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Anyway back to you. I would encourage you to work with a doctor who will help you monitor and understand how you are doing. This could be a pediatrician or a family practice doctor but most importantly it should be someone who will make you feel comfortable and answer you questions. Your doctor should be able to say to you, "When you reach this weight you periods should return and if not we will figure it out". They should also talk to you about your bones and other aspects of health that may have been affected by your restricted eating. Your doctor should advise you if you are taking the right vitamins and if you need to take calcium. The same is true of your therapist. If you have met several times and you feel that you are not being understood perhaps you need a different therapist. Although, sometimes you can be mad at a therapist because you are being asked some tough questions. Well, keep on working towards being healthy and I hope this helps.
Gina Earle , LCSW