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Thumbs down Gone back to my old self again - December 10th 2013, 02:06 PM

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So stuff has happened with my friend who has passed away recently, and now I've gone back to self harming and not eating as much as I normally do.

I threw away all of my foods out on my lawn and felt sick after, been throwing up and sleeping all day. Been drinking water and eating cucumber and cream cheese sandwhiches.

I feel sick writing this.

Before I used to cook all the time and now I don't have any interest cooking or even thinking about food. I feel disgusting having to think about eating or even simply looking at pictures of food.

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Re: Gone back to my old self again - December 11th 2013, 01:47 AM

This looks like a case of the blues. It's so hard to lose someone you care so much about. But think of it this way, if your friend was still here they would want you to take care of yourself. It won't be easy, but you need to do what your friend would want. In their memory try to get a positive perspective. The person will never leave, they are kept alive in your heart. I know it's so hard to do this, but you can! I know it!
   
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Re: Gone back to my old self again - December 11th 2013, 06:58 AM

You know, I opened the box and the letter he gave me. I found an engagement ring inside. My heart just dropped so hard.

I'm eating some foods, but not as much
   
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Re: Gone back to my old self again - December 11th 2013, 05:11 PM

Hey there,

I'm so sorry to hear that your friend passed away. That's awful. When people lose someone (especially someone they are relatively close to) they go through what's called grieving. In simple terms, grieving is a way in which someone deals with a loss. To me, it sounds like you're self harming and not eating as a way of coping with this loss. It also sounds like you're not talking to people about this, you're holding it all inside. And to hold such a powerful feeling in can be detrimental to your mental health. Do you have someone you can talk to about this? I understand that talking can be painful, but holding it all in can contribute to an ongoing pain that continues to get stronger. Can you talk to your parents, and maybe consider some counseling? Working through these feelings can aid in getting rid of the destructive behavior. Does that make sense? You don't have to go through any of this alone.

Do you have a history with disordered eating, or did this just start? Look, not eating is very dangerous to your body. Something like food may not seem as though it's a necessity, especially when a lot of people take it for granted, but it. Eating the right foods provide us with the basic nutrients we need to keep going in this world. It provides us with energy. Not eating quickly can suck you into a black hole. It may make you feel better in the moment, but you quickly lose control.

Talk to someone, let them help you. Let people show you a proper, more effective way of grieving.
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