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I'm new here!

Hi, my name is HazelHeart41. I'm here because I'm in recovery for anorexia due to years of living in a fight or flight state. I'm out of that situation and I'm 8 months into recovery. I'm hoping to find others who have recovered or who are recovery.

#MightyTogether #EatingDisorder

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is harleighwayne. I'm here because I've struggled with mental and behavioral health all of my life, and ive isolated so much. I'm in recovery (which feels weird to say) and I want to make connections with other people and I guess make friends that understand. I believe that I am here because I essentially, am tired of doing this alone and ive realized I need to reach out, and that for me is very scary (as is this post). I am not sure what else to share and don't want to overwhelm, but im here if anyone needs support :)

#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD #ADHD #AnorexiaNervosa #EatingDisorder

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I’m new here!

Hi, my name is brownie817. I'm worried about my daughter who suffers from anorexia and has been an inpatient 4 times but just can’t quite recover from Anorexia. Every time discharge comes around there’s a big weight loss in the lead up to it. I want her over the hurdle and back home living and enjoying her life. She says she wants to get better but that transition from inpatient to home is almost like a signal that no one is watching Anorexia and Anorexia is going to do as it likes once out. I’m exhausted and a single mum and it’s been 4 really long years. She’s missed all her schooling. She’s 15 and was just about to come out again but somehow lost 1.5kg this week so they think they might now move her to another unit. She’s also autistic with ADHD and is demand avoidant. I just want someone who knows, to say she can recover. Thank you

#MightyTogether

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Loosing weight

A very long story, but I will make it short:
Last time I was loosing weight I got out of control, suddenly food was my greatest enemy.
It's incredible how I went from eating all kinds of carbs and sugar to have my body fat dangerous low.
I'm trying again, without hate food. It's hard, there is all or nothing in this sick relationship.
Let's try again....
#Food #AnorexiaNervosa #Selfharm #EatingDisorders

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Remember

I used to discuss with clients how to transition from letting things and people define me in my journey. For instance, I struggled with discussing my mental health and challenges, feeling as though they controlled me because I stigmatized myself. So, each day, I asked myself what small action I could take to define my journey. I sought support only from qualified individuals, eventually empowering me to avoid being defined by others’ unhelpful and problematic beliefs and opinions.

Remember, it’s not about achieving perfection immediately. It’s about taking small steps to realize your potential, and that’s empowering too. Remember you got this even on your hardest days and that reaching out for help processing and going through challenging moments is more a sign of strength.

Also, it is not about not having those moments or challenging thoughts or memories that define progress. It’s about how you relate, define, process and acknowledge them because sometimes our biggest milestones and progress are the things that are unseen in our journey that we don’t realize are progress.  #ADHD #ADHDInGirls #BipolarDisorder #AnorexiaNervosa #Anxiety #Depression #LearningDisabilities #SubstanceUseDisorders #Neurodiversity

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i feel like i’m crazy

i don’t know what’s been going on lately. before i got diagnosed with an eating disorder at 12 years old i was always very quiet and obedient. or at least i think i was. it’s very hard to remember things in general because ive been slowly losing concept of time or awareness at all. i actually didn’t think i would ever be diagnosed with any mental illness cuz i thought it would mean i was crazy. in my head, i definitely feel like ive been acting out more. or maybe just being aggressive. i’ve just been feeling so angry. any time i try to express how i feel to my parents they never validate me or comfort me at all. and i keep making excuses in my head and defending them and protecting them because i feel like i have no right to be mad at them . my mother never had a mother figure because she died when she was about 3. my dads father was never in his life either because he was a war prisoner. my father was also in the army at some point. so my mom doesn’t have an example of a mother and my father doesn’t have an example of a father. i come from an arab household so a lot of the behaviors are apparently normal but i’m just too sensitive so i take everything to heart. my parents were very physically abusive and i think im still trying to figure out if that’s actually true because my mind is so clouded. cps has been involved many times but they never actually do anything. my parents somewhat stopped physically disciplining or abusing me and my siblings but they kind of resorted to emotional and verbal abuse. i was once left on the side of the road### for 20 minutes when i was about 12 or 13 because i couldn’t eat a pizza since it was a fear food of mine. i feel so trapped and there’s also so much religious trauma that comes to play. i keep thinking everything’s fixed and im cured but then i go like 500 steps backwards all over again. i feel like i ruin everything and i always sabotage every relationship i have because i have such a hard time trusting people. nothing about me makes sense. everything is so contradictory. none of my friends understand what i’m going through because it’s just so taboo or foreign to them. i feel like i have no idea what i want and no where and no one feels safe to me anymore. i just want to rot alone away from everyone forever. there’s so much that’s bothering me but i can’t even recollect all of it right now. #BPD #Bipolar #Anorexia #ADHD

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i feel like i’m crazy

i don’t know what’s been going on lately. before i got diagnosed with an eating disorder at 12 years old i was always very quiet and obedient. or at least i think i was. it’s very hard to remember things in general because ive been slowly losing concept of time or awareness at all. i actually didn’t think i would ever be diagnosed with any mental illness cuz i thought it would mean i was crazy. in my head, i definitely feel like ive been acting out more. or maybe just being aggressive. i’ve just been feeling so angry. any time i try to express how i feel to my parents they never validate me or comfort me at all. and i keep making excuses in my head and defending them and protecting them because i feel like i have no right to be mad at them . my mother never had a mother figure because she died when she was about 3. my dads father was never in his life either because he was a war prisoner. my father was also in the army at some point. so my mom doesn’t have an example of a mother and my father doesn’t have an example of a father. i come from an arab household so a lot of the behaviors are apparently normal but i’m just too sensitive so i take everything to heart. my parents were very physically abusive and i think im still trying to figure out if that’s actually true because my mind is so clouded. cps has been involved many times but they never actually do anything. my parents somewhat stopped physically disciplining or abusing me and my siblings but they kind of resorted to emotional and verbal abuse. i was once left on the side of the road### for 20 minutes when i was about 12 or 13 because i couldn’t eat a pizza since it was a fear food of mine. i feel so trapped and there’s also so much religious trauma that comes to play. i keep thinking everything’s fixed and im cured but then i go like 500 steps backwards all over again. i feel like i ruin everything and i always sabotage every relationship i have because i have such a hard time trusting people. nothing about me makes sense. everything is so contradictory. none of my friends understand what i’m going through because it’s just so taboo or foreign to them. i feel like i have no idea what i want and no where and no one feels safe to me anymore. i just want to rot alone away from everyone forever. there’s so much that’s bothering me but i can’t even recollect all of it right now. #BPD #Bipolar #Anorexia #ADHD

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