Your struggle is real and difficult to manage on your own. Eating disorder symptoms and their underlying issues get worst if you don't get treatment. If you have insurance, check with your insurance for the closest treatment centers near you. A thorough assessment will help direct you to the appropriate level of care. To learn more about eating disorders and level of cares visit the bella vita website. Best, Dr Patricia Pitts
i recommend a treatment center, before these patterns of starving, laxitives and throwing up get out of hand. It's amazing that over the past 5 years they havent' gotten out of hand. I myself have done everything you've done. I'm 18 and have bulima and anorexica. Things have gotten pretty serious for me over the last year. The seriousness of what your doing can hit hard and fast, and before you know it it's out of hand. Get help know! dont' wait until august. as soon as you get out of high school go to a center. They're really not that bad, but they do fill up quickly for the summer, so you might want to start looking it to it before the end of the year.
If you ever need to talk feel free to pm me.
Yeah, I guess it never got tremendously out of hand because it was in spurts, I would lose weight and be happy until I gained weight again. I know what I have done is horrible for my body, but I just want to talk to a nutritionist and get a diet plan that will work for me. I don't live in an area where there is a treatment center around, and I know that would be good for me but I could stop all that if I started to lose weight again. I'd get very depressed and that's when I would start starving, throwing up, and using diet and laxative pills. I have just gotten to a point where I am throwing the scale away so I won't freak out if I go up in weight. I have kept my struggles to myself, it is kind of ironic because people always come to me for diet advice and their self-esteem issues. People see me as confident, I don't show the self conscious side to many. I am not close with my parents and I don't want them to get involved. I am joining the gym tomorrow and I am going to start working out 5 times a week and I am going to start eating more. Before I would just be walking/jogging 3-4 miles a day, so I think the gym will definitely kick start my metabolism a bit. I think just will all my past experiences, I am entering this diet/work out plan with a stronger head than the past. When I say I am done with throwing up, starving, and diet and laxative pills I really do mean it. I guess I had a wake up call and I am about to start a new chapter of my life and I want my insecurities to be part of the past!
Do you think it is a bad idea for me to try this on my own? I think I just need to talk to people with similar struggles, I can't relate with my friends on this topic.
Well, i think that it's fine if you want to try this on your own. i think it's good you want to see a nutritionist and get on a diet plan, and exercise is always good, but you need to be honest with your nutritionist about your eating habbits in order for her to help you, and you also want to make sure not to overexersice because that can be just another forn of an eating disorder.
i thought that there wasnt any treatment centers around me either, but then i found 2 about an hour away from me, so it is a long commute getting there but it was worth it.
As far as being fine once you loose wieght, that is another sign of a disorder. We always think that once we just loose 5-10lbs, we'll be fine, but we usually aren't. 5-10lbs turns into 20lbs, then 30lbs, and so on, so watch that.
It's also really good to throw away your scale. Any treatment center would tell you to do that. I haven't quite been able to get to that point yet. I'm always here to talk. Do your friends have eating disorders?
I understand about you wanting to talk to others with eating disorders, that's the reason i joined this site, and i've found a ton of awesome support here.
Let me know how your doing, and keep me updated.
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