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Old 03-01-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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I saw the psychiatrist last week. There is an eating disorder specialist working in the mental health team I'm under and the psych (and my CPN too actually) want her to see me.

Thing is, I'm really not that bad. I've had eating 'issues' for a long time (7 years now). I've been extremely unwell but at the moment my weight is really nowhere near as bad as it has been. I feel like she's going to take one look at me / weigh me and think that I'm making it up. I am underweight and have had comments from my family that they think I look 'ill' but I'm NOT. I'm not just saying that, I'm genuinely not that thin.

And I'm using the fact that I have to see her to fuel my restriction.

I don't want this. I really don't know what to do. I have utterly had enough of the constant battle in my head but I'm just not ill enough to justify her seeing me. And I don't want seeing her to make me worse, either.

I'm sorry. I'm not really sure what I'm looking for from this post, but perhaps some understanding and/or advice (if there even is any). Please.

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The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: 'What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #2
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when are you seeing them? if its not too far off thats good. the thing is that by saying you are using the appointment to fuel your restricting you just confirmed you have something that they need to address - regardless of the weight. lord knows the NHS is rubbish and gives IP help to those who are chronically ill (which i agree with) but i hope that they dont use those criteria to offer you help. you clearly need it and hpoe they realise it. hang in there. x

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Old 04-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Thank you both. I'm not sure when I'll be seeing her.
I know that I have problems with my eating, and I really would like help to stop it spiralling out of control again. I'm just not that ill with it (yet) but I hope they can help me regardless. I guess the psychiatrist thinks I need the help and I'm sure she wouldn't refer me unless she has reason to and I am underweight but it's just not that bad. I don't know. I don't know.



There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: 'This glass is half full'. And then there are those who say: 'This glass is half empty'.
The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: 'What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #4
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Whether you are underweight or not, you deserve help, be it from an ED specialist or your psych. I'm pretty sure you don't have to be underweight to see an ED specialist, because you can be any weight and have an ED, it's more so about your thoughts and fears revolving around food.
Please don't restrict, they will take you seriously. Your ED warps your mind, you won't be able to see how thin you really are, and the fact that your friends and family have mentioned you're looking ill means that it's affecting you more than you think it is.
Please be honest with your psych about how you've been feeling recently, you deserve more than this ED.
Please be kind and gentle to yourself, lovely..

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