Nervous about referral appointment tomorrow
I'm a thirtysomething veteran of the RYL community (can't believe I'm back here but glad it's still here!). The mental health nurse attached to my GP surgery has referred me to the ED team and my appointment is tomorrow. I use food, along with self-harm and alcohol as unhealthy coping mechanisms but don't think I've got an ED because my behaviour isn't consistent enough (I'll go through phases of BP) and my BMI is just within the healthy range (I hate taking mirtazipine as I'm sure it's making me put on weight). I'm worried about wasting their time tomorrow. I'm not seriously ill or thin or likely to die from my unhealthy behaviors around ood so not sure it justifies a referral. I do have issues around food... but a lot of people do. I wish I could just see food normally and have three square meals a day and enjoy them and not get into such a state about food.
I'm not sure really what I'm asking, if anything. Has anyone else been in a similar position, i.e. slightly older person being referred to ED team, but perhaps not with a full blown disorder? It's just an initial assessment so I'm expecting to just come away from it with some leaflets or something. I'm also dreading them asking about my weight or if I have to get weighed. I'm just in the healthy range, and whenever I get weighed at the doctors or in hospitals it always looks like I weigh loads more than I do because I have to keep my boots and clothes on and they never seem to take account of that so they think there isn't a problem (even though I've been pretty underweight up until being on mirtazapine).
Any thoughts, advice or reassurance would be much welcomed.