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D- 21 w long history of RAN (that seems to be in remission, thankfully)
Me- Stephanie
That's great news [biggrin] Very encouraging to hear and thanks for your other post in reponse to me; appreciated it.
MamaJ The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:18
FANTASTIC news!  Our 19 yo just got her third period after going years without and never being regular.  At least this has stopped the "I wont ever be able to have children" talk...

Dont let up - one period is great but you know whats better than one??  two! and three!  Keep on feeding!!!


Dad to 24 yr old D - recent relapse but relieved that she reached out for help.
...those are the exact words that I have been waiting to hear for 12 months!!! 

Mom of 19yo diagnosed with AN Nov.2012.
Such uplifting news for you! Another milestone on the road to recovery [smile]  We have been told to just keep refeeding until this happens for our D and that it is a really good sign that she is at a healthy weight when it does.

Best wishes for 2014 x
Diagnosed RAN October 2013, w/r but struggling with depression and anxiety.
Ah lovely....delighted for her and you!
I don't mean to ruin a good celebration, but...

Menstruation is one of those health markers that may or may not indicate a healthy weight.  Getting it doesn't mean YAY WE'RE THERE and not getting it doesn't mean WE WILL NEVER GET THERE.  There are women who maintain menstruation at very low BMIs and some who don't get their period back until they've been at an adequate weight for a year or more.

She might be at the lowest end of her healthy range, and that she will need more weight and body fat and time to get to a really good place hormonally.

But YAY for that first step!!
Colleen in the great Pacific Northwest, USA

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."
Alexander Pope, 1688-1744
After 12 mos. of no period, D announced that she got her period back two days ago....first I was ABSOLUTELY thrilled, but that quickly turned into WORRY. Husband and I told no exercise until her period resumed.....

yesterday, she jumped on the thread mill, and when I questioned her, her response was... "you told me I could start working out again once I got my period". UGH UGH UGH!!!!!!!!

Seasonal depression, broke up with boyfriend after 4 years, and at dinner last night, she sat at the very end of the table, and tried  to hide that she did not put potatoes on her plate!!!

......this is going to be a very long journey. 

Mom of 19yo diagnosed with AN Nov.2012.