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Starting to suspect an eating disorder- advice needed

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Annabelle64298

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Hello all.
As the title suggests.
I have never been classed as overweight and am still not, in fact in my earlier years (now in my 30s) I was described as quite slim. Since having multiple children my mental health has suffered on and off and my weight has gone up to the highest it’s ever been. I’ve always been an anxious person but for the last few years my thoughts have tended to fluctuate between “needing to diet” and feeling ok about myself and eating too much about 3000 times a day. I tend to eat healthily generally, some fruits and veggies, no fizzy drinks, some fast food, my main problem is binge eating in the evening when children are asleep. I have stockpiled chocolate and crisps for years and hid this from family and friends. If I don’t take part in this I feel irritable and cross with everyone. It makes me feel calm, but disgusted with myself after. I have had sleeping/anxiety problems since starting shift work last year and have been using zopiclone or melatonin when necessary, although not regularly by any means.
Is this classed as an eating disorder?
Just wanting to hear from people who struggle with similar.
 
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It sounds like bingeing....using large quantities of food to feel better emotionally.
 
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Idk if this is an eating disorder actually. Sounds more like a case of comfort eating. But if it’s often and overwhelming and out of control, then could be binge eating disorder (you don’t have to be overweight or anything to have the disorder). It does sound like it’s nothing a habit you enjoy so I do reccomend getting some help. Therapists can have greats tips for ur problems and help u manage any emotions that you may need to express etc.
 
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