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Question What's wrong with me? I don't know what to do? - September 13th 2010, 02:11 AM

I seriously think I need to get help, but everybody i try and talk to ignores me or laughs. I think I have an eating disorder, but I want help.
1. I have alwyas thought I've been fat or not skinny enough
2. I never can wear just a bikini at the lake or pool
3. I hate eating in front of people I never do, and if I absolutley have to I eat very little.
4. I eat breakfast skip lunch and very small dinner
5. I get disgusted by lots of foods cause they look a tad bit greasy or unhealthy.
6. I play baseball about 3-4 times a week and workout on my own everyday
7. I'm always on the scale and wearing clothes that our baggy and I'm always on a diet.
8.my friends are always trying to lose weight and it's so much pressure.

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Re: What's wrong with me? I don't know what to do? - September 13th 2010, 09:34 AM

me and you have the exact same symptoms.
I think I have an ED, but my boyfriend doesnt want to believe it
whenver I look at old pictures of myself, Im like "woow Ive gained so much weight" and he just laughs ands like "youre crazy".. but Im being serious.
I dont know if its body dysmorphic disorder, or what
but I know exactly how you feel...
   
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Re: What's wrong with me? I don't know what to do? - September 13th 2010, 11:31 PM

I know like nobody understands me and my thing with food:/ i was going to get help from a teacher today but I just couldn't. I was to scared too :/
   
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Re: What's wrong with me? I don't know what to do? - September 18th 2010, 03:22 AM

I think its good you wanted to tell your teacher. Dont be scared, a lot of teachers genuinely care about their students. Or, if you are close with your guidance counselor they would be even better to talk to. He or she would probably understand the way you feel better.



   
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Red face Re: What's wrong with me? I don't know what to do? - September 21st 2010, 11:44 PM

You have an eating disorder. It's not the end of the world. You are strong and mature to recognize your actions. Though I have not been in your situation, my older sister has.

It's hard seeing friends and/or family dealing with tough situations like these. I think your friends just aren't realizing what you are trying to say. Have a sleepover or spend the day with your closest friends and bring it up during a serious moment: when y'all are tired or bored and alone. Not during the 'hyper-moments' when y'all hang out. They won't listen.

Tell them about it, get it out of your mind. When you're ready, I'd suggest to go talk to your mom or dad. Don't think they will be dissapointed. When my sister told my parents, they were actually very very proud of her and never for one minute got mad. It's something you can't control, and you need help. Anorexia has very negative side effects. Don't let them become a part of you.

So here are the steps:
1. Begin to talk about it with your closest friends, and bring it up during an appropriate time. Ask them for advice and get it off your chest.
2. Bring it up to your parents at an appropriate time. Ask them for their help to get you through this.
3. Most likely, you may start seeing a counselor. I see one, although I have an anxiety disorder. They help a lot if you get a good one.

Good luck, and please follow this advice. You're a beautiful young woman, don't do this to yourself.


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