“I used to take up to forty laxative pills at a time, which led to the damage of many organs.” ice dancer Anastasia Skoptsova about eating disorders in figure skating
Russian figure skater Anastasia Skoptsova, who performed in ice dance with Kirill Aleshin, told about eating disorders and taking diet pills. Nastya decided not only to talk about her problems, but also to create a movie about eating disorders to bring attention to this problem.
source: sport 24
Anastasia Skoptsova: I faced compulsive overeating, which later turned into bulimia. For a long time I did not realize that I had problems.
After the Junior World Championships, we tried a new cuisine, and I saw that the girls had brought a lot of pills with them. It was a laxative. After eating, they take pills, and the weight does not change.
At home after the World Championships, I got on the scales and saw plus one and a half kilograms. Then I went down to the pharmacy and bought pills. This is a very cheap drug, and the reaction to it is very painful: the body is depleted. The dose has to be increased each time, because a smaller dose stops working over time. I used to take up to forty pills at a time, which led to the damage of many organs.
I took the pills for almost nine months, but at some point I felt that I could not cope with it myself. I didn’t have energy to train. I understood that it harmed me, but I could not stop taking them.
As soon as you stop taking pills, you immediately gain weight, this entails condemnation from the fans. Even when I was thin, I saw negative comments. They wrote that I was a mare. You don’t think that you are, but when people who look from outside notice it, you get scared, because your career depends on it. And you agree to any methods.
I was lucky that my partner never told me about my excess weight, even after the offseason. We have a slight difference in height, it was not easy for him, but he has never said that I was fat, not even once.
I stopped taking pills only when I was examined before the surgery, the doctors called my mother into the office, and they asked me to leave, and only a year later I found out that they had told her about a possible fatal outcome, because some organs began to fail. After that, for about a year, my body could not perform basic functions on its own, and I am still on medication.
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Thank you for sharing the story. Figure skating has the same value as circus – not worth damaging your health for…