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i just got my period after dealing with anorexia, (i went 4 months without 1), and every morning i wake up with the most painful abdomen pains and my heart beats really fast, i throw up, it goes on all day. Could this be my period or something more?


Hi: While I'm happy to hear


While I'm happy to hear that your period has returned, I'm sorry that you are going through these unpleasant symptoms.

Anorexia causes a disruption to the production of hormones that are responsible for menstruation. Although you are experiencing some success with re-gaining body fat following anorexia, you may find that it takes some time for things to completely return to normal, and for your regular menstrual cycle to return.

I'm not sure from your question whether you are experiencing abdominal pain during your period, or all the time. Regardless, it sounds as though you are going through a lot of pain and discomfort, as well as having to cope with some distressing symptoms such as nausea, vomitting, and heart palpitations.

Anorexia is a serious eating disorder, and causes severe stress on your body. As I mentioned earlier, it does take time for full recovery (mental and physical)to occur, and it is not unusual for individuals to experience digestive disturbances and discomfort.

It is not possible to offer you a diagnosis on this website - however, I would definitely see a physician just to rule out the possibility of any serious medical complications, and to give you some peace of mind! Your doctor may also be able to suggest some treatment options that would ease your discomfort.

Please take care of yourself during this time of early recovery, and don't hesitate to reach out for support. Wishing you well.