I would like to share with those suffering with Anorexia.
I have been living with the illness for 20 years and I am only 34. If I knew then what I know today, I would have taken the help and advice at the beginning - but one cannot take it back.
I know that one can make it better, accept the help and make the changes so evidently needed to acknowledge life is... (2 replies)
... a dear friend of mine had anorexia for ten years before she was able to see how unwell she was and accepted the diagnosis. And that was with an incredibility supportive family. ... (4 replies)
... restriction at times. I have read that anorexia can cause low white blood count and I fear that they may be putting me through an aray of unecessary testing and that the two could be linked. ... (2 replies)
... e a closer group of friends consisting of about 4 that I could tell about the eating disorder. I havent been great friends with them for very long but I feel our relationships is growing stronger everyday. I just dont want to loose them. I dont have a bestfriend anymore it soudns really sad when I type it out but I dont. ... (36 replies)
... a closer group of friends consisting of about 4 that I could tell about the eating disorder. I havent been great friends with them for very long but I feel our relationships is growing stronger everyday. I just dont want to loose them. ... (36 replies)
... I don't know why I can't recover!!!!
I had anorexia restrictive since age 12, then over-exercised since age 15.
I'm now 23 and have been through two hospitalizations and res, totalling 2+ years inpatient.
I tried IOP after.
I don't know, i felt like I needed the behaviors. I don't know what I need. (2 replies)
... @fitness1, my situation sounds exactly like yours! Through starvation and obsessive exercise, I got down to 101 pounds and still denied that I had an eating disorder. By my family's encouragement, I have gained weight and now I am around 117 pounds (and 5'6") like you are.
I am now in therapy for anorexia and depression, and I hate it how people think I am 'better' simply... (36 replies)
... years ago I was hospitalized with Anorexia Nervosa, but I also struggled with bulimia. And having an eating disorder is something i will always struggle with. I got the help I needed. ... (2 replies)
... I have been dating my girlfriend for three months now. She suffered severely from anorexia when she was in high school. We have sat down and talked about it numerous times and I have done some research as well. ... (2 replies)
... Wow, that line "Don't fall in love with someone with an ED, it will break your heart," hit me in two ways. 1) I am in recovery from Anorexia. 2)I had a boyfriend with an addiction. I can understand your side because I had to leave him because he was in love with his addiction, not me. But on the other hand, I didn't recognize my eating disorder was so bad and that it... (7 replies)
... Is your relationship with food and exercise damaging your relationships with the people in your life? ... (5 replies)
... healthier, at the same time when i was unable to control my family ordeals, i spiralled into an eating disorder, and depression. i ended up being diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. admitting that i had a problem to my mom was probably the hardest thing ive ever done. it was so hard to give up that control. ... (4 replies)
... le thing taking over her life. She resents the years she has lost and wasted when she realises her contemporaries have had jobs, degrees and boyfriends and long relationships in this time, while she has been stuck deeply with only Ana. What can I advise her to overcome this invisible barrier that she has created for herself. ... (4 replies)
... I'm mainly doing this just to be able to tell the story to someone. Maybe it can help you understand your own situation, as the effect an eating disorder has on relationships really shouldnt be underestimated. I'm sorry if that sounded a little cocky, in any case it wasnt at all intended to be. ... (2 replies)
... This year I got involved in a relationship with someone who has anorexia nervousa. With encouragment from myself she decided to get help and readmit herself into an impatient treatment center for eating disorders. ... (2 replies)
... Hey everyone,
I'm glad people are out and talking about this, because people rarely do, making it incredibly shameful (even more shameful then anorexia or bulimia, which, as sad as it sounds, has in a way been glamorized). I had an eating disorder for two years, and it quickly became very serious, with a combination of anorexia, bulimia, and c/s. I totally understand where... (10 replies)
... At any rate, I'm probably way off base, but I've been in relationships where someone said that they loved me and then proceeded to try to define what my life should or should not be. I'm pretty stubborn. ... (10 replies)
... However...There are a lot of misconceptions about Anorexia, and I think a lot pf people need to be more informed. Anorexia is NOT about food or weight. It is a mental illness. Just because someone is underweight DOES NOT mean that they automatically have anorexia. ... (2 replies)
... I am a recovering anorexic who has been unsuccessfully trying to cope with Night Eating Syndrome for about a year- it just keeps getting worse. It's a horrible, vicious cycle where I end up not eating all day because I eat in the middle of the night. I tried eating during the day thinking that it would stop the "hunger" at night but it didn't work- it really has nothing to do... (1 replies)
... Chookie, God bless you! You are a great example to follow. :) Gaining weight is difficult but once a person has reached over the hurdle, then it is all down hill from there. That is where it all works out. Support, family- those who are on the same page as you (stay close to them at this time), and use professionals to help. Nutritionists are very good at helping during a... (23 replies)