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My name is Hailey.

I don't really know what else to say except that I was diagnosed with EDNOS my senior year of college. And still, here I am, four years later, hating food and my body and myself.

I'm getting married in August. I'm supposed to be beaming and beautiful. I'm terrified.

The only thing I know to do is not eat. It feels so good but I know it's something I shouldn't do.

If there is anyone here who lives in San Diego and would be wiling to share names of therapists, that would be amazing. If you know of support groups, too, that would be wonderful.

I just want out of this, you know? It's been years and I'm so tired. My body is tired and my brain is tired and all I want is for someone to fix this. Any help you could offer would be very, very much appreciated.


Congrats on both the wedding and your strength!

Hi Hailey!

First of all, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! You are about to embark on a very important chapter in your life, and getting the help you are asking for is going to give you more time in your life to focus on that!

I'm SO proud of you for coming on here and asking for help. You can actually find therapists and support groups on this website. Here are the links:

Again, I am so proud of you for wanting to beat this. Let me know if you need more resources!


Congratulations on all of these things, on your upcoming marriage, on your self awareness, and on your determination to get better!
I, too have had EDNOS. While you are in the process of getting connected with a support group and a therapist, it may feel frustrating that you are trying to get help but the screening process is lengthy. I highly recommend you get a copy of Jenni Schaefer's books "life without ed" and "goodbye ed, hello me." They are great supplements to therapy and can give you some exercises to start doing.

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