(Closed) i dont know if i have an eating disorder…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You need to see a doctor, like…. now. This is definitely an eating disorder. It seems like you have some severe body image issues as well. You are lucky in that the first step in healing, is admitting you have a problem. You should definitely see about getting a referral to a mental health professional. This is a serious issue.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not a psychologist, but have a grasp of eating disorders.

I think if you went to a psychologist they would diagnose you.

First off, you are restricting your diet. 800 calories is not enough and your diet is not healthy. Where are the fruits and vegetables?

Second, you are using excessive compensatory methods to control your weight. People automatically think that means puking, but excessive exercise, extreme diet restrictions count too (2-3x a day, especially if long workouts would qualify I imagine).

You attitudes and ideas about food, weight and image are not what I would consider healthy. How much of your day do you spend obsessing over this? And you say you’re depressed.

It is clearly impacting your life in a significant way. I think you have every right to consult a professional. And I would.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think you should talk to your doctor.  He can give you a professional opinion of your body make-up and help you work through this doubt. 

Please don’t think that you are the only person with self-doubt.  Most people have certain parts of their body that they would change or modify.  Your boyfriend is with you because of who you are as a person, not what type of body you have.  Your friends like you because of who you are as a person.  Keep that in mind.  You are worthy of being loved and cared for.

Please go see a professional.  They can help you.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

i completely know where you are coming from. i used to be the same way…i was “tiny” everyone would say and i would freak out if i ate certain things as well. and i would always see myself a little differently than others did. i would constantly eat celery and toast and random things and took in the same amount of calories you did. i used to tell myself that i would never weigh over 100 pounds especially before i graduated high school. and i never did weigh more than that.

you didn’t mention your age, but for some reason i think you might be a bit younger…just because these things are common issues young girls face, and not to mention the way that your bf is acting sounds pretty immature.

i was a little worse off in high school though i got to the point where i would throw up if i ate something and didn’t feel ‘thin’ afterwards. that was when my bf (future husband now) told me to swear to him to never throw up again. and i didn’t.

i got to the point that i’d feel more comfortable eating things, and would realize that you could eat more than 500-800calories a day and that a NORMAL intake is 1200-2000 calories a day.

the fact is…that no matter what you see when you look at yourself…according to bmi and certain calculators you should have a caloric intake (based on your height and weight) of 1800+ calories a day

don’t worry about the way you look…i guarantee you your gorgeous and i know sometimes looking at others can make you feel insecure. find your confidence and find your strength to live healthy

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Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Speak to a professional. Anorexia and Bulemia are certainly not the only types of eating disorders out there, any type of unhealthy food obsession is considered an eating disorder.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You do have a right to talk to a medical professional about how you are feeling.  If you can make an appointment to speak with your primary care doctor or a dietitian then you will be able to get the guidance you need to start back on a healthy track.  Here is a website that you can find some local resources so you can get help:

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-involved/

Don’t let thinking that this isn’t serious keep you from getting help.  It is serious and the fact that you recognize that it is a problem should tell you that you are ready for help.  Good luck and I hope you reach out and get the help that you need!!!!!! 

Also on a side note, him saying that he would stay with you if you “stayed this chubby” is not what I would consider stopping the hurtfull comments.  He needs to be supportive and not make any comments that are negative about your weight. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@babyboo:

i completely agree….eating disorders don’t just have one defined symptom and people who suffer from them don’t just fit one characteristic.

@sugarcube:

i do think this is unhealthy behavior and that if you need help you’ll get it and surround yourself with people who love you and care for you and think you are beautiful no matter what!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you are often sad and guilty, especially after eating it very much matters. If this consumes a significant portion of your day (thinking about food, your weight, your image, exercising, ect), it is troubling. By The Way many people with eating disorders don’t “pop” out as excessively skinny, so that IMO doesn’t mean you aren’t in a serious situation. And part of having an eating disorder often involves body image distortion so that the person thinks they are much bigger than they actually are.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hey sugarcube,

I have a Master’s in Clinical Social Work, which obviously draws me to posts like these. I highly suggest you seek help from a therapist… and don’t feel silly for doing so just because you don’t think you’re anorexic. Our challenges can’t always be categorized as easily as you may think, but I GUARANTEE you that there isn’t a therapist who specializes in women’s issues/body image that hasn’t seen someone with the same “symptoms” as you. You’re not alone! I clearly can’t make a diagnosis based on a blog post, but the first thing that popped up in my head from reading your post is something called “body dysmorphic disorder” which actually falls into a category called “somatoform disorders” under the DSM-IV. Whether it is or it isn’t, I can’t tell you but I think you should know that there is more to it than just “Am I anorexic or bulimic?” Either way, you should probably speak with a professional in your area to get a better understanding of your situation. Any good therapist will listen to what you have to say and empower you to make healthier choices for yourself. I wish you all the positive energy in the world! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Your health is a good enough reason to consult a professional.  You need to do so in order get healthy.  Skinny does not equall healthy.  I really hope you take everyone’s advice and seek out a professional who will help you.  You are worth more then brushing this under the rug.

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