National Eating Disorders Association

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Melissaah
I do want to get better but

I so badly want to get better for my son, but every time I think I'm ok with eating something I end up purging in some kind of way. I just want to get to the weight I'm ok with. Then I tell myself I'll stop. I'm trying hard to want to be healthy, but the ed gets in the way every time.

mycatblue
Hi Melissaah

Hi Melissaah

It is really wonderful that you are thinking of your son and want to recover. EDs can be very tricky and the recovery journey can be very rocky, especially when you are just starting out but recovery is possible.

First, I highly recommend that you get rid of your scale; I don’t think any good can come of having one around the house. Second, is it possible for you to speak with a therapist or doctor? It is really important to have a support system that understands how EDs work and how to help you on the recovery journey.

If you need a starting point for locating resources in your area the NEDA helpline can be very helpful. Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST): 1-800-931-2237

Please keep us updated on your recovery; we want to be here to support you!

Melissaah
Thanks mycatblue

Thanks mycatblue, I do have a therapist who understands eating disorders and I am now going twice a week because I'm struggling so much. My pc knows too but she doesn't specialize in eating disorders. All she did was blood work to make sure everything internally is ok. Other than that and this forum is my only support from people that actually understand. I have tons of family and friends support but they don't understand it.

nyk454
They might need help understanding

Hi Melissaah,

I'm really happy to hear that you are making all these efforts in order to get yourself the help you need and deserve! I'm incredibly proud of you for doing all these things for yourself with your son in mind. I'm glad that the forum has been a good outlet for you. As mycatblue said, the NEDA helpline is a great resource when you need more information regarding eating disorder professionals. In addition, they might be able to help you bring up the topic to your friends and family. They have a wealth of resources for you to utilize. They may even be able to help you find an eating disorder PC in your area. Please keep us updated on your progress and we're rooting for you!

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