Thread: Anorexia
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Old November 24th, 2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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Name: Anna
Join Date: August 27, 2013
Location: U.S.A.
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Default Re: Anorexia

I think you're very brave for seeking help. The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. I know you seem lost right now, but trust me things will get better. I'd suggest seeking the help of a nutritionist (who can help you plan meals, because at this point your ED has control over you, and unfortunately I'm not sure if you should trust yourself with providing your body with nutrients). Also, get yourself an ED specialist; normal doctors tend to be very uneducated about eating disorders, and often are not sure how to help you succeed in treatment. Finally, and this is what helped me the most, get a counselor (again preferably an ED specialist); they can help you work on the root of your ED, help you discover why you needed that part of you in your life. If necessary, more intense treatment, like IOP or residential treatment might be helpful.

I hope this helps and I wish you luck! If you ever need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to message me!

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