From the ages of about eleven to sixteen I suffered from an eating disorder (anorexia with bulimic tendencies was what I was eventually diagnosed with, as purging disorder wasn't very well known at the time) and I'm worried that when I go to university in September and am away from people watching what I eat I'll slip back into that. I never really went through recovery, I was underweight but not dangerously and my doctor couldn't be bothered to force me to go to sessions so I stopped going at sixteen because I never found them helpful and lied through them.
What made me 'better' was getting an illness that caused terrible pain that made me just want to nourish my body so it would get better, which I have now realised, after getting to a 'healthy' (read: horrible) weight, will not happen.
Will the freedom of being away from family cause me to get bad again? What can I do?
Eating Disorder at Uni Watch
- Thread Starter
- 31-03-2011 02:32
- 31-03-2011 02:35
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- 31-03-2011 02:43
This is a pivotal moment for you, BelletEtLeBette. Personally my eating disorder was exacerbated by loneliness. You MUST bear this is mind. Being isolated CAN be detrimental. However, it is not necessarily detrimental to you. Some people feel liberated. Free.
Basically, my advice is... wait and see. If your disorder starts to rear its head, then really nip it in the bud. Circumstances vary wildly, but regardless of your situation, I'm sure you can overcome it, you seem like an intelligent and wonderful person.