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Forum: Eating Issues Support 13-02-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By carpediem
It is more than ok for you to post here, nothing...

It is more than ok for you to post here, nothing wring with reaching out for some advice and guidance :-)

I know the cycle really tears you down, you tell yourself "this is the last time, I'm done"...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 13-02-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By carpediem
Icon Question I don't know who I am anymore

I have been in treatment for 2 weeks now, and on Friday, after having individual therapy and group, I had just given up. I don't know what happened, or why I was experiencing such intense feelings...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 04-02-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By carpediem
Pen Treatment: I want out!

Everything inside me is fighting treatment, I feel myself being so resistant to everything. I am doing ED groups, a trauma group, weekly meetings with my case manager, individual therapy, and, soon...
Forum: First Aid Advice 27-01-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,636
Posted By carpediem
Important Blood after purging

I purged earlier today, after I had binged, and noticed what I discovered was blood in my vomit. I stopped purging after I saw this, because the day before yesterday (last time I binged and purged) I...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 24-01-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By carpediem
She told me at the end of the assessment that she...

She told me at the end of the assessment that she highly recommends me for their IOP program, which allows me to still continue working on my masters (although I am stressing about how I am going to...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 24-01-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By carpediem
Anytime, if you need to vent feel free to drop my...

Anytime, if you need to vent feel free to drop my a PM :-) Great job on opening up to your friend as well, that is just wonderful! I know how hard it is to put yourself out there, even to those...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 23-01-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By carpediem
Don't be so hard on yourself, dear. Eating...

Don't be so hard on yourself, dear. Eating disorders take on a life of their own, and bring us down in the process. I understand that you feel disappointed, and at a loss, but you did not plan for...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 23-01-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By carpediem
Icon Question Is it normal to feel so terrible after an intake assessment?

I had my initial intake assessment for a treatment center this past Friday, and have felt horrible ever sense (although I am trying to not let it show). I keep thinking about every question they...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 22-01-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By carpediem
I am pretty ambivalent about going into...

I am pretty ambivalent about going into treatment. I know the consequences of continuing on this path, and my body is already starting to suffer those consequences. I had a doctors appointment two...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 18-01-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By carpediem
I'm so sorry for your lose, broken-dreams (sorry,...

I'm so sorry for your lose, broken-dreams (sorry, don't know your name). Any kind of stress (no matter how small it may seem) can bring a person down, please know you are not alone and you are...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 18-01-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By carpediem
Well done on going for a meal plan and sticking...

Well done on going for a meal plan and sticking to it, that is just fantastic (and I hope you realize that!) It's also great that you allowed them to weigh you, I know it is hard.

You are doing...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 18-01-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By carpediem
Pen Can't help but feel like I am wasting everyone's time...

I am supposed to start treatment soon, I'm just waiting to hear back from the center to schedule an initial intake assessment (called this afternoon). My mother came last Thursday to be here for...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 14-01-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By carpediem
I know exactly what you mean, although mine...

I know exactly what you mean, although mine usually revolve around me wanting to purge and not being able to for some reason. I've had a few revolving around me being in the hospital as well. All are...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 14-01-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By carpediem
I am so sorry, I did mean missing in action but...

I am so sorry, I did mean missing in action but didn't even think about how it could of been taken out of context. I fixed it though, and just wrote it out instead of abbreviating it :-)

Thank you...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 12-01-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By carpediem
Icon Question What to expect for the initial intake assessment?

I feel bad posting out of the blue, having been missing in action for nearly a month. I just didn't feel like dealing with anything, or talking about anything. I don't know where else to go to try...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 19-12-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By carpediem
Like someone else has already said, eating...

Like someone else has already said, eating disorders do not discriminate. You can have everything in the world, but just because something appears to be perfect on the outside does not mean it is...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 19-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By carpediem
I never really thought of suggesting some...

I never really thought of suggesting some readings, my mom does enjoy her books.

Things get complicated when it comes to why this all came up. It very much is rooted in family and trauma/abuse...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 17-12-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By carpediem
I cannot diagnosis you, as I am not your...

I cannot diagnosis you, as I am not your therapist and it is not my place. What do you think you will get out of a diagnosis though, what do you hope it will give you?

I am glad that things have...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 17-12-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 227,904
Posted By carpediem
I apologize for not putting my name out there,...

I apologize for not putting my name out there, but I just don't feel comfortable doing so. I've been positing and lurking around since October, so I guess it is time I actually introduce myself in...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 17-12-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 29,152
Posted By carpediem
I found this one a couple weeks ago, and actually...

I found this one a couple weeks ago, and actually posted it in the ED forum. It really resignated with me

"At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 17-12-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By carpediem
Icon Question what is "normal eating" eating?

How can someone's perception of what is normal eating be so thrown out of whack?! I used to know, how can things change so drastically?

My body and mind no longer knows what is normal anymore. I sat...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 17-12-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By carpediem
It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one...

It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one who thinks this way. You don't sound harsh at all rach, I appreciate your honesty and you are 100% right. I know that, but I still feel completely...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 16-12-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By carpediem
kbeth, I'm glad you telling you mom lead to you...

kbeth, I'm glad you telling you mom lead to you two becoming closer. That is wonderful! I don't think my mom is going to be expecting this, although I know she thinks something is up. I've called her...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 15-12-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By carpediem
I do not live at home, and actually live in a...

I do not live at home, and actually live in a completely different state than my mother so having her come for the session isn't really an option. It has to be over the phone, preferably I would...
Forum: Eating Issues Support 14-12-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By carpediem
Icon Question Telling your loved ones about your ED... Looking for some support

I had my therapy appointment this afternoon and my therapist felt like it was time to open up to my mom, someone I am very close to, about what is really going on. My mother knows I am in therapy,...
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