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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 12:31:18 pm
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July 23, 2005, 9:15 am CDT

Anorexia

I am 48 and my doctors think I have a eating disorder.  I just don't want to eat.  i lost over 60 pounds because of problems following a hysterectomy but don't think i look any different even though clothes don't fit.  It's easier to not eat than deal with a possible intestional obstruction.  i have an ileostomy and that coupled with the heat of the deep south make dehydration a problem.
 
July 26, 2005, 6:18 am CDT

Anorexia

My name is Hailee, and im 16 years old, ive had an eating disorder for a few years now. But not ready to recover yet. I just want some support to get ready and wanna hear other people their story's so if you have one plz share it. You wont get worse of it.

Love, Hailee.

 
July 29, 2005, 3:42 pm CDT

Anorexia

Quote From: emarumom

I am 48 and my doctors think I have a eating disorder.  I just don't want to eat.  i lost over 60 pounds because of problems following a hysterectomy but don't think i look any different even though clothes don't fit.  It's easier to not eat than deal with a possible intestional obstruction.  i have an ileostomy and that coupled with the heat of the deep south make dehydration a problem.

Boy don't I know what the deep heat of the south feels like--- I'm in Houston texas which is gah, SOO HOT!

 

But hun, if your doctors think you have it...then you very well may have. Have you stop to think that maybe you might be in denial? Has any of the 'fears' seem huge now (thinking about eating food), any irrational thinking patterns? Try the EAT test (online eating disorder test), if anything research up on it because chances are--- you might be in denial or not yet recognizing an on-set of a problem.

 

Try and get a handle on this before it gets out of control...can you imagine yo-yo weight (lost & gains of 50 pounds over and over) due to refeeding & then getting out--starting over etc? Can you imagine health problems even worse than what you have (trust me they get worse and so bad that you probably may not come out of it alive-- I ought to know). It might help to seek some professional help (2nd opinion) from some specialist that deals with Eating disorder and see what they have to say. Go with an open mind and learn from this.

Check this site out... this kills me everytime & my friend is on there right now

http://www.somethingfishy.org/memorial/memorial.php

 

good luck & god bless

jenny

 
August 4, 2005, 7:04 am CDT

Anorexia

Quote From: hailee321

My name is Hailee, and im 16 years old, ive had an eating disorder for a few years now. But not ready to recover yet. I just want some support to get ready and wanna hear other people their story's so if you have one plz share it. You wont get worse of it.

Love, Hailee.

hey i know you have had this message here for quite a bit and are probley so frustrated and feel so alone but you aren't!!!!!  I am sorry i should have responded when i first saw your message and didn't.

 

do you know why you aren't ready to recover yet do you have a reason?  Do you not think that since you came on here and posted that you want to be ready more then you think?  I think that you want it but your scared of it and that's whay you say that you aren't ready to recover.  i can see why you are saying that because you feel like you havae something that belongs to you and you don't want to give it up.  have you not noticed yet that you really belong to this it doesn't belong to you, your not controling it, it is controling you!!! 

 

Does anyone know that you struggle or are hiding it still? 

 

I have struggled with an ED since just before i turned 13 and am not almost 24 well if this would have been one day less then a week ago I would have had something so different to share with you about how i am doing now.  just then i wanted so bad to disappear which i am sure sometimes you feel that way don't you?  anyway so i finally had to look at myself and the child in me that has been so scared and bruised and put aside and say i am sorry!!!  I kept saying i don't know if i am ready i don't want to give this up i am so scared but you have no idea the difference there is in my life just in less then a week!!!!  I mean it is so different!!!!  you can do this and you want it more then you know.  i guess the question is do you want this eating disorder or do you want your health and your life?  is control and having something that belong to you really worth you losing what matters the most your life!!  please just think about these things and i am sure there are a lot of these things you think about but what is the you inside really crying out for?  you can do this!!!!  I would never want to see you live your life as long as i lived my like this it can change it can be different.  you don't want to be in the hospitle hooked up to iv's and all of htat now do you? 

 

well maybe this isn't quite what you wanted but well it is from my heart.  I have so much more i could probley say but for now this will be good!!

 

you can do it!!!!  you can give up the one thing you feel you want so much and when you give it up you will have gained the greatest thing your life!!!!!

 
August 4, 2005, 6:28 pm CDT

so scared

  i was watching TV today and the past couple of days and all i have seen  are reports about weight lose, gain, how to lose weight, and a new show being aired on fx about ridiculing eating disorders and giving more misunderstanding to eating disorders, as if we need help being misunderstood.  

  i have fought this miserable illness for twenty five years and the last two days have been awful, I'm so scared if i start eating again i may explode! I'm feeling very anxious, at work today all anyone could talk about is there weight, complaining about how fat they are, even if there not. so i make my plans to lose more and to be perfectly thin. i get on the scale at least four times after i get home from work and twice in the morning and eat as little as possible. what are we going to do, no one understands the illness and even the size 10's think there fat, so TV continually says you need to lose more weight and we keep believing it's true and people die everyday of so called heart attacks, when they actually died of an eating disorder. when will it stop?  

 
August 11, 2005, 6:47 pm CDT

help

help me please i  am 16 and just been diagnosed with anorexia what does it do exactly i mean i no that you don't eat please someone help me  

JEssi 

 
August 12, 2005, 7:42 am CDT

Anorexia

Quote From: angel_jess

help me please i  am 16 and just been diagnosed with anorexia what does it do exactly i mean i no that you don't eat please someone help me  

JEssi 

Anorexia Nervosa is a mental disorder in which the person refuses to eat , or cuts back on so much food that they are 15% under the average body weight(aka bmi of 17.5 or lower) It's not that anoretics do not eat, it is the fact that they have rules as to what they can eat, when they can eat, how much of each substance they can eat. Anoretics are highly concerned about their weight even when they are below weight. 

Iyou have naturally a high-metabolism and are naturally at a bmi of 17.5 then you are not Anorexic. As well, if you have amenorhea(sp?) meaning you have not gotten your period over a few months then that is another sign of Anorexia.  If you do count calories, or obsess about your weight almost 24/7, and your fear of gaining weight interrupts your life then that is what Anorexia Nervosa is. 

  

Signs that someone suffers from Anorexia Nervosa: 

15% below average body weight for their height 

refuses to eat 

extreme fear of gaining weight 

loss of menstration over 4 months 

becomes distant-does not enjoy socializing 

  

hope it helps...  

P.S these are just from my knowledge through my counselors and such- if you want more information google it. 

  

 
August 16, 2005, 2:17 pm CDT

EATING DISORDER

FOR A WHILE NOW I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT HAVING AN EATING DISORDER.I TOLD MY MOTHER AND SHE SAID DONT DO NOTHIN STUPID LIKE THAT AND I STILL WAS THINKING BUT JUS NOW WHEN I READ ABOUT ALL THE THINGS IT CAN DO TO ME I THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT IT....THANK YOU DR.PHIL
 
August 23, 2005, 7:55 pm CDT

weight loss

It seems that everyone is obsessed with losing weight.  Either they want to and can not or they have some type of eating disorder.  My problem is that I can not gain weight.  I have looked all over the Internet to find a web site to help but the only ones are for men to build up their muscle mass.  Everyone seems to think I have some kind of eating disorder because I am so tiny( I'm 5ft 6inches and 103 lbs)!  I have always been small and always been teased about it.  It seems the entire world is worried about how overweight people are treated.  What about the people who are ridiculed for being too thin?  I am so sick of hearing that I need to eat!  I honestly eat all the time and do not gain weight.  But it seems there are no weight gain programs like there are weight loss programs!  Any suggestions?  

 
September 7, 2005, 12:00 pm CDT

Anorexia

Quote From: dkeller

It seems that everyone is obsessed with losing weight.  Either they want to and can not or they have some type of eating disorder.  My problem is that I can not gain weight.  I have looked all over the Internet to find a web site to help but the only ones are for men to build up their muscle mass.  Everyone seems to think I have some kind of eating disorder because I am so tiny( I'm 5ft 6inches and 103 lbs)!  I have always been small and always been teased about it.  It seems the entire world is worried about how overweight people are treated.  What about the people who are ridiculed for being too thin?  I am so sick of hearing that I need to eat!  I honestly eat all the time and do not gain weight.  But it seems there are no weight gain programs like there are weight loss programs!  Any suggestions?  

I hope this doesn't come accross in a bad way cause i really don't mean it to but i just think maybe you posted this on the wrong board. What you said can be really triggering for those of us who are struggling w/ anorexia, not to mention that you probobly won't get much (if any) advice on gaining weight considering our problem is the opposite of yours and that we are obsessed w/ losing weight.  Just my thoughts :)
 
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