National Eating Disorders Association

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water weight

So I think I'm dehydrated because every time I get up I feel like I'm going to pass out. My husband said to drink more water...but I'm scared it will cause weight gain. Is that stupid or what. I know logically it won't. I was just worried about gaining water weight. I obviously don't want to pass out so I drank more water. Has anyone ever go through this thought or am I just plain crazy and stupid.


Hi Melissaah,

I’m sorry to hear that you are struggling but I am glad that you took you husband’s advice. It is awesome that you pushed past your fear and did what was best for you health and well-being. I don’t think that you are crazy or stupid; ED can twist your thoughts and make you act against what you know to be true.

Please stay safe!

I don't think you're crazy or

I don't think you're crazy or stupid, either - as mycatblue said, sometimes ED is really, really loud and hard to ignore. You were able to overcome it enough to drink water though, which I think is something to be super proud of!!

Hey, Melissaah. I know how

Hey, Melissaah. I know how you feel. Sometimes water can be scary to drink for me too. I don't think that makes you stupid at all.

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