Recently she has some canker sores in her mouth & had a sore throat at the same time. She claimed it hurt so bad she couldn't eat. I don't know. She does have a very low pain threshold but she barely ate even mashed potatoes. She did eat bread one night when we went out to dinner. (Her addiction) she would say it constantly how bad her mouth hurt & she had barely eaten for days & she was sooo hungry. But she said it so..... I don't know.... Upbeat. I heard her tell her mom on the phone she lost x lbs and couldn't eat cuz it hurt so she probably lost a bunch more. She sounded very glad. I'm thinking she is making the I don't eat means I lose weight connection.
In our house we eat pretty healthy but we don't focus on food. We don't restrict. I've told her I don't think she is eating enough. Since she was little (she's almost 13) we've discussed the importance of activity but she never lived with us until now so we had no input into daily habits. Now all she wants to do is sit on the computer. Getting her to play with the dog she picked out is like pulling teeth. She has requested dance lessons &I got some on a groupon that we will use soon. Also a month of volleyball lessons starting at the end of Nov. Also something she wanted. So we are working on the activity.
We get new insurance starting mid November so will be looking into therapy, but that was already planned, not because of potential eating issues.
So my question is, what do I watch for in terms of potential eating disorders? Is there anything I can do to help prevent it? Thanks!
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