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Almost passed out

I had a really scary episode today. I was just sitting down watch tv when all of a sudden I feel like I was going to pass out and start shaking uncontrollably. I called my husband right away because I was home alone with my son. He called his grandparents and they came and got him. Then my dad drove me to urgent care. But before my dad got to my house he asked if I had eaten. And I didn't so he said go get something to eat right now. I was so scared I didn't care what I was eating, I just wanted my son to be safe. After eating I slowly got better. Urgent care did blood work and will get a hold of me tomorrow with the results. It scared me so much that I don't care if I gain weight at this point. As long as my son is safe and happy. If anyone out there who are in the beginning of an eating disorder, PLEASE get help. I've been suffering for 13 years. Eating disorders are no joke. They can really hurt you. I hope everyone out there is getting the help they need. Thanks everyone for reading.

Passing out

Hi - sorry to hear you are in such bad shape physically. Have you thought about a stay in inpatient just to get your body out of danger? Passing out means you are in danger, as you must know. And your son and DH need you.

Please do get help.

I do know how hard it is after you've been ill for a long time. So have I.

Take it one minute at a time and let us know how you are doing.

RE: Almost passed out

Hi Wanttogetbetter! We are glad that you are finding support here on the NEDA forums. A portion of your post was edited due to the mention of a specific behaviors that may be triggering to other forum members. Our community guidelines are always available to review here In the event you need further assistance please call the NEDA helpline at 1-800-931-2237 (M-Th 9-9 F 9-5 EST). Again, thank you for posting, and we hope you will continue to do so!

I sincerely apologize if I

I sincerely apologize if I said something triggering. I will try to pay better attention to what I write.

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