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This doesn't seem any better. - March 30th 2010, 05:40 AM

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I've gone from purging to cutting and restricting. I'm lying to my roommate and friends who know about my problem, and I don't even know why - I just don't feel like I could stop, even if I tried...

I don't really know what I want from posting this here. I just needed to tell somebody, anybody, before I go to bed.

I don't know how long I can go on like this. My friends need me to be strong for them... how can I do that when I'm crumbling myself?
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Re: This doesn't seem any better. - March 30th 2010, 05:45 AM

Hey there,

I know what you are going through and I know how hard it all is but please know that you will be okay. This is a horrible/hard thing to battle with but it can be beat. Do not lose hope.

Now one of the biggest steps you can take to beat this is talking to people. Letting people know that you are struggling. Eating Disorders feed off of the secrets we keep so if we let people in the eating disorder does not have as much control.

The next step to take is asking for help not only from friends but from professionals. I know it is hard but sometimes we need a little extra help to make it through this.

Please hang in there and if you need anything do not hesitate to pm me.

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Re: This doesn't seem any better. - March 31st 2010, 08:03 AM

Hey Drew.

I'm sorry to hear things are hard for you right now.

You can stop, you know. This doesn't have to end badly. You are strong enough to get through this. But you don't need to do it alone. Could you try talking to your roommate or friends about it? They'd help you, and you deserve the help, because you deserve to feel better.

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Re: This doesn't seem any better. - March 31st 2010, 06:18 PM

Hey there.

Like the others said, don't lose hope, keep belieiving because you are strong enough to get through this. But you have to believe and you have to want. You really really have to. Dont just say it. You've got to want things to change.

I know its hard to stop doing these things to you're self. Im not going to sit here telling you what it may possibly/is doing to your body, because i know you already know that facts, and even if you didnt, i dont think it would help you. I think you need to talk to someone. Yes, talk to friends. There suppose to be there, and if you feel comfortable talking to them then thats great. But i also think you need futher help. Someone who really knows what they are talking about and what they are doing. Even though it may be hard to reach out, i think it could be weel worth it in the end.

I also want to say that sometimes, just sometimes, you find your self in a place where you cant handle everyone else's problems. And when this happens, we all need to think about out selves for a while. I know in some ways its harsh, but everyone will be at a point in their life when its like this. You could talk to your friends about it if you wanted to, or not, its up to you.

Just try and talk to someone who can help and be there for you. You deserve to be happy. You deserve a life you want. So keep believing and dont stop.

It'll be alright in the end, you'll see kid.

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Re: This doesn't seem any better. - April 2nd 2010, 10:44 PM

Hey Drew,

Talk to your roommate, let him know what's going on. You don't have to do this alone, and he seems willing to help you. Also, I know you are in college, and if your college is anything like mine, then they should have a counseling/student health center. I know it can be scary, but go talk to a counselor, let them help you. You can even go with your roommate if you don't want to go it alone. Just hang in there Drew, you can do this.


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