Well, you have already started by writing here and reaching out. Eating disorders messes with your head all the time. I am anorexic but the body image in my mind is same thing. Is there someone you can talk too about this beside your parents?
Getting help wont make you fat. Dont listen to your friends or the media. You are listening to yourself, knowing what you do is not healthy by writing here. Its a start to a new way and can be scarey but its a healthy start. Please dont do the diet pills. You may want to start with a nutritionist. They can teach you the healthiest way to eat for your body type. Listen to yourself, you should be proud of yourself for reaching out here.
How old are you? Is there a teacher or counselor at your school you can talk too? I understand the trust issues. I still have problems with that. Trust takes a lot of time and effort on both people. How long have you been in therapy?View Thread
Everyone feels at some point that there lives suck. Mine sucks all the time but I try to move forward, sometimes I do and sometimes I dont but I have found suicide is not the answer. Suicide makes other people lives suck because they have lost someone they care about. It sounds like you can talk to your Mom, that is something that doesnt suck in your life, most people cant talk about things with anyone or they dont have anyone talk too. Ditto what Elizabeth said, keep reaching out to someone, keep writing here. This board has been slow lately but I pop in once in awhile, cant always find the words to help but Im here to listen.
How tall are you? How much do you weigh now? Its not healthy to be under by too much. Which I know but still try to lose weight myself. If you should get sick, being under weight can affect how well you recover.
Im really just trying to find words to help you but as I write them I know them to true for myself also, its hard to write them if I dont follow them myself. I know all the bad sides of being under weight yet I still try. I feel like a hypocrite trying to encourage you to gain the weight, which you should, we both should be at a healthy weight. Your doctor is trying to help you, take her advice, she sounds like she cares.
Im sorry I dont have the words tonight, struggling myself these days. KateView Thread
Being on Prednisone can make you gain weight, my daughter was on them. It all depends on the dosage and your not going to be on them for ever. You may gain weight but once your off them the weight will too come off. It may not be that much or not at all. If it helps your pain, take them. It is scary but you will be ok.
Im no expert but your eating doesnt sound that bad. Maybe add fruit or maybe a healthy snack. Being 188, waking up to 185 could just be your body. Few pounds here or there I would not be concerned. I honestly dont think we weight the same through out the day.
Hope that helped a little. Maybe someone has a better advice.
Sometimes the people close to us, dont know what to say or how to help. They want to help but they just dont know how to help. Thats were a therapist can help, look for one that has some experiences with eating disorders. Its good that you are talking about it. Your not alone in your struggles, you dont need to suck it up. This board has been slow lately but there are more out there that feel the same way you do.
Is there something that happen around the time this all started that is making you eat like this. Most eating disorder come from something in our lives that make us turn to food for forget about it or this is way we deal with it. Its just not a healthy way. Some people turn to comfort food to make ourselves feel better but to do it in excessive like you are, there could be more too it than just comfort food. Have you tried talking to a friend or someone close to you for help or advice? KateView Thread
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