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I can’t stop running

emct

emct

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I have suffered from an eating disorder in the past (bulimia later turned Anorexia) and will be going to therapy to continue treatment. Anyways I have been having a problem. I can’t stop running. I don’t know if it’s a symptom of ocd or my eating disorder worsening. I can’t stop running. It was a healthy coping mechanism that has now turned sour. I run for hours on end with no goal or anything. I have neglected my friends/family and school work just to run. I feel awful if I don’t run even if I’m sick I must do it. I don’t know how to stop it. Does anyone else relate or have any advice ? Thank you
 
TooMuchPain

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Yup. I did lots of running from mental health. In the beginning it feels good and is a good coping mechanism. And then after a while the poor mental health issues start to resurface. So then you run more, and on and on. You are hiding from your problems when you do that much running. I did it too. Physical exercise is good but it won’t solve your problems.

My advice is that running is good. Maybe limit yourself to 5 or 10k. And make some time to face the reasons why you went running.
 

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