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Old 11-26-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Arrow i need help, i think i'm developing an ED and i don't know what to do

I never would have thought that I would develop an ED. I was completely 'normal' and had a healthy relationship with food until last year when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis/crohn's (my doctor is still unsure which disease I have). My parents have become very controlling over what I put into my mouth because they believe it will reduce the risk of having a flare up. I began feeling out of control this summer and began to restrict my food intake. And then I began getting cravings for sweets so I started chewing and spitting out my food. My doctor also put me on prednisone, and whenever I did get the munchies I would pinch myself and look at pictures of thinspo to keep myself from eating. I'm still at a healthy weight - I'm 17 years old, 5'6, and 122 lbs (I used to be 138 before I was diagnosed with IBD)- but I am still very afraid because my older sister was bulimic and my cousin died because of her anorexia. How do I stop my problem from becoming bigger?

 
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