Eating Disorder Recovered Bees?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

hey lady, I’m so sorry to hear you’re still dealing with this. It’s ridiculous that your insurance won’t cover you seeking an appropriate level of treatment for a serious illness because of an arbitrary weight requirement. what kind of therapy have you done before? you may have success contacting your insurance company and asking for referrals to a therapist or psychologist who specializes in eating disorders, addiction, and/or trauma. without knowing you, I don’t know what triggered your ED, but it’s possible you may have some kind of underlying trauma that hasn’t been resolved. a trauma specialist could help with that. I am a therapist in PA, so I don’t have any local resources for you, but try your insurance company and your doctors for references. I wish you the best!!

Post # 4
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@future_mrs_s:  Finding the right treatment center is a huge deal. They will FIGHT your insurance company for coverage. 

 

It has to be the number one thing you want. No, money won’t help. Love won’t help. You need to get a treatment team (therapist, doctor, peers, etc.) and get your life back. 

 

If you have any other questions/want to talk, PM me.

 

I’ve been symptom free for 6 years 🙂

Post # 5
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@future_mrs_s:  Well……In a way, I sort of grew out of it and learned how to cope with the stress in my life in a positive way instead of just hiding from the world within the scope of the disease.

I’m 31 now but I struggled with anorexia for a solid period from the age of 19-22.  Though I’ve gone back into bad habits every now and then.  I’m currently getting outpatient therapy since the wedding has brought on a lot of body image issues and I’m struggling quite a bit.  The dangerous behavior is creeping back in.

The key to my recovery?  Recognizing when the bad behavior was starting up again and nipping it in the bud.  It was having the maturity to DEAL with my issues and actually want help.  

But, for me, it never truly goes away.  Not every day is a struggle but I still suffer a poor relationship with food and body image.  I just try to deal with it as best I can.

I’m sorry you’re going through this – PM me if you ever need support.

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