TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Eating Disorders If you or someone close to you is struggling with an eating disorder, reach out here to ask questions or to receive support for recovery.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
cynefin Offline
Verbal venom.

TeenHelp Addict
************
 
cynefin's Avatar
 
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Location: 1261'

Posts: 9,894
Blog Entries: 1504
Join Date: August 25th 2012

Getting worse - December 28th 2012, 01:32 AM

I have ednos. If this continues, it's going to be diagnosed as anorexia.

There's something I don't understand, though. I started restricting more, and I've noticed that I've gotten smaller. I can put a finger between my ribs again. But the number on the scale isn't moving. Can anyone explain that to me?

I can tell my parents that I'm getting worse, but I don't want to hurt them anymore. My mom's hurt enough, her mother isn't doing well. My therapist would just tell my mom. I'd never tell my dad.

I feel like I'm going to faint now, so I'm eating a little bit. I know anorexia is a mental disorder, but would they really diagnose it if I don't meet the physical criteria?


Articles & Resources Officer|Lead Moderator|Senior Newsletter Editor
The mountains are calling and I must go.
1941-2016

Nature does not rush, yet everything is accomplished
-Lao Tzu
Memories made in the mountains stay in our hearts forever
Move the body, quiet the mind

Last edited by SparklingWine; January 1st 2013 at 08:24 PM. Reason: Removing un-necessary prefix
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Member
Not a n00b
**
 
xXcanthelpmyselfXx's Avatar
 
Name: Lea
Gender: Female
Location: U.S

Posts: 53
Join Date: May 21st 2012

Re: Getting worse - December 28th 2012, 02:02 AM

Yes they would. There isn't a specific weight or whatever that diagnoses anorexia. It's whatever is a dangerously low weight for your height, BMI, etc. Plus, it's also very much what behaviors you have that helps them diagnose. I wish you the best! PM if you need anything at all


-I'll Paint You A Picture, One With A Twist, I'll Paint It In Red, With The Canvas On My Wrist-
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
SparklingWine Offline
Normality, my friends.
Jeez, get a life!
***********
 
SparklingWine's Avatar
 
Name: Lynds :)
Age: 27
Gender: Grill ;)
Location: Seattle

Posts: 7,232
Blog Entries: 197
Join Date: February 19th 2009

Re: Getting worse - December 30th 2012, 03:25 PM

Some thing that a lot of people don't understand is that ED's do not discriminate against weight. You could be very thin, or very heavy but still restricting for whatever that reason might be. No matter what weight you are, it's still a problem. You're still engaging in unhealthy behaviors, and someone once told me that most people with ED's aren't even stick thin. And a lot of people die before they get there. This isn't meant to scare you, more to inform you. Depriving your body of food, lying to your parents (because you know it isn't okay, and you don't want to hurt them indicates that something IS wrong about the situation, because if it wasn't- you wouldn't feel the need to lie), losing mass amount of weight when it isn't necessary, and everything else in between (feeling dizzy) are all signs that this isn't working out for you, and something has got to change.

I think you need to talk to your mom. As insensitive as this might sound, forget what your mom is going through and focus on you. Because all you can control is yourself. And if you're not telling her now because she has her own stuff going on, then what will the excuse be when she's worked through all that? The point is, is there ever really a good time? You're her daughter, and she loves you. I think you should try and write her a letter. Tell her your concerns, and your ED is getting worse. She isn't going to be happy, but it's because her daughter is suffering, not because she is mad.

Finally, you don't have to battle this alone. Find someone to talk to, even if it's just a friend or a trusted teacher. Someone who can listen to your every word and kind of be that comfort to you. We ALL need those kinds of people. Don't let this disorder ruin you. You deserve happiness, and this isn't it. Take care<3


  Send a message via AIM to SparklingWine Send a message via MSN to SparklingWine  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
worse

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.