Did anorexia do long-term damage to my body?


Q: When I was 15 and a half years old, I became anorexic for about nine months. I didn't get my period for about six months. At the time I didn't how bad this was for me, and I wish I had. Anyway, I am wondering if this caused any irreversible damage to my body physically or neurologically. To give you some background, I got my first period when I was 11, and stopped growing when I was 14. My breasts began budding when I was 8. I became anorexic because I didn't like that my body was starting to fill out (stupid, I know). I am curious if this stunted my development in any way. I was always a pretty early bloomer, so my first thought was that anorexia at around 16 years old didn't affect my development, but I want to be sure. If it did affect me neurologically, physically or sexually, do you think my body was able to repair itself after the anorexia ended after nine months?


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