It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Eating Disorder Recovery Message Board

Hospitalization for Anorexia Nervosa

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wedowee, Alabama, United States
Posts: 1
LexieAnn HB User
Hospitalization for Anorexia Nervosa

Okay, so I am 18 years old and female. I am currently under the care of a team of outpatient psychiatrists and a psychologist/therapist. I have anorexia with bulimic tendencies. I am rapidly losing weight after a relapse last week. Over the week I have lost 13 pounds. My therapist is probably going to hospitalize me against my will, since my parents can go to a judge and have him agree that I am not sane enough to make my own medical decisions although I am 18 years old.

What I am wondering is what hospitalization is like. Have any of you ever been hospitalized for an eating disorder? I'm really scared and I would love some knowledge of what intensive recovery is really like.

The following 3 users give hugs of support to: LexieAnn
gemsiegem (07-21-2011),Phoenix (07-14-2011),Sam852 (07-13-2011)
Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
Phoenix's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,903
Blog Entries: 33
Phoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB UserPhoenix HB User
Re: Hospitalization for Anorexia Nervosa

[QUOTE=LexieAnn;4773513 I'm really scared and I would love some knowledge of what intensive recovery is really like.[/QUOTE]

Hello LexieAnn,

Although I have never been inpatient, I would assume it is a disciplined approach to recovery.

I am thinking that monitoring of meals,supervised bathroom breaks,nutritional,psychological and group counseling,medication monitoring and reflection or relaxation time.

Adherance to the rules may be rewarded by special privileges also.

It may seem like a lot but please realize that these people are professionals;trained to handle ED's in a carefully structured environment.

When in doubt, post it out.

Old 07-21-2011, 02:08 AM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 4
gemsiegem HB User
Re: Hospitalization for Anorexia Nervosa

Hiya Lexieann,

I was an inpatient in a general ward and also in a mental health unit..
It was frightening when I was threatened with becoming an inpatient, I didn't know what to expect or anything.
I am not trying to scare you here but it was probley the worst experience of my life and I've been through some hard times. The whole reason behind anorexia is control, they take that away from you. You are told what you can and can not do just like a child, wheelchair everywhere, watched in the shower, watching eating meals, made to rest all the time and if you do not apply to this then you have a NG tube put down your nose into your stomach where they feed you with high calorie milky liquid which is filled with vitamins and all sorts.
I would not wish this on anyone, I had to learn the hard way and really do not want you to do the same. It is much easier to do this on your own accord and you will be so proud of your self for achieving this and so will I because it is hard and gets harder but when your outta anorexia's grips lots of things open up to you. You have the whole life ahead of you and could be anything you ever dreamt of.

My father was the one who set my anorexia off he called my a fat little freak this really affected me badly, I blamed my self for falling out with him so gave him a second chance he then called me stupid so now I know that it is not my fault and it is because he is a nasty person.
If you ever need to talk to release the anxiety or just for someone to talk to im always here x

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anorexia - Needing advice to move forward mjpd Eating Disorder Recovery 9 09-02-2010 07:03 PM
Anorexia Nervosa - dangers of low BMI mjpd Eating Disorder Recovery 4 08-22-2010 12:29 PM
Night sweats, menstrual issues, related to anorexia? Zendora Eating Disorder Recovery 4 04-14-2010 04:27 AM
anorexia nervosa, -HELP! courtz93 Eating Disorder Recovery 1 03-27-2009 02:55 PM
Is there a link between ANOREXIA & LOW WHITE BLOOD?...CONFUSED Taja7 Eating Disorder Recovery 2 01-06-2008 09:42 PM
Anorexia without being underweight???? nance484 Eating Disorder Recovery 4 06-10-2006 08:36 PM
The Glamour of anorexia *please read* what is truth Eating Disorder Recovery 5 10-12-2005 03:37 AM
Can this be anorexia?!! Meagan312 Eating Disorder Recovery 7 05-21-2005 07:24 PM
difference between anorexia and bulimia? musikplay Eating Disorder Recovery 1 05-19-2005 03:39 PM
what is orthorexia nervosa? SKAlee Eating Disorder Recovery 4 05-17-2003 04:54 PM

anorexia, anorexia treatment, bulimia, hospitalization

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:26 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!