National Eating Disorders Association

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Scared and Confused

I'm really struggling.
This is my first time on here and I guess I'm just really desperate because I don't usually offload like this but I'm really struggling atm. 2 years ago I was hospitalised for anorexia nervosa, generalised anxiety disorder, insomnia and manic depression, alongside being a threat of suicide. My depression is now generalised, like my anxiety and I am no longer anorexic but my eating patterns are still controlling my life. I'm really scared and I feel as though I'm a failure because I'm neither anorexic nor bulimic nor a binge-eater and all of this confuses me even more. I feel so desperate and just really need some support right now. Someone please help me!
Sorry :/


Hey there!!! I am very sad that you are currently struggling, but thank you so much for using these forum and trusting them with your situation!!! I hope that I can be of some help!!!

First, I really need to make sure that you are not in physical danger and that you are feeling safe. Please call the number below if you are feeling unsafe and wish to be connected with immediate help.

1-800-273-8255 (Suicide Hotline)

I know how hard it is to experience intrusive and debilitating thoughts form the ED. But there is always hope!!! You are worthy and deserving of recovery!!!! Although things in the moment may seem dark, the dawn always comes!!! I know you mentioned that you feel unsupported with your ED since it doesn't fall nicely into any category. But, please remember that all's that is important is if you are having problems with eating or related behaviors, you are deserving of support and treatment!!

Would you be willing to see a therapist that specializes in eating disorders? If you are not sure where to find one, please call the NEDA Helpline at 1-800-931-2237 and a representative will be there to help you!

I hope this helps!! Please let me know if you need anything else!!!