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Old 11-27-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Eating Disorder - Dont know where to turn

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Well I'm Chris, and I have a form of autism called Aspergers Syndrome. I developed OCD around 3 years ago now, and it was during a very stressful period in my life. I radically changed my diet myself, because I was certain that specific foods were causing me to feel sick (Milk and Egg) and so I decided that all foods in the supermarket were going to contain these mostly. I took the chance and went vegan around 3 years ago, and when I developed the OCD I started to cut out even more foods from my diet.. mostly on grounds that they contained ingredients that I think are poisonous or would hurt me in some way. Been cutting loads of foods out, and now I feel weak and tired all the time. The original OCD was nothing to do with foods, but it sort of latched onto it and has caused this big mess.

Each time I eat food now, I start to panic and feel weak. I get migraines and panic attacks constantly. I went to see the nurse and she told me that I sounded a little anemic and to include some foods into my diet... which I cannot do due to the eating disorder. Ive gotten to the point now where by Im petrified to eat food, yet know I have to in order to keep my energy levels up and not collapse or something. I don't want to become ill, as this was all about the complete opposite.

Ive spoken to my Councillor, and she just told me that I should drink smoothies and put as much proteins into my diet as I can bear.. I don't know where to turn with this anymore.. its like nobody understands my problem, and I have absolutely no control over it.

Who can I turn to? What can I do to stop this going further?

Chris

 
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: Eating Disorder - Dont know where to turn

Hello there,

I suffered from Anorexia for a year when I was sixteen. To be frank, it was a year of hell. I was scared to eat, eating out was a complete nightmare, and I kept cutting food out of my diet, even vegetables and fruits. I was extremely malnourished and I was on the verge of dying (no joke). I understand how you feel: wanting to eat but are so scared to. I don't know what I can say to encourage you to eat because I won't be there while you are, but I can say that you are not alone. Many people go through this too. I think you should talk to a certified eating disorder psychiatrist. I had an amazing psychiatrist that helped me throughout my recovery. I'll admit that I struggle to this day, more to Bulimia though. It's not easy, it's not fun, but you'll have more energy and possibly more happy. I'm working towards the happy part myself. I hope in the future we could encourage each other because any eating disorder is hard to get through; why should we have to do it alone. If you ever have a question just send me a message.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: Eating Disorder - Dont know where to turn

Thanks Kai,

I really appreciate your reply and support. It's like a nightmare, and it feels like something that can't be treated even when its really bad like this.

I'll try seeing my doctor about going to see a specialist in eating disorders. Im not sure what they offer here in the UK, but Im sure there's definitely someone who could try at least helping me.

I'll keep you updated on how I get on

Thanks again for the support

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