National Eating Disorders Association

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faith5554
Eating Disorder.

I have been struggling with a eating disorder ever since my nanny passed in 2009.
It is now 2016 and I have nobody to talk to about my problem,
why because usually nobody wants to hear it. Ever since my nanny died I began restricting my eating. I am now eating but I sometimes go back to restriction if
some makes me upset or depressed, or sometimes I will eat until I can't no more.
I feel alone on this. This is why I joined NEDA Feeding Hope to see if I have anybody there for me
and if anyone is going through the same struggle as I am going through.

Cosmia
Hi faith5554,

Welcome to the forums!

Many people who post here will be able to relate to your experience. Emotional traumas (like the passing of your nanny or the little stresses and upsets of everyday life) often trigger disordered eating. Do you see a therapist or counselor? Can you talk to your family or friends about your situation? It's very difficult to overcome an eating disorder without outside help. Professional assistance and a strong support system are important parts of many individuals' recoveries. Try calling the NEDA Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. Volunteers can help you find recovery resources in your area. I also suggest that you try posting in one of the other forums to engage other posters (for example: "Working Toward Recovery"). This forum, "Friends in Support Roles" is geared more towards people asking for advice for their friends with eating disorders and it's not very heavily trafficked. You're more likely to get responses from the other forum I mentioned.

Please keep posting!

-Michelle

Erin_Patricia1
Hang in there faith5554!

Hi faith5554!

Welcome to the NEDA online forums! I know it has been a few days since you last posted but I just wanted to check in with you to see if you were able to find some resources Cosmia suggested in the previous comment? Please keep us updated on how you're doing if you can! I wish you the best of luck with your search and let us know if there is anything more we can do to help!

Erin_Patricia1

ashleyk
Hi faith5554!

I just wanted to share this article with you as well: http://themighty.com/2016/05/eating-disorder-triggered-by-traumatic-divo...

It was posted on the NEDA Facebook page today and I think you might relate to it in a way!

Keep us updated!
-ashleyk

ashleyk
Hi faith5554!

I just wanted to share this article with you as well: http://themighty.com/2016/05/eating-disorder-triggered-by-traumatic-divo...

It was posted on the NEDA Facebook page today and I think you might relate to it in a way!

Keep us updated!
-ashleyk