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So I have been struggling with what seems like disordered eating for the past 3 years, I go up and down and up and down and my eating patterns always change which is what I am confused about. It started off as a simple diet that made me have big cheat meals on weekends and then after a while of failing my diets I would give up. Those "cheat meals" turned into something else though because I ended up what I now know is binging alot over the course of a year but never actually put on weight , which I am guessing because of how much I was restricting without even realizing it. Anyways about 6 months ago I went into really bad depression and started recognizing what i have actually been doing which is binging then restricting even more because of how guilty I felt afterwords. The past three month s have gone to extremes tho because I've been stuck in a binge/fast cycle where I just won't eat the next day after a binge and exercise alot. Please help thank you.

Hey Sarher!

Hey Sarher!

Thank you tor taking the first step and reaching out to us here on the NEDA forums. Do you currently see a therapist or psychiatrist, and do you have a solid support system of family and/or friends? Having a good support team and treatment can make all the difference in the world!

I want to recommend that you contact the NEDA Navigators at 1-800-931-2237 to put you in touch with someone who can really help you through your tough time. The Navigators can also provide you with information on counseling, insurance coverage, and support groups. I cannot recommend seeking professional help enough because I know that it helped me move forward with my depression and ED.

Just remember that you are not alone. There are people who care about you and people who want you to be happy and healthy! You can always post to the NEDA forums, day or night, when you want to talk.

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