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eating disorder help?

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i have a major problem, i've had an ED for a long time now and i was at first mainly on a restrictive diet and lost weight quickly (but i've never been underweight, i went from overweight BMI to lower end healthy). now since the beginning of this year i went through a stressful time and it's kind of changed form into bulimia. i was even diagnosed with bulimia, whereas last year if i had seen a doctor it probably would've been EDNOS (bmi not low enough for anorexia).

i hate what is happening to me, i hate being bulimic but my problem is i don't know how to stop. i am absolutely terrified of food but i'm trapped in a horrific binge cycle. whenever i eat something, anything, it triggers a binge. i LITERALLY eat nothing at all or everything. i fasted the whole day today and mostly slept because i was so scared i'd eat something and binge again. then at around 10:30pm i had a 100cal yogurt and thought i'd stop there but before i knew it i'd eaten a whole chocolate cake.

i know i shouldn't fast but that's my problem, whenever i eat i just end up binging!!! icon sad eating disorder help? this has been going on since january. at the beginning of the year i was 123lbs and now i am 136.8lbs (also i'm 5'5 not tall so i look ******* fat) – so i've gained a whole stone in a month and it's affecting my whole life, i've started self-harming, staying in bed and avoiding people all day unless i'm working and i'm even performing poorly at work because i'm so down. i'm desperate to lose this weight again. and i'm also severely harming my insides through laxative and diet pill abuse to try and compesate for the binges.

please help me, how do i stop binging and craving unhealthy food and get back to 123lbs (and lower)?? i need to end this before i end up destroying my whole life.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - February 14, 2013 at 3:41 am

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teen with eating disorder (ED) what to do?!?!?

Asked: teen with eating disorder (ED) what to do?!?!?

i'm eastern European but i live in England, im 16 years old and have been battling with eating disorder for more than a year now… i know its short for some people but that doesn't mean i don't have one.
i really desperately need help. i'm struggling with EDNOS, i don't belong to anorexia bulimia or binge eating completely, there are days where i starve myself, then binge, then purge, then overexercise and abuse laxatives… and the whole cycle begins again… i cannot concentrate on anything else except food and how i'm going to lose weight, my grades went down (im in college (sixth form) so those two years are critically important for me..), i no longer am able to stay friends with people, my hair and nails are horrible and i just want to go to sleep and never get up ever again.

my question is : can i get help in college without everyone finding out? or should i go to the GP? however i can't afford any of the counselings… what should i do?!?!
my dad (lets say i don't have a mother..) can't get involved in this, and please don't tell me i need to tell him about my problems, if i could i would.

also, if i want to keep it private, can the psychologist (?) tell my parents without my permition?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - January 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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was i misdiagnosed? should i seek treatment?

Asked: was i misdiagnosed? should i seek treatment?

i suffer from EDNOS. im 19. i weigh 110 at 5'5 in height. im terrified of food, calories and being fat. i cant eat without thinking the calories will kill me or do something horrible. i cry everytime i have to eat something. i dont have a full blown eating disorder but i have the traits of one. my therapist told me this last time i saw her. i get up at 2am to over exercise every night to burn as much calories as possible. i cant stand sleeping knowing theres calories and food inside me. i have to exercise or i dont function properly. im highly afraid of calories and food. just thinking about it makes me wanna have a breakdown. i hid food under my bed every day. i can only think about getting away with the things that im doing. i cry myself to sleep cuz im scared i might put on a few lbs while im asleep. my questions, should i get recovery and do u think i was misdiagnosed? does it sound like i have a full blown eating disorder? my sister and mom think i might of been misdiagnosed

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - January 12, 2013 at 4:01 am

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was i misdiagnosed? should i seek treatment?

Asked: was i misdiagnosed? should i seek treatment?

i suffer from EDNOS. im 19. i weigh 110 at 5'5 in height. im terrified of food, calories and being fat. i cant eat without thinking the calories will kill me or do something horrible. i cry everytime i have to eat something. i dont have a full blown eating disorder but i have the traits of one. my therapist told me this last time i saw her. i get up at 2am to over exercise every night to burn as much calories as possible. i cant stand sleeping knowing theres calories and food inside me. i have to exercise or i dont function properly. im highly afraid of calories and food. just thinking about it makes me wanna have a breakdown. i hid food under my bed every day. i can only think about getting away with the things that im doing. i cry myself to sleep cuz im scared i might put on a few lbs while im asleep. my questions, should i get recovery and do u think i was misdiagnosed? does it sound like i have a full blown eating disorder? my sister and mom think i might of been misdiagnosed.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - January 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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Do you think this is why I got bullied?

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Well when I was in the public school system I got bullied and at the time just took it thinking I deserved it and though I was not quite sure why I was being called "ugly" "fat" and "weird" was just because I was all those things.

In high school I got diagnosed with ADHD and depression along with social anxiety and EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) and I learned that maybe kids bullied me because of my actions. For example when I would write work I would tap my feet weird and fidget, I couldn't sit still a lot and got distracted. I also bite my lip and tilt my head really weird when I'm actually paying attention and make a dumb a- – looking face and I still do it to this day. Whether it is paying attention to a music video or someone talking. I also bite the inside of my tounge and swish it around when working. I can remember in class my teacher would be in front of my face talking about a lesson and I'd be looking at her but thinking stuff completely irrelevant. Like what I had for lunch or something like that.

I am believed to have autism spectrum which might have been a cause of all my adhd and anxieties, depression and such. My therapist is yet to test me for it but I show a lot of symptoms of it (avoiding eye contact, obsessive interests, self-injury, short attention span, Lack of fear or more fear than expected, Unusual mood or emotional reactions, Unusual eating and sleeping habits and such. Which helped contribute me to acting strange and being adnormal.

I would avoid talking in class, in front of the class I was quiet and awkward, I would stutter a lot and screw up my words. I would never stand up for myself, kids used to take my stuff and I wouldn't have the balls to stand up for myself I would let them run around with my stuff and tell me to come get it and I would just leave it.

I suffered from chronic-low self esteem and I was so insecure, I remember in my grade eight year I missed 92 or 94 days I can't remember. Teachers never understood why I did, they eventually made it so I would only come to school half days so I would even show up. Because of my yet undiagnoised problems it hendered my learning.

Kids used to ask me why I even showed up, they stole my belongings from my desk and call me a dumb a- – and such.

Anyways at other times I would be animated and crazy for no reason, I would run around dancing and do crazy stuff and I would get all worked up and hyper and I couldn't help myself. I couldn't calm myself down as hard as I tried.

I got kicked out of class for being loud and obnoxious I had a teacher once yell at me for 10 minutes about how disappointed my mom would be in me and crap like that.

I also have lost over 30 pounds (used to be 163 now about 133-135 maybe less like 125 and 5'7 ish) and that is where the EDNOS comes in.

do you think that is why I have been bullied?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - December 21, 2012 at 4:01 am

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Do you think this is why I got bullied?

Asked: Do you think this is why I got bullied?

Well when I was in the public school system I got bullied and at the time just took it thinking I deserved it and though I was not quite sure why I was being called "ugly" "fat" and "weird" was just because I was all those things.

In high school I got diagnosed with ADHD and depression along with social anxiety and EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) and I learned that maybe kids bullied me because of my actions. For example when I would write work I would tap my feet weird and fidget, I couldn't sit still a lot and got distracted. I also bite my lip and tilt my head really weird when I'm actually paying attention and make a dumb a- – looking face and I still do it to this day. Whether it is paying attention to a music video or someone talking. I also bite the inside of my tounge and swish it around when working. I can remember in class my teacher would be in front of my face talking about a lesson and I'd be looking at her but thinking stuff completely irrelevant. Like what I had for lunch or something like that.

I am believed to have autism spectrum which might have been a cause of all my adhd and anxieties, depression and such. My therapist is yet to test me for it but I show a lot of symptoms of it (avoiding eye contact, obsessive interests, self-injury, short attention span, Lack of fear or more fear than expected, Unusual mood or emotional reactions, Unusual eating and sleeping habits and such. Which helped contribute me to acting strange and being adnormal.

I would avoid talking in class, in front of the class I was quiet and awkward, I would stutter a lot and screw up my words. I would never stand up for myself, kids used to take my stuff and I wouldn't have the balls to stand up for myself I would let them run around with my stuff and tell me to come get it and I would just leave it.

I suffered from chronic-low self esteem and I was so insecure, I remember in my grade eight year I missed 92 or 94 days I can't remember. Teachers never understood why I did, they eventually made it so I would only come to school half days so I would even show up. Because of my yet undiagnoised problems it hendered my learning.

Kids used to ask me why I even showed up, they stole my belongings from my desk and call me a dumb a- – and such.

Anyways at other times I would be animated and crazy for no reason, I would run around dancing and do crazy stuff and I would get all worked up and hyper and I couldn't help myself. I couldn't calm myself down as hard as I tried.

I got kicked out of class for being loud and obnoxious I had a teacher once yell at me for 10 minutes about how disappointed my mom would be in me and crap like that.

I also have lost over 30 pounds (used to be 163 now about 133-135 maybe less like 125 and 5'7 ish) and that is where the EDNOS comes in.

do you think that is why I have been bullied?

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I think my period is late! Help?

Asked: I think my period is late! Help?

Last month my period came to the beginning of the month, when for about a year and a half I have had regular periods at the end of the month. In the last few months they began getting closer to the middle of the month, and last month it was at the beginning. It wasn't strange because another woman that I spend a lot of time with recently started getting her period again. However, it is now the 20th and I have not had my period this month. This is very unusual as I have been having very steady, similar periods for as long as I've been getting my period. This is worrying me greatly. I am not pregnant, because I only very recently began dating my current boyfriend and we have yet to sleep together – and I am certain anyone I was with before him would not have had an effect on this period. Though we haven't slept together or done anything that could traditionally get someone pregnant, we have done other things, though I'm not going into detail.
I have an eating disorder, EDNOS, but I am currently at a 'very healthy' weight – or at least according to every weight site I can find on the internet and my doctor. My eating habits are not terrible at the moment, but I admit I eat less than recommended – varying. Some days I will binge quite severely – for me, anyway – at around one thousand calories, but I usually eat more like five hundred and around that area. I know I have an eating disorder and it is very bad for me, and I try not to do these things and get help, so no lectures.
I also happen to suffer from depression and PTSD, I have a severe anxiety disorder and have terrible mood swings, amongst other things. Recently I have been very paranoid and very stressed, not sleeping well and exercising more meaning I am often worn out. I have been quite stressed out and am having more severe mood swings. Also, I have been worrying a lot because I recently found out that my mother is much sicker than she had told me and may require a transplant quite soon.

I know that my eating disorder can cause irregular periods, but I also know that stress and other psychological effects can have an impact. Considering I am at a healthy weight, and that the only time my ED has ever effected my period was when I was over two stone underweight and eating no more than two hundred calories, I think it might have more to do with my stress levels. What do you think it is? I really don't think that I'm pregnant.
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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - November 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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Im having dreams of a tall dark man?

Asked: Im having dreams of a tall dark man?

My first dream-
I was in a white room with this creature, he was in the ceiling. Hes like a black glob with an almost white face and he grabbed me and was waving me around the room, i wasnt scared at the time, but i had a clip board in my hand like i was trying to take care of it, but it wouldnt let me down. i woke up terrified for some reason.
My second dream-
It was the same creature but i was outside my house playing with my little brother and i look over at my brother and in the background was the same figure, but more resembling a man, he was tall and dark, shadowy. I wanted to get him away from my brother so i turned around and walked the other way, but i look up, and he was not too far from me, but by a tree, he was basically everwhere i looked, and i again woke up terrified.
For the rest of that week i was terrified to sleep or be alone in fear that i would look up and he would be there. For some reason ive always had that fear, its like my worst fear coming to life.
and my third dream-
This happened recently which is why im writing this.
(Not a part of my dream) Before i went to sleep that night i fell asleep on the couch in my living roomwith my dad (Separate couches lol) And just a little history- i have EDNOS, which is an eating disorder but i have phases of binging and purging, then phases of fasting and restricting what i eat, and my dad is really over weight but going on with my dream-
I heard my dads voice saying over and over again "Im not hungry, im not hungry im not hungry im not hungry" untill he was almost yelling and i opened my eyes. which this is the part that confuses me because i dont know if this part was a dream or not.
I opened my eyes and the man from my other dreams was standing in the middle of my living room staring at me. But this time, he was long sharp fang like teeth. He didnt say anything, didnt move. but then its like everything around us blurring like i was flying toward him or he was comming at me but i couldnt sit up, i tried but it was like my chest was so heavy. and i somehow forced myself up but i closed my eyes partly because i was terrified and because i was trying so hard to get up and when opened them, everything was back to how it was, no man in the living room.

If i have one more dream like this im going to ask my dad if i can see someone about it because they're really getting to me. i just dont want to face my problems.
Could anyone tell me what these dreams might mean?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - October 15, 2012 at 3:20 am

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Is there a eating disorder that is from the one I am mentioning below, if there is tell me a little

Asked: Is there a eating disorder that is from the one I am mentioning below, if there is tell me a little

WAIT, BEFORE YOU GO ANSWER SOMEONE ELSE'S QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR ALL THAT I'VE WRITTEN BELOW AND THE FACT THAT IT IS SO LONG BUT I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BECAUSE THIS IS REAL, THIS IS MY LIFE WERE TALKING ABOUT HERE!!!!! I'M NOT JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THIS, IAM NEARLY 100% POSITIVE THAT I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER THAT COULD KILL ME SO PLEASE JUST TAKE THE ******' TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE THING, SHOW SOME ME SYMPATHY AND ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!

Hi, this is my story, I don't usually eat breakfast or lunch unless my parents make me and then I eat okay enough so they will shut up, but it isn't a lot, and no I don't throw it up or constantly exercise excessively hard for long periods of time every day or anything like that because I hate exercising, for the most part I just starve myself or eat very small portions. And my parents keep telling me to eat but I refuse especially in the morning and during the day, I wish they would just ******' leave me alone for the love of god! When my parents aren't making me, then I either don't eat anything purposely or I eat 1 or 2 small snacks throughout the day. And then later I'm so hungry and then I eat a small-medium dinner but don't stuff myself, I don't remember the last time I actually felt extremely stuffed i think actually that was at Thanksgiving 5 or 6 years ago. Now I never get myself stuffed because first of all I don't want to gain weight and second of all i never feel hungry enough to eat that much food, or any food at all, sometimes I don't even feel like drinking water. I'm a 15 year old girl who will be 16 in a few months, I am 5 feet 5 inches, I weigh about 104 pounds and my BMI is 17.3. I don't think I'm anorexic and definitely am not bulimic or have EDNOS, because EDNOSis where you have some things that anorexic or bulimic people don't have or its not as severe or has parts of it or something likethat, I'm really sure, but I looked online what EDNOS is, well I don't really have any other those things either that are listed in the eating disorder, so I'm just curious as to what I might have. My parents think I'm fine but I think I have a long term eating disorder which I think has been going on for over 2 or 3 years now and think I am just starting to realize that I might have one andI don't want to tell them or anyone else anything and I want to stay underweight because I think that will make me prettier because I don't wear makeup or have very nice clothes or a pretty face, so I think by this people will notice me more and finally actually think I'm pretty. I also don't hold back on eating sweets but when I do I barely eat any of them and I can often go the entire day without food, the only meal I actually eat is dinner which I eat some because my stupid parents make me eat. I also often stay up really late till like 10, 11 and sometimes about 12, and then I sleep in on weekends to 9, 10, 11, or noon and I often eat late, which Ive heard is not good for you. I know, I need more sleep and yada yada yada, blah, blah, blah but still i am too fat and I think a lot of the girls in school who think their skinny, well in my opinion they are extremely fat!!!!!!!!! I'm skinner then them and I'm not a popular girl probably because I'm not ******' damn pretty enough!!!!!!! or don't have cool parents that let me do or have whatever I want whenever I want!!!!!!!!!!! and I'm not very athletic, I suck at sports!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But that's just some stuff about me, so what do you think I have, and tell me a little about each or that one, thanks. Because I am 90% positive that I have an eating disorder and no don't tell me to stop this because it's the only way to make me feel better on how I look on the outside. The eating disorder(s) you may give me doesn't have to be severe, because they all can be extremely severe at some point and is it common for someone for my age/gender, etc, and stuff like that.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - October 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

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Anorexia… Bulimia… Should I be concerned for myself?

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Hello! I'm 18, male, 6 feet tall, and I weigh approximately 160 pounds. That would give me a BMI of 21.5, which is well within the "healthy" range (so I know clinically I would fail diagnosis for either eating disorder), but it hasn't always been this way. I've lost about 100 pounds in the past year, which was easily credited to puberty, but some other odd things have been happening lately. I've lost consciousness quite a few times recently, which was unexplained by numerous medical tests. I've also had sleep paralysis and very low blood pressure.
Aside from these directly observable symptoms, though, I'm concerned I might be developing an eating disorder. After being obese for a while, I suffered from very low self-esteem, and started to lose weight without really choosing to do so. I didn't tell myself I had to exercise more, or eat better, I just literally lost the desire to eat, and often felt guilty after eating even a small meal. Even now, i feel as if I've eaten too much consistently after every meal (I usually eat a lot of fiber secretly afterwards, because I know that helps move food through the digestive system). After initially losing a few pounds, I would step on the scale at least 5 times in a day. I just loved the feeling of progress and control that came with losing weight. Even when I reached a healthy body weight, I would still step on the scale 5 times a day, and feel good for shedding a half pound. Heck, I still want to, but I've gotten support from my girlfriend to stop being so obsessive about it (she holds me accountable by asking me if I've weighed myself, and encourages me to weigh myself only once a week, which is HARD for me). Right now I weigh 157.5 pounds, and even though I keep being told I shouldn't lose any more weight, and I dont feel like I want to, I still feel good when that number comes down, and still feel cautious when eating if I go up. I suppose my body image is distorted, at least from what I hear by others. The other day a (younger) friend came over, and my mother was going to give him my used school uniform shirts so he didn't have to buy new ones, and I said "there's no way they'll fit him, they dont even fit me!" Later, my mom informed me that my friend who I considered to be thinner than me is actually larger than me, to my surprise.

Anyways, from what I see, I show signs of purging, distorted body image, and a sick sense of control over my numeric weight, all of which are symptoms of eating disorders. I am not losing weight as fast as I was before, but I accredit that to the pressure to eat from my friends and parents, even though I still crave the feeling of the number on the scale going down.
I know I should seek professional attention if I'm concerned, but before I spent time and money doing that, I wanted to see what you all thought. Do I have reason to be concerned?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - July 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

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