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Something more? - June 12th 2010, 02:50 AM

Hey Peeps,

I have a question about warning signs for anorexia. I'm not willingly (out loud at least) to say that I have a problem with food, possibly the start of anorexia.

I've become more obsessive about food. I've been more aware of labels, calories etc.

I have a tendency to count my calories for each day and I have my limit per day, though due to living with my parents for another couple of weeks it's set a bit higher than I would like it.

I have to eat because i'm still living with my parents, but when I can get out of it I can, and if I due eat I want to purge because I don't like it in me.

My scale is coming to university to me. I may weigh myself a max of 4 times a day.

I recently just bought a new journal that I plan on making a food diary when I go to uni in 14 days.

I use to take diet pills, but had to stop because pills and I just don't work.

I know these are not good, and that my psychiatrist says I'm at a huge risk of developing an eating disorder. I know these are problems and could escalate to a higher degree, I just don't know.

Could this be an eating disorder, or the start of something else? I mean I usually just refer to it as disordered eating, but could it be more? :/

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Re: Something more? - June 12th 2010, 03:04 AM

Uh, I've never had an ED so I don't know what it's like, but I wouldn't say that you're developing an eating disorder. I'd say you definitely have one.
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Re: Something more? - June 12th 2010, 03:54 AM

Yes you most certainly sound like you are developing an eating disorder. You should really try and get help for this earlier, because at its worse eating disorders can kill. It is much easier to sort this out now, rather than later. The longer it lasts, the harder it is to recover. EDs are so hard and frustrating to live with.
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Re: Something more? - June 12th 2010, 09:34 AM

I agree with them, you have a problem with food and you should look for help before it goes further, it sounds like you're in the first phase but you must stop it, if you wait it'll be harderto make it go away :/
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Re: Something more? - June 12th 2010, 01:52 PM

Yes, you may not have one now; however, it sounds like you are at very high risk. As the others can said eating disorders can be fatal or at the very least hard to overcome.

In addition, because of drinking and such fluids in your body, there will be times of day you weigh more than other times by a slight bit.

My advice, is to fix this now before it gets worse. To do this you may choose to work with a doctor or other professional to develop a healthy diet/exercise plan.

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Re: Something more? - June 12th 2010, 02:10 PM

thanks everyone for your kind words. My old psych said that when I get to uni that I should join the eating disorders support group they have there. but i just don't want to admit that I have a problem, and i'm kinda scared to start over to tell the psych at the school that I may have a problem, and blah blah blah.
goodness, this is so difficult. :/
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Re: Something more? - June 12th 2010, 03:14 PM

i know how you feel. it took me years before i actually came out and said that i had an eating disorder. once you say it though, it feels a whole lot better, trust me. the first step toward recovery is admitting you have a problem. good luck to you! i would really suggest joining the support group. it might be weird at first b/c everyone might be really secure with the fact that they have an eating disorder, but i think eventually it could really become a great support
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