Hi there~~ I hope this is an okay board for this. I would appreciate advice from differing sources, because I'm getting mixed messages. It's really just between me and a friend, but it's been bugging me and I don't really know what to think.
Okay, so: my friend thinks I'm not eating enough, and that I will absolutely have a heart attack and die within the next 24 hours. I think this is silly.
I've struggled with eating disorders in the past, yes. I still do; I am plagued by disordered thoughts, and it's difficult to deal with sometimes. HOWEVER, I am doing really well right now, especially in comparison to some of the dumb things I've done before. I am eating every day, and keeping everything down, too. My weight hovers around ~95 lbs (I'm 18, 4'11), whereas previously it had been in the low 80s. I even eat desserts! It's pretty great. I'm a long way from accepting myself, but I don't think I'm in danger.
I have to mention that **THERE ARE WEIRD HEALTH THINGS HAPPENING** that may/may not have to do with my nutrition. I am very, very tired, and usually sleep upwards of 15 hours a day. (This is not a new thing.) My joints hurt - sometimes enough to wake me up, and definitely enough to keep me from kneeling or crouching. This is a ~mystery ailment~ and I really don't know why it's happening. I guess the last major thing is that my lips are extremely chapped - I think I have Cheilitis. I've been slathering them in chapstick and cocoa butter, which I think has helped. I have read this can be linked to eating disorders but v
So, what do you think? Am I crazy? Am I going to keel over? I'd really appreciate a second opinion~~