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Finally Diagnosed (Kinda) - March 16th 2013, 05:40 PM

So I was finally diagnosed!


She told me I meet all criteria for anorexia nervosa. It's just that my period is a grey area because we don't know if my weight is what's stopping it or if I just haven't gotten it yet. It feels good to kind of have a diagnosis or "a title" put on it. But I don't think my parents fully understand the thoughts and feelings that I'm going through.

Second of all, right now, there is absolutely nothing more important to me in life than losing weight. Rationally, I know that's probably not true. But it is how I feel. I'm gonna scream if I am told AGAIN that I am not gaining enough. I've been losing weight over the march break because I KNOW I haven't been eating enough. I've been eating mostly cereal (Special K and oatmeal) because for some reason, I consider these my "safe foods" even though they aren't the BEST. They are healthy, just not as low in calories as I would usually pick.

How can I get over this? There is no way I want to gain weight. I know it but I don't think my parents do. I'm really having seconds thoughts on recovery. It really is the right thing to do, I know it is. But it is just soooo hard to put on weight. Any advice on dealing with it?

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Re: Finally Diagnosed (Kinda) - March 19th 2013, 02:33 AM

Often times eating disorder also come with an emotional chain. You might want to think about why it is that you have such a thirst to be skinny or lose weight or never gain weight. Food and mood are almost always united.
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Re: Finally Diagnosed (Kinda) - March 26th 2013, 12:10 PM

I'm sorry to hear you are going through this, stay strong, you can beat this!

.....“You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.”.....
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Re: Finally Diagnosed (Kinda) - March 26th 2013, 03:01 PM

Hey there Cassie,

Sorry to hear that you're having such a struggle with this, but at least you've got some answers. I know that recovery is hard but you can do this, you can beat it and trust me when all is said and done you will be happy! Message me if you ever need to talk about anything I'm always here!
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