anorexia

  1. C

    I can't drink and I'm getting so dehydrated!

    Today I woke up with absolutely no desire to drink. It's now the evening, my boyfriend has convinced me to have maybe 200mls of water after a day of cycling and walking in the heat. I'm parched, but the thought of drinking scares me so much. I feel like I've eaten too much today and I need to...
  2. J

    Scared to relapse/fall off track.

    Hey all. I struggled with anorexia and orthorexia all throughout high school, then in college a bit, but then last summer I actually became bulimic after a trip to Europe with a lot of food. Since then, I'd seen a nutritionist, she gave me a plan, but it was just way more food than I was used to...
  3. C

    Just want an opinion.

    First, I’m sorry if a similar situation has already been posted. I am simply hoping for an opinion on if I should be concerned or not. I have G.A.D. And have always had body image issues to a certain degree. It has never been terrible until the last couple of months. My life has changed in many...
  4. 0

    New - Advice Needed .

    Hi! I'm new to the forum, and just wanted to ask a few questions. I've had OCD for as long as I can remember. When I was about 14, I also developed an eating disorder which I still have, but for the past 4-5 years, I've been actively trying to beat it. Recently, I found out that I was...
  5. F

    Wondering if anyone can relate

    Hi - I’m new here. In my teens I had very bad body dysmorphia, I was definitely desperate to be thin and I was starving myself for that reason. I had counselling and a lot of support and I’ve managed to be mostly stable and keep healthy....Now I am 38 and I have got to a place where I feel...
  6. A

    Am I considered anorexic if I have atypical anorexia?

    Hi! i've recently been diagnosed as having atypical anorexia (when we were going through the DSM, my therapist said that anorexia was not ruled out but that atypical anorexia was a better fit). I know it falls under EDNOS/OSFED. But would it also be considered as being anorexic? I guess i'm...
  7. T

    Do you still 'have' anorexia if you're in recovery and no longer underweight?

    Do you still 'have' anorexia if you're in recovery and no longer underweight? I was told recently I didn't have anorexia anymore because I gained weight in recovery. For some reason this really bothered/triggered me, and now I want to lose all the weight again. I guess this perso was correct in...
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    Confused if this is a disorder

    Hi! This is my first post here I believe. I know I have an unhealthy relationship with food but am unsure if this requires help. A couple years ago was when my disordered habits were peaking. I restricted greatly and lost a lot of weight in 2 or 3 months. After restricting, I had symptoms of...
  9. R

    My partner has anorexia and bipolar disorder.

    Does anyone have advise on how to help someone when they are going through an episode? I've been with my girlfriend for 9 years now, she has had anorexia nervosa since she was a child. She had been sectioned in an eating disorder clinic for weeks when it got bad. Since I have been with her she...
  10. Kerome

    Louis Theroux among anorexia sufferers

    I thought this was a good program, it clarified a lot of my questions around anorexia. It was very sympathetic, it portrayed it very much as an illness. Some people suffer with it all their lives, and it has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. It’s so sad how some of the...
  11. R

    Anorexia Recovery, Possible OCD

    Hi, I'm new here. I was officially diagnosed with anorexia about a year and a half ago and have been in outpatient treatment since. I have been restricting for at least five to seven years now and use running as a way to compensate for what I eat. I just spent the summer as a camp counselor...
  12. P

    Wife has left me after anorexia and binge eating disorders

    Hi Sorry, this might ramble on and I’m new here so please bear with me. I’m having a very difficult time, as my wife, who has suffered with anorexia and Binge eating disorder over the last 20 months, has left me to return to Ireland and I’m at a loss to what to do. Trying to cut this short...
  13. K

    Anorexia just manifesting itself in a different way.... or something else?

    Anorexia just manifesting itself in a different way.... or something else? My physical condition signifies anorexia and I am under an eating disorder service. I have suffered with chronic anorexia for ten years with two serious near-death relapses. I fully recovered for four years then...
  14. C

    Husband of Wife who is in recovery..

    Not sure how active these forums are or if I'm submitting in the right place but I'll just start.... My wife is suffering from anorexia, but (even though she'll never read this) I think it's important I state this. She is the most incredible person I've met. I don't deserve her but she chose to...
  15. I

    Doctor visit set off major trigger

    I'm new to this forum so I hope all that I share here is acceptable. I'm just having a big depression and anxiety struggle right now, and believe it was worsened by a recent doctor visit. The visit was a routine medical check up. I've seen this doctor before and he's a nice guy, but he's not...
  16. A

    guilt when recovering

    i struggled with anorexia for quite a while, and i am proudly in recovery. however, i have difficulty. my local grocery store (and the only one i can afford) has recently been putting calorie counts on the price tag for EVERYTHING. it makes me so sick, i hardly ever buy anything anymore because...
  17. D

    Anxious

    Hello everyone, I've decided to join this forum because I'm looking for some advice and encouragement. I'm in my late teens and I've had problems with anxiety and depression for most of my life. I also have problems with anorexia sometimes. My parents aren't very supportive and I've tried to...
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    Help me with 69yr old mum with Anorexia

    I could really use some advice from anyone as my life is so complex that am struggling enormously. I have two children one with special needs and live close to my parents of whom my father was diagnoses with alzheimers and my mother attempted suicide and has since been under mental health watch...
  19. P

    How do you overcome the fear of weight gain?

    Hi, I am a 23 year old college student. I have been fighting anorexia since senior year of high school. I was bullied through eighth to twelfth grade for my weight. Kids would make snide comments of poke fun at me "jokingly". Eventually I stopped fighting it and just accepted it. I guess it's...
  20. taytopops

    *insert entertaining title here* ..... or i'll just go with....hi

    Well I should start with a hello. I may not give away a huge amount on here as don't want to be identifiable as I work in mental health..... Anyway, I guess since this is a MH forum I should talk about mental health. Covering up my 'ishooos' has been a long term thing. Even as a kid if I was...