Posted by: Concerned | 2008/09/12

In too deep


I' m really concerned about myself. I' ve been in therapy a while now and there are some really painful things that have surfaced from my past that are affecting me today. I was anorexic as a teen but I' m now experiencing some serious symptoms of anorexia. I just stopped eating and before I knew it, I was in too deep. My psychologist says she' s giving me a chance but it' s a serious concern now.

I know that I must start eating again but I am finding it extremely difficult. I am really anxious about eating and didin' t realise it until I was told that I need to start eating. I REALLY don' t want to go down that road and I know what I need to do. I just cannot bring myself to eat properly and I have serious discomfort after eating. It' s such a struggle but I know it' s not too late yet. The only thing is that I don' t feel that I can do this on my own but I cannot expect my psychologist to talk me through every meal I try to eat. Do you have any suggestions?

I don' t want my family involved - a large part of why I stopped eating was having to deal with my dramatic family and controlling father.

I also don' t have the money to go to therapy more than once a week so please advise how I can get the support I need to get better.

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Maybe you need to be in treatment with someone who specializes in dealing with eating disorders like anorexia, as well as seing your therapist, as this often requires a more comprehensive approach.
Have you thought seriously about how little your eating ( or not eating ) actually has ANY beneficial impact on your dramatic family ? How you are apparently trying to evade a controlling father, by taking over his over-controlling role, and controlling your eating / weight / shape ?

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