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My D turned 12 the week she was diagnosed with AN, 2.5 months ago (she had been restricting food and exercising compulsively for 6+ month before that). She was hospitalized for nearly a week at the end of November and then came home, where we started refeeding. Her weight gain has been excellent (she's now slightly above her old growth curve) and her mood and other health signs have been much improved. She hadn't started her period before the onset of AN.  But yesterday, in the middle of the blizzard that was pounding the East Coast (we live in the Washington D.C. area, right in the thick of the storm), her period started! She handled it really well, not worried or anxious at all. Of course she knows this is a big deal, but she I think doesn't have a clue about the extra significance given her illness over the past year. It is such a relief for me, and makes a bittersweet moment (she is my oldest of 3 girls) much sweeter. Just wanted to share this bit of good news...

D diagnosed with AN November 2015 , the week she turned 12. Gaining slowly but steadily, fingers crossed...
That is great news Mdmama. A couple of weeks into refeeding my daughter woke up one morning with a bit of acne (no period yet). Although she was horrified I couldn't hide my relief and happiness knowing that those hormones were kicking back in. Great job!!

"Lineage, personality and environment may shape you, but they do not define your full potential."    Mollie Marti  


15 yr old d diagnosed with AN late December 2015 at the age of 12 after a 23 lb weight loss during prior 3 months. Started FBT/Maudsley at home on Christmas Eve with support from amazing local nutritionist specializing in ED and trained in FBT. WR Feb 2016 and pushing our way through puberty and rapid growth.
Always great to hear good news.
Yay!  Awesome!  Great news!
One day at a time...

daughter diagnosed 8/15 when she was 16,
wr through maudesly method 1/16,
currently in potential first relapse