Hi everyone, I think I posted on here once about a year ago. I'm in my first year of uni and I am finding it completely overwhelming. I've had problems with eating/ food for the past 5 years and since coming to uni I've become completely stuck in a restricting/ purge/ binge cycle and I've no idea how to break out of it. My workload is high and I've fallen completely behind- I can't concentrate and I'm so tired all the time. Going out with friends if it involves food in anyway, food shopping and just socialising is so hard. I hadn't realised before I came how difficult I was going to find it and I feel completely out of my depth and so low. I have no support here- I started seeing my home GP last year but since coming to uni I haven't spoken to anyone about it and I feel so isolated. I'm living with "friends" next year and I know this needs sorting before then as I'm not sure I can keep this hidden living with other people. I'm terrified of asking for help. I just don't even know where to start. Hope you're all OK.
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posted: 12.06.2011 message:
hey im sorry to hear your struggling so much! i dont know how much advice i can give im sorry.. but i really really think you need to ask for help.. see if there is a doctor in the area? from personal experience.. everything changed for me when i asked for help! when i got support.. it wasnt as difficult!! and a year on.. im almost there!!!! Uni is meant to be like the best years of your life!!! you dont want to waste it do you? you got so much ahead of you!! stay strog and im always here if you need to talk xxx
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posted: 16.06.2011 message:
Thanks for the reply :) I'm a bit stuck with the GPs at the moment, the next appointments I can get are after term has finished and I'll be back home. I've put it off and put it off and just got myself completely stuck! I do feel like I'm wasting uni, the stupid thing is that I really do want to stop, but as soon as I've eaten anything or am faced with a social situation involving food I completely panic and can't think of anything but restricting/ purging etc. I don't know, I guess I just feel very overwhelmed by it at the moment. Well done on being almost there- that's so good! :) Hope you're ok. x