Do you have an eating disorder?

United States
February 26, 2007 2:51pm CST
I do. I had it under control for a long time until recent issues that have caused it to get out of control again. I have Anorexia Nervosa and at times have Bulimia Nervosa. Most of the time it is just the anorexia when it gets out of control. I will first start off with bulimia when I get stressed, but when it gets out of control then the anorexia is the main one. I am in therapy and have recently gotten out of an outpatient treatment where I would have to go there to eat so that I can gain some weight back. I know that this is an illness and something that I have to deal with the rest of my life. I pretty much am in control over it until something bad happens in my life. Does anyone else experience this? How do you cope with it? How do you deal with it? Any feedback on your experiences would be helpful for me.
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@Asheka (107)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
I'm about in the same boat, except my last boyfriend "saved" me and so I've more than gained my weight back...Really sucks in my opinion as it just brought everything back...I've been fighting with anorexia, I dumped bulimia about a year before I went out with the above mentioned boyfriend as the easiness of it scared the hell out of me, although when I have a binge fit I definitely have to fight with myself all the reasons NOT to just do it...just that one time..... I never went into treatment, hospitals scare me waaaay too much, and I hid it pretty well, and still do really. How long have you had your's for? I'm 21 and have had it since about age...15 I think...not 100% sure as I never really knew what I was doing....
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I'm 37 years old and have had it since my teen years. I'm am currently in an outpatient treatment program. I just started today matter of fact. I hope that your ED gets better and you can become more healthier.
@Asheka (107)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
Thank you very much. I hope so as well, but I suppose it will when I'm ready for it to get better...I hope your out-patient treatment goes well. I've read a couple books on EDs and I never seem to 'fit' with any of the stories....*shrugs*
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
26 Feb 07
My only eating problem is eating too much. I do love food. I certainly hope you get some good feedback on what others with eating disorders do to control them. P.S. It's nice to see you back and posting again.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Thank you Claudia for responding. It is good to be posting again. I did send you a message here so you know what has been going on.