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I'm not sure where to go for help...

Rachel11

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Hi to anyone reading this,

I have been very controlled (or so I thought) with my eating habits, calorie/fat intake. I also tend to exercise excessively. I hadn't even noticed there was any issue or concern until my mum, sister and partner recently approached me about their concern.
I have realised that my behaviours aren't normal, I pretend I've eaten food, chew food and spit it out just so I can taste things that I won't allow myself to eat, a wave of panic takes over anytime a suggestion is made to go out for meals or even to go food shopping and I can't eat food if I don't check the contents of it. I am a 'normal' weight so I have always denied that anything could be wrong with me, and to be honest this is a factor of whats making me feel so embarrassed about trying to admit there is a problem. I feel guilty when I've eaten and feel the need to take fat metobolisers to stop me from piling on the pounds.

I'm not sure where is best to go for help...I have a feeling a GP will just tell me it's nothing serious because I'm a normal healthy weight, I'm just scared I'm going to take it further if I don't stop it soon.

Thanks for any help you can give,

Rachel

Posted on February 09, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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squirke3

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re: I'm not sure where to go for help...

Hi, I think it is really good that you have come out and approached someone about this before it gets out of control.
The GPs do not really understand, from my experience you have to keep going to the drs and asked to be referred to some sort of therapy, it is not fair for you to go through this alone. This may if you take early action prevent long term repercussions if it develops further.
Catch annie before it is Fatal.
Go to your drs, speak to your parents tell them how your feeling and stay positive. As I am a recovering anorexic for 6 years, it has been a tough challenge and I wish mine was caught sooner.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

flapjacksarnie

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re: I'm not sure where to go for help...

Hi Rachel,
it definitely sounds like your behaviours towards food and eating aren't normal and it's a really positive thing that you have recognized that. GPs seem to always be a bit hit and miss when it comes to eating problems, but I strongly advise that you go to the GP anyway as they may be able to refer you to some sort of therapy in your area which may help. If you are very worried about going to the GP I suggest that you go with your Mum or sister so that they can support you - it will then be the word of two against one! I think that it would also be important to say that the behaviours are really affecting your life and you want to get help before it gets horribly out of hand. I would also say that it's important to tell them that you felt reluctant about coming because you are scared they won't take you seriously - this will make them think twice before you even tell them what's been going on! You could also try and look for a self help group in your area. Best of luck, Eva xxxx

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM