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re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By appleboxmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 326, member since Wed Mar 21, 2007
On Wed Jul 30, 2008 04:07 PM
fantastic post, thank you for this.
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By MISSELEGANT Comments: 242, member since Tue Jan 31, 2006
On Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:24 AM
Hi everybody...

I think this is a brilliant post:)..

Having an eatin disorder is a very hard job but to recover is even harder,but it is well worth it..i havent fully recoverd yet but im on my way..

I have been sick the past year..but i got so bad i was pu into a hospital where i got pu on a feedin tube for 10 weeks..:(:(..i then had to go into a specialised clinic..at first i was very scared about what they where doin to me..bu now i relise they where just saving my life as i nearly died a few times while i was in hospital..i have now been in the clinic for nearly 30 weeks..its been alot of hard work bu slowly i am startin to get back to my old lovely life..:):):):)!!

Good luck to everyone on the raod to recovery ..

U can all do it!!


Love Niamh xxxx
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By gingerjigger Comments: 282, member since Wed Apr 13, 2005
On Tue Nov 11, 2008 04:27 PM
reading this was just what I needed tonight I think! thanks to everyone that has posted on this wall. it's good to know that everyone is still working at it, I keep hopeing for a magic wand to fix it all but there isn't one and hearing that other people are working towards the same goal of health is very motivating!
you meet alot of people in hospital and its good when you see your friends getting better and starting to finally get there yourself!
hope this doesn't sound to cheesy but to all that read this keep trying - it can be hard but I know it's got to be worth it for good health!
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By BrokenBoundaries Comments: 5, member since Thu Feb 26, 2009
On Thu Feb 26, 2009 02:18 PM
Wow this is amazing, I never knew it was so easy to find help. Its just really hard to take that first step
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By dancing4air Comments: 1, member since Sat Mar 07, 2009
On Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:24 AM
To find support from so many others who have dance in their lives is important; not because as dancers we have certain pressures related to body image, but because I think the hardest part of my battle with anorexia was having to give up dance as my body simply couldn't handle it any more.
Going into hospital was the scariest, most aweful experience of my life; but it saved me. I think in being hospitalized, you have to realize at some point, Anorexia isn't worth it.
So good job guys on the support network! :)
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By medalgirl_11member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 295, member since Sat Feb 24, 2007
On Thu Jul 16, 2009 07:07 PM
This was great to read. I don't have an ED myself, but one of my best friends that I've practically grown up with has been in hospital for a year with an ED but won't talk much about what happens in the hospital where she is staying and how life is for her when she is out of the hospital.

Thanks for a great post!! :)
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By Allymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3200, member since Sun Dec 11, 2005
On Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:21 AM
Edited by Ally (147405) on 2009-07-31 00:25:52
After going to a rough patch lately, I feel like OP should be discussed a little more.

OP=Outpatient
Generally you have a team. A therapist, a nutritionist, and an actual doctor. You will visit your clinic and meet with the team 2 to 3 times a week. When there you will have your vitals taken (weight, blood pressure, where I went you had to give a urine sample each time(icky I know but it checks electrolytes), blood sample, temp) You will meet with the doctor who will talk about you how you are doing, ie passing out. There is a lot of focus on heart problems. I had an EKG done the first day. Talk about your electrolytes and consequences of it. She/He will then give that info to the nutritionist who will look at your food journals(I always forgot to bring mine) and will see how you are doing, what you need more of in regards to nutrition. Discuss your meal plan, caloric goals, talk about exchanges you can have. Then you will meet with your therapist. I met with mine on a separate day. They will have the info from your nut. and dr. and you will discuss that in addition to what you need to resolve mentally, ie trauma, PTSD, grief, OCD...a myriad of things to try to get you mentally healthy as possible. A lot of places have group. I never went.
But that is about it. Feel free to add, it is late so I probably left
stuff out
***important last thing. If you are not progressing in your recovery with outpatient they will probably suggest you look into resi. Or in some cases, if you are sent to the hospital (heart rate, electrolytes, passing out,refusal of food, needing a tube, needing and IV, etc) for an extended period they will probably suggest Resi.

If anyone has any questions about Resi. there is an awesome facebook group with reviews of a ton of places.
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By pols Comments: 879, member since Thu Apr 26, 2007
On Mon Aug 17, 2009 04:55 AM
If anyone wants to know about inpatient treatment in Australia feel free to PM me. It is quite hard to get help in Australia although it is becoming a bit better. I went through hospitalisation here last year and am happy to answer any questions about it.

I also have to add that hospitalisation is only the beginning of recovery. I am not posting more on this board because I am still going through it and do not want to say anything that would turn anybody off treatment.

Treatment will save your life and as much as you might hate it, if you need to be in hospital you will feel safe and cared for there.
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By cheekychesca Comments: 159, member since Sun Jan 23, 2011
On Wed Nov 09, 2011 03:57 PM
wow there's so much help here and support. I'm usually stuck to the disco boards but decided to have a little browse around and came across this. such a good post, is really what i need.
Remember there's not just anorexia, there's bulimia which took over my life completely. It felt like some devil trying to control me. Unfortunetly i developed this after anorexia. I am a normal weight now and therefore everyone thinks im fine but behind everything, its one big addictionand nightmare. I now see an ed therapist every two weeks and even she don't understand me...i'm on my own kind of... but one thing i've learnt is to take day by day and when that little voice is talking to you, you tell it to shut up.
sorry, i do go on a lot. just wanted to write a few feelings.

lots of love
chesca
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By samsam24 Comments: 20, member since Wed Nov 11, 2015
On Wed Nov 11, 2015 04:54 PM
Its good your posting this my sister went throught it was terrible
re: The Ins and Outs of Eating Disorder Recovery
By mallika Comments: 4, member since Mon Oct 23, 2017
On Wed Oct 25, 2017 05:24 AM
Edited by mallika (296051) on 2017-10-25 05:27:27
I was suffering from eating disorder for almost 4 months. My weight fluctuation was too high. I was depressed, lethargic & overeating at times. I ignored the symptoms and assumed they were because of the pressure at my work. Finally when I got into critical health condition, I consulted a physician at a nearby clinic. I even took a second opinion from an online doctor at justdoc.com . The doctors suggested that I was suffering from Bulimia Nervosa.
Then I underwent treatment for 3 months.Usually the treatment has three aspect to it -

1. Medication - To control anxiety & mood swings
2. Nutrition - TO restore & stabilize weight
3. Psychotherapy -To resolve the underlying cause of sleeping disorder
4. Monitoring - To monitor the cause of the issue and provide a corrective measure

As per the doctor, the condition is either hormonal issue or a life style disease. So incase you are facing similar issues please consult a doctor.

Feel free to PM me, if you need any help. :)
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