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WHat 'side effects' are you living/suferring with from your ED?
Mine are my teeth. No matter what work I get done, it's never enough. I need so many root canals it's not even funny. Soon, I'll be returning to my dear friend the dentist to continue on some work. I seriously at the point I want them all pulled - give me dentures!
Last edited by Perfectly~Flawed; September 14th, 2009 at 09:57 PM.
my teeth, the way my bowels work or rather the lack of normal working. Not that this is a serious side affect, but i am several inches shorter than anyone in my family, because i had such nutrition deficiency during the time i was supposed to be growing, i didn't get to my normal pre-determined genetic family height of 5'7" (which is the next shortest in my family) for females - i'm more like 5'4" on a good day lol. it is also thought that my auto immune disorder (sle) was triggered much sooner than it would have been. I also wonder if my pregnancy induced diabetes was due to my history of an e.d. as i didn't meet any of the 'normal' criteria for getting it. But at the end of the day - i'm glad i made it through - even with all the side effects i have. i'm alive and health'ish today - with a wonderful family - and for that i am very grateful.
Teeth--I wasn't much for purging (except through exercise) but the lack of good nutrition for several years has caused me to have several cracked teeth and need expensive caps; also suspect that the nutrient deficiencies/anxiety I had when my ED was in full swing caused me to start clenching and grinding my teeth at night when I sleep and this doesn't help matters (I still can't stop the clenching even though I've been in recovery for years)
toenails - Constant running and overexercise has caused me to lose nails more than once, develop ugly nail fungus (which can't be treated while suffering an ED, pregnant or breastfeeding), I don't think I'll ever have nice toenails again and am often embarrassed to wear sandals