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Early Development of an ED? - November 5th 2013, 10:58 PM

So, recently I've noticed a change in my body as well as my mind. I'm beginning to worry that I'm beginning to develop an ED. I see myself as fat and disgusting regardless of people's comments on my physical appearance.

In the past month I've began skipping meals, even for entire days occasionally, or eating small things such as two cereal bars a day. I'm gradually beginning to lose my urge to eat, as I don't feel hungry anymore and thinking about eating makes me feel physically sick. I've lost 4" around my waist over this month and I'm really worried about this. I have two friends that I can speak to about this, one being a recovered anorexic but I don't want them to worry or to bring back any bad memories.

I'm completely against psychological help due to bad experiences whilst my self-harm was at its worst.

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Re: Early Development of an ED? - November 6th 2013, 02:05 AM

I'm glad you're noticing this problem early on, because I think the further into it you get, the harder it is to get out of these sort of things.

I really do urge you to talk to your friends about it, the two you mentioned you could talk to. You might want to check with the one who has recovered, just say "I've noticed some new habits with my eating and I'd like to talk about them, is that okay?" Just to make sure you don't make them uncomfortable or trigger bad memories, etc.

You said you're against psychological help, and I can understand that, bad experiences can really ruin your opinion of something. But really, you should at the very least see a doctor. I'd really recommend seeing a therapist, though. You don't have to stick with the first one you visit. If you know it's not going to work out for you, see a different one. That's my advice.

And, if you ever want to talk, feel free to message me, okay?


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Re: Early Development of an ED? - November 6th 2013, 08:07 PM

Thanks for the reply, Nash. I appreciate your concern and I'll be sure to message you if anything further comes up.

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