In this week's episode, Han is joined by Lucy Gotta. Lucy is a 3rd-year medical student in Lancaster, completing her psychiatry rotation. Lucy used to be a competitive swimmer and has her own experience of an eating disorder. In this week's episode, we discuss:
The experience Lucy has had in her medical training around eating disorders.
Lucy's experience of hypothalamic amenorrhea due to sport and her eating disorder, and the impact this had on her mentally and physically.
The impact of the eating disorder and its evaluation of a lack of period.
The consequences of a lack of menstrual cycle.
How to manage regaining your period, and the importance of remembering this is not the end of the recovery journey.
The change that occurs through recovery from being ups ...