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re: Another new person...

Hey thanks for your replies

I'm 19, but 20 this month. Not too sure how many sessions. The psychologist said that I would get self-help CBT to start with but if that didn't provide enough progress I would then start a course of one-on-one CBT, so I'm assuming it's more a case of seeing how it goes. I was offered group CBT though but felt far too nervous of talking about it with lots of others,

I like the idea of going food shopping with someone else,

Must say I don't like being in limbo waiting for the CBT, Im sure you know what I mean. It feels like Ive accepted that this is something I can't tackle alone but in the meantime there isn't a lot that can be done really; it's probably what has brought me to a low point> there was so much hype about the treatment but now it's come to a standstill. I too suffered mild depression at one point, and I think you're right, not eating enough certainly messes with your hormones enough to worsen the depression, and then the depression makes the eating even more disordered.

Sorry to sound incredibly naive but can I ask what sort of symptoms orthorexia consists of? Never heard much about it myself


Posted on January 04, 2013 at 2:29 PM

re: its just too hard


I can relate to your post so well as I feel I am in the exact same boat; one day it feels like I'm over it but the next it feels like I'm struggling with the ED.

Stay strong xx

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

re: Ok, so I do have a problem


Im sorry to hear you've been left somewhat alone in this.

It took me 3 different GPs to find one who offered help, so it may be worth trying a different one? The first helped me gain weight but wihtout any psychological input, the second gave me no sympathy whatsoever when I was in tears and very scared, but referred me for blood tests and nothing else. The third however was wonderful; she was so sympathetic and referred me to a specialist clinic.

I think you deserve help regardless of whether your case is 'complex' so try not to give up on it.

El xx

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 3:11 PM

re: almost recovered but feel like I'm very close to breaking point


I am at uni too (second year) and suffering bulimia but awaiting CBT. Moving away and starting to build your own life can be an incredibly exciting but also incredibly difficult experience.

I am at a low point as my ED as it is affecting relatioships with friends now, however a few weeks ago I told them about it and since then they have been a lot more laid back about my difficulties around food etc... I realise you haven't been there long but maybe when you develop some close relationships it may be worth telling people a bit about your past, just so that they are aware?

well done on getting through term one, I know I've said that uni can be stressful but it sounds like you'll have some great times ahead of you too and can meet some lovely people! Take care xxx

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM

re: I don't know how longer.

I am so sorry to hear that AN is taking such a toll on you.

I got help for anorexia and the main reason for doing so was because of the upset it caused my mum (I developed it at 16, am now almost 20).

I now have bulimia, because although anorexia was treated the underlying psychological causes were not. However I am on a waiting list for CBT and fingers crossed will bring an end to it the ED.

Anyway, in a nutshell I guess I am saying have you considered help? It would perhaps give you someone to turn to. I am not saying it would be a miracle cure but would hopefully help.

Hope you're okay, El xx

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

re: Does anyone elses ED do this!?


I am new here too and wish to get support here right up until I'm recovered which I like to think will happen to us all some day!

My patterns sound very similar to yours, except rather than altering after months it tends to be weeks for me. I started out with borderline anorexia 3 and half years ago and 2 years ago developed a non-purging subtype of bulimia. I am 19 now, 20 soon. My eating disordered behaviours have affected my relatioships and my work.

I hate it too and can totally sympathise with you. I feel like I've tried a lot to deal with my eating difficulties but am now on a CBT waiting list! Christmas is a particularly difficult time though, so hope you managed to get through it okay!


Posted on December 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Another new person...


I'm new here and guess I wanted to post to introduce myself. I developed borderline anorexia three and a half years ago, and two years ago it transformed almost overnight into a non-purging subtype of bulimia.

A few weeks ago I finally got the courage to go and get help and am now on a waiting list for self-help CBT but no idea how long the list is! Anyway, I am at a real low point with the ED and really struggling to keep going with it because, as you're all aware, it's a huge burden. My friends and family are wonderful but I don't think any of them can truly understand what it's like which is why I've come here both to get support and try and offer it.

I feel so alone and afraid and so sick of being ill even .


Posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

re: could really do with some help :(


I am suffering bulimia, having suffered anorexia before it developed into buli. I was told by my GP that sometimes anorexia can become bulimia and I'm not saying you have developed it but the binge eating cycle sounds very similar to me, especially if you have some sort of compensatory behaviour .

I found a book helpful called 'Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating' by Peter Cooper as it is excellent to relate to and has a huge section on recovery that might be of help

Also you could see your GP who can refer you for help but I know that's often easier said than done.

Best of luck, El xxxx

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

re: Ideas and tips....


I'm new here too and here for the same purpose as you, I'm desperate to try and put an end to my bulimia. Unfortunately I'm not greatly full of ideas other than that it may be worth trying to see a psychologist as oppose to a counselor as they would work very differently and offer different therapies that might be better for you personally?
I'm currently awaiting cognitive behavioural therapy but only just been put on their waiting list so don't know how long it'll be! Also, maybe you could find another outlet for your emotions - any hobbies such as artwork? Although no doubt you've tried to do this sort of thing before but it almost becomes an addiction . There is a book I might recommend though called 'Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Bing-Eating' by Peter Cooper; it may well help you) but is brilliant to relate to as it's so understanding, it really made me feel less alone.

Could you tell me a little about the emergency box idea? I've never heard of it but very keen for any tips whatsoever as I've tried so many times to tackle getting over bulimia alone but to no avail, I think I need to try some new things!

Thanks, El xxxx

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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