Hi I am 16 (17 very soon) and from the

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Q: Hi. I am 16 (17 very soon) and from the UK. I think I have anorexia nervosa or some sort of eating disorder. I did previously suffer from it about 5-6 years ago too. My parents are concerned eith my weight and try to ensure that I am eating lots to put on weight but I usually manage to only consume under 1000 calories a day. This still makes me panic and I hate deceiving my parents who think I am eating everything. However they weigh me weekly and I try to drink lots before I get weighed to give a false reading but its very hard to sustain and so they keep boosting my intake which is very scary for me. I have the doctors tomorrow and I plan to bd totally honest about everything with the doctors but I fear that they will tell my parents. I know that they will only talk to my parents about what I say if I am at danger to my self or others but what is considered "harmful" or at "danger" because eventually my weightloss could lead to death. I make myself vomit occasionally too and this is harmful but does that mean they will tell my parents? I just can't face being totally honest with my parents. They scare me with their control. I just want to stop eating until there's nothing left of me and I can't but i'm also scared of dying from this and so i am trying to get help. What will happen?!

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