Claire Glenn

@acglenn13
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triggered by health problems

I worked so hard to get to a place of true recovery, which I reached in June of 2020. Unfortunately, my various undiagnosed physical health problems are taking a toll on my mental health and ED. Some of these issues I am facing may be a result of the trauma caused to my body by the anorexia, yet, I’m frustrated by a lack of any kind of diagnosis besides “just another virus” (5+ since beginning of October). At this point, I’ll accept any kind of diagnosis or solution! (so long as it is not a bandaid for one symptom, that is not helpful long-term i.e. muscle relaxant taken daily for months for headaches). I’m so hopeless and tired of feeling bad that I have started to struggle with restricting a bit. I don’t know to what extent, there’s no rhyme or reason or routine to it, but I’m doing it to some extent. I wish I could tell my doctor that the constant issues with my health are affecting me in this way, but there are a variety of different consequences that come with that and it is just not feasible. #AnorexiaNervosa #Undiagnosed

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triggered by health problems

I worked so hard to get to a place of true recovery, which I reached in June of 2020. Unfortunately, my various undiagnosed physical health problems are taking a toll on my mental health and ED. Some of these issues I am facing may be a result of the trauma caused to my body by the anorexia, yet, I’m frustrated by a lack of any kind of diagnosis besides “just another virus” (5+ since beginning of October). At this point, I’ll accept any kind of diagnosis or solution! (so long as it is not a bandaid for one symptom, that is not helpful long-term i.e. muscle relaxant taken daily for months for headaches). I’m so hopeless and tired of feeling bad that I have started to struggle with restricting a bit. I don’t know to what extent, there’s no rhyme or reason or routine to it, but I’m doing it to some extent. I wish I could tell my doctor that the constant issues with my health are affecting me in this way, but there are a variety of different consequences that come with that and it is just not feasible. #AnorexiaNervosa #Undiagnosed

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currently crying

all of my blood tests came back normal and i’m just crying because i just found out and i expected at least something to be off... i’m tired of feeling like crap. i don’t want something to be wrong, i want there to be something to fix. #Undiagnosed

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I’m new and I’m scared

i am 21 and struggled with AN for three years. i finally had a spontaneous recovery in june of 2020 (i don’t know if this has anything to do with my symptoms). since september, i’ve been having physical symptoms that concern me. i have been sick at least four times from mid/end of september until today. the first one was whooping cough, for which i stayed in the hospital for four days. the rest have been random viruses. i have not had covid (7 negative tests and a negative antibody test). i’ve been breaking out in a red, splotchy rash that is not itchy, on both of my arms. i have to call a cardiologist tomorrow because i have sinus tachycardia, but recently i’ve experienced a few events, lasting only a few minutes, where i have rhythmic palpitations or my starts RACING, to the point where i feel nauseous, shaky, and feverish. my appetite has been low recently and i am doing everything i can to keep my weight stable. (empty calories, megestrol, ensure plus). i don’t know what is going on with my body and it freaks me out. #Undiagnosed

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I’m new and I’m scared

i am 21 and struggled with AN for three years. i finally had a spontaneous recovery in june of 2020 (i don’t know if this has anything to do with my symptoms). since september, i’ve been having physical symptoms that concern me. i have been sick at least four times from mid/end of september until today. the first one was whooping cough, for which i stayed in the hospital for four days. the rest have been random viruses. i have not had covid (7 negative tests and a negative antibody test). i’ve been breaking out in a red, splotchy rash that is not itchy, on both of my arms. i have to call a cardiologist tomorrow because i have sinus tachycardia, but recently i’ve experienced a few events, lasting only a few minutes, where i have rhythmic palpitations or my starts RACING, to the point where i feel nauseous, shaky, and feverish. my appetite has been low recently and i am doing everything i can to keep my weight stable. (empty calories, megestrol, ensure plus). i don’t know what is going on with my body and it freaks me out. #Undiagnosed

5 people are talking about this
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I’m new and I’m scared

i am 21 and struggled with AN for three years. i finally had a spontaneous recovery in june of 2020 (i don’t know if this has anything to do with my symptoms). since september, i’ve been having physical symptoms that concern me. i have been sick at least four times from mid/end of september until today. the first one was whooping cough, for which i stayed in the hospital for four days. the rest have been random viruses. i have not had covid (7 negative tests and a negative antibody test). i’ve been breaking out in a red, splotchy rash that is not itchy, on both of my arms. i have to call a cardiologist tomorrow because i have sinus tachycardia, but recently i’ve experienced a few events, lasting only a few minutes, where i have rhythmic palpitations or my starts RACING, to the point where i feel nauseous, shaky, and feverish. my appetite has been low recently and i am doing everything i can to keep my weight stable. (empty calories, megestrol, ensure plus). i don’t know what is going on with my body and it freaks me out. #Undiagnosed

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dating someone who also struggles with mental illness

#Depression i just started dating a guy who has depression. i struggled with MDD, GAD, and AN. my mom thinks the relationship is great, but my friend is afraid he will drag my mental health down. i feel very safe and connected to him knowing what he’s been through. he also understands the way my mind works. i trust him and he’s completely opposite of my exes. i wanted someone who understands my mental illness, and he does. my friend thinks i can find a man who understands and supports me, without him also struggling with mental illness. i don’t know what to think. #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth

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long-term effects of anorexia

#AnorexiaNervosa after being in and out of treatment for three years, i have been in recovery from anorexia since June. the frustrating thing is that i am getting sick constantly now, i have sinus tachycardia, and i am getting low blood sugar quite often. physically, i feel worse in recovery than i did when i was starving my body. has anyone else experienced this? i don’t know how much longer i can deal with feeling like this.

4 people are talking about this
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long-term effects of anorexia

#AnorexiaNervosa after being in and out of treatment for three years, i have been in recovery from anorexia since June. the frustrating thing is that i am getting sick constantly now, i have sinus tachycardia, and i am getting low blood sugar quite often. physically, i feel worse in recovery than i did when i was starving my body. has anyone else experienced this? i don’t know how much longer i can deal with feeling like this.

4 people are talking about this
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long-term effects of anorexia

#AnorexiaNervosa after being in and out of treatment for three years, i have been in recovery from anorexia since June. the frustrating thing is that i am getting sick constantly now, i have sinus tachycardia, and i am getting low blood sugar quite often. physically, i feel worse in recovery than i did when i was starving my body. has anyone else experienced this? i don’t know how much longer i can deal with feeling like this.

4 people are talking about this