Anorexia help and support

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Avatar f tn Are you getting help for your depression? And the anorexia? Please tell me you are. You've been through a horrible time and you need all the support you can get.
869670 tn?1239964618 The next step is to tell someone in your life who you trust and, with their support, to get professional help. You can start with your family doctor. But he or she will, hopefully, refer you to someone who is an expert in eating disorders. You can also try attending a meeting of OA. Just look for Overeater's Anonymous in your phonebook to find out where the next meeting is.
5664897 tn?1375480696 Try the way you said and see, but you may still need psychological support and/or advice from a nutritionist about eating healthily.
5061022 tn?1363018223 You just need to have faith and have the support. Keeping a positive frame of mind is very important. You got this! Try getting back on schedule with your eating habits. That's #1 concern right now. When you start doing better with that than you can start worrying about exercising. Your a beautiful girl. I'm here for you.
Avatar f tn My friend has been diagnosed with anorexia. She is fifteen and eats less than 500 calories a day. Getting changed for PE her stomach is concave and her ribs stick out. I'm really worried about her and want to know if there's anything I can do to help her get better. Please help!
918035 tn?1274644533 my best friend, best friends mum and people none of my family have realised they sometimes realise that i hardly eat but not that often and they sometimes say stuff like im wasting away but they have never said that im anorexic or anything i have been trying to get better on my own but it seams like when i go back to ana (anorexia) its worse than it was before these past few weeks have been hell and i just cant cope anymore today ive had about 300kl and i feel really guilty for eating ..
Avatar f tn Yes you can have stomach pain along with many other symptoms. Anorexia and Anorexia Nervosa are actually two different things.. Anorexia is simply not eating, it doesn't necessarily mean you don't WANT to eat, just a lack of eating for whatever reason. Anorexia Nervosa (what people are usually talking about when they use the term Anorexia) is when you don't eat because you think you are fat, or you have a strong fear of gaining weight.
Avatar f tn And that you do not feel you are worthy of food, of being loved, and of deserving support. And these are the very reasons for you to reach out for help. Your screen name: “Stop hate, start love” is perfect for you. Stop hating yourself; start loving yourself. It begins with you. Wishing you’ll ask for help even though you don’t feel like it!
Avatar f tn I have suffered depression, anxiety and anorexia for 17 years, i have recently relapsed on the anorexia and my mood is quickly getting worse. I feel useless and helpless, like i want to just give up, run away from everything, or worse. I don't know what to do any more.
Avatar n tn You sound like me in many ways. I am 36 and have had type 1 for 11 years now. I suffered from bullemia and anorexia in highschool, and to this day it still haunts me. It has helped me though in monitoring carbs. But I am much healthier now. In a way, type 1 hit me with the reality of needing to look after myself, to love myself. I am the only one who can control what I do. I am an obsessive exerciser also. (type A personality, typical Virgo!
Avatar n tn I'm a 27-year-old female and I "recovered" from severe anorexia after in-patient treatment in 2005. I'm 5'3" tall and weighed in the low 70s before treatment. After treatment, I was eating about 1850 calories a day and weighed just under 100 pounds (still low, I know). I continued eating about that much and exercised a bit more (but not much), and by spring 2006, my weight had dropped for some unknown reason to about 83 pounds. I was secretly pleased but disturbed.
Avatar f tn i have been suffering from Anorexia for five years, and the last two of those years developed bulimia as welll. im 23 years old. after 5 years, i broke down and asked my mom for help, becasue my hair is falling out and my weight has consumed everry part of my life, I cant be happy or function if my bodies not tiny and thin.
918035 tn?1274644533 Hopefully, you could talk to your mom or dad. You need to get some professional help and support. You need to see a medical doctor just to check on your overall medical condition and growth. You also need to see a psychotherapist to help you express your feelings and needs and find effective coping skills to address life's challenges. Individuals recover from anorexia all the time. You are young. You have your life before you. I personally had anorexia from age 11-15.
Avatar f tn Entering treatment can be a stressful and confusing time, and the support of your friends and family should help make the transition easier. If you need help deciding what you should do you can take our free eating disorder survey at This should help you figure out whether you need help or not. If you need to talk about options you can give us a call 24/7 at 818.585.1775 Peace & Luck, Dr.
Avatar f tn Dear Meg34, You can go home. Colleges honor Anorexia as a medical withdrawal. With your current symptoms, you need support. You probably need an eating disorder treatment program: outpatient day treatment, residential treatment or possibly inpatient treatment. Go to your campus’ health center for your physical symptoms. Ask to speak with a counselor at school who has experience with eating disorders. The health center and counselor can help assist you to get the proper treatment.
Avatar m tn Just noting that long term eating disorders and specifically anorexia can lead to the same body system shut downs that starvation would. They lose muscle mass including cardiac. It can become dangerous. So, I'm glad she is reaching out for help.
Avatar n tn In such cases force feeding is not required. However, yes, constant effort of the medical team and support of friends and relatives goes a long way in helping a person recover. However, people may agree or disagree with this line of thought and hence as I said earlier, it is a highly debatable topic. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn Possibly research support groups in your area like OA, EDA, or others. Get a good support group of friends and have them help you by asking them to come over for meals, or going out to eat with them. Find a hobby and try and stay busy, or more importantly, out of the house where you don't have access to unlimited food. Try going to a bookstore or looking on line for some books you can read. "When Food is Love" is a good book.
179856 tn?1333547362 I was just reading about Portia DeRossi's anorexia and it says when she was down to 82 pounds she "was told she was suffering from a handful of serious conditions: osteoporosis, organ failure, cirrhosis of the liver and the auto-immune disease lupus." how would anorexia cause cirrhosis does anybody know? I'm just curious because I never heard of that before and was wondering how it was related.
Avatar f tn There are free support groups for you and free support groups for family members. There are some great books for you and your parents. In addition, there are some treatment facilities that are givng scholarships for eating disorder treatment. Asking for help and support is a vital part of recovery. To learn more about eating disorders visit the bella vita website.
Avatar n tn I read both posts and I can only say she is in need of immediate psychiatric help. I would suggest going with her to the local mental health clinic for support. Perhaps if there are other people that know her you can enlist their help as well. If this doesn't work out she could be hospitalized just for the fact she is suicidal and injurious to herself but see if you can encourage her in a supportive manner to seek psychiatric help because it will help with her recovery.
Avatar f tn s happening, they need to help and support you in every way, and therapy is needed to address your anxiety. Ask them to take you to the doctor and let them hear what is said, and what you need to do as a family to help you thru this. They need to hear for themselves what is going on so they can better understand. The vomiting is not healthy, the stomach acid erodes tooth enamel and the esophagus, so they need to get to the bottom of this right away.
Avatar n tn Does she still have help,therapy? I would advise her to talk to them,they can help her with losing weight healthy and/or the worrying about it.
Avatar f tn Proper nutrition is the goal in treating Anorexia. Food is medicine. To learn more about anorexia and treatment options, visit the bella vita website.
Avatar m tn know what to do about him, because he has like, no muscle mass left on him! He says he is experiencing aches and pains all over, and he is blind in hsi left eye, and has had surgery to move the muscle so that his eye looks the right way, because it crossed inward before. But I have heard this happens to other people as well. It is dizziness/vision blacking out, and last time the searing pain brought him to his knees. And he said last time that the pain was in his right eye.