted at 71 pounds at 5'4.. after alot of struggles in the hospital, wheelchair plan, ensure only, constant obs, etc) i FINALLY started to gain on 3600 (well in reality around 3000 due to the hospitals incompetence and the STUPID exchange system) well anyways.... when i got home, i didnt count my cals for the first few days.. i ended up around1800. My mom and i have been working on increasing, and im now consistantly eating 3550-3590 each day. the problem is, i lost, and gained... i was discharged at 99.2 pounds(in a gown), and 4 days later at my PCP, i was 98( WITH jeans, 16oz water, AND breakfast.) now, 2 weeks later, my mom and i have calibrated our scale so it matchs the drs, and it is 95.4!!!!! (with the same clothes on in the MIDDLE of the day.... ) it showed a large gain today(up to 97, but that was after 32oz water) so im still saying i gained a good half pound over night... which is good i think....
well on to the point of my ?...
I saw my PCP today, and he wasnt upset with the weight loss so to say, and he gave me a clean bill of health, and said how good i am doing.
i have been constipated for months back and forth now, so he prescribed the colonoscophy prep... (i dont have the test, but i have to take the laxitives, miralax and enemas) not only am i worried about weight loss, but i cant eat anything but brothy soups and popscicles and clear liquids.. i am not following the "no red or purple dye" but i was specifically told i cant have anything thick, acidic, fiber inriched, etc BY MY PCP!!!!!! my mom and i went to walmart and we cant figure out how to get 1200 caloreis in to me! the PCP said that was what i should do. But restricteing that much seems insane! will one day harm me? and im doing the test on sat, so will i be able to jump right back up to 3600 on sun, or should i do like 2800 sun, then 3600 mon? im scared to jumpstart my metabolism more! im already gonna lose 5 pounds of bowel!!!
any advice would be so helpful! im freaking out!
oh and if i drop below 95 pounds, im back in the hospital no question? so im TOTALLY freaking out considering im on the border now.....
its great your almost up to 100 but i dont think your mind is fully in the right mind and 99lbs for 5 ft 4 is not recovered from anorexia... that is not even at a proper bmi... so your doctor saying clean bill of health.... i am not sure why. so like i said your on the right track but please dont think your recovered and it still wont be hard work
as for the colonoscopy prep, i would not do that and look for a different solution for your constipation. when i was under weight i was constantly constipated, like 2 weeks at a time, I did the colonoscopy prep this year, luckley at a healthy weight and it is really awful, first the diet is awful and any restriction is harmful bu the who process is just awful... are you drinking the solution, i dont see why your insides need to be totally cleared out, you just need to have a few Movements.
I don't know if this is acceptable with colonoscopy prep or not, but try drink Boost Plus, Ensure, or other drinks like that. Personally, I think the strawberry Boost Plus tastes quite good :) I don't know about the other nutritional drinks, but the Boost Plus drinks have been recommended to me in the past and are great for weight maintenance/gain and they are only 8oz with 360 calories and 14g of protein. Good luck!