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CharlotteRose

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  1. I've struggled with anorexia for a while as well and I understand how hard it can be. I seem to be in an endless cycle of full-blown relapses, followed by either hospitalization or pseudo-recovering on my own, followed by actually trying at recovery, and then relapsing because I can't handle the weight gain. I think when you have been underweight for a long time then it is harder as well because most people are used to you being that way. I don't have so much pressure from society as a whole, and people are always telling me I need to gain weight, but for me, it is my personal self-image that gets in the way. I wish there was an easy way to make it all go away, but unfortunately, there is not.
  2. There is a fine line between dieting, disordered eating, and an eating disorder. Dieting when necessary by either minimally decreasing food and increasing exercise is not an eating disorder, and if you are very overweight, then under the supervision of a doctor it is normally fine to restrict intake a bit more. No matter how overweight a person is, most of the time, even under a doctor's supervision, a person shouldn't eat less than 1200 calories a day, and most of the time that amount would even be a bit extreme for a diet. With disordered eating, it is not really an eating disorder, but there is often lots of guilt surrounding food, and some behaviors that seem eating disordered in nature. This would include crash dieting, fasting but then eating a normal amount, or skipping meals at sometimes, but eating larger meals at others. An eating disorder is a mental illness that has to do with eating, which may or may not drastically affect weight. Binge Eating Disorder is when someone frequently eats very large quantities of food in one sitting. Bulimia Nervosa is when someone frequently binges, but then somehow "purges" or compensates for a lot of the calories they have consumed. Anorexia Nervosa is when someone restricts their intake to a minimal amount and refuses to maintain a healthy weight. This may or may not include purging. Because of this, anorexia is normally only diagnosed at a BMI of 18.5 or lower in adults, or below the 5th or 10th percentile for BMI in children. However, some doctors will diagnose at higher weights if someone is at an unhealthy weight for their body. For example, someone's body may naturally settle at a BMI 27 when not restricting and living a healthy lifestyle, but the person may have restricted and ended up at a BMI of 22 and is terrified of gaining weight. Depending on the clinician, they may or may not diagnose this as anorexia nervosa. Eating disorders that are clinically significant, but don't fit into Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, or Bulimia Nervosa may be diagnosed with what is called Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED). This diagnosis includes subthreshold bulimia and anorexia. People who binge and purge, but not at the frequency as seen in bulimia and people who have some traits of anorexia, but frequently aren't underweight even for their body type will likely be diagnosed with this eating disorder. It is the most common eating disorder, but the least talked about in part due to the fact that many people in the eating disorder world are "ashamed" of having OSFED because anorexia is seen as "winning" the battle of the sickest , which is ridiculous. I've been in treatment with people of all types of eating disorders. Each one is a mental illness that requires treatment, often by multiple professionals. Because of this if you or the people around you are concerned about your eating, I would talk about it with your doctor. Tests should probably be done to measure your physical health. It may be helpful to work with a treatment team, such as a doctor, dietitian, and counselor to coordinate your care. Either way, we on here can not diagnose you with an eating disorder. That is something to talk about more with your dietitian or counselor. I would get help as soon as possible though if you think you have an eating disorder. The longer you have one the harder it is to recover.
  3. Oh I love protest songs! These are my favorites: -Dear Mr. President -Happy X-mas -American Idiot -Hero of War
  4. She actually can be forced into treatment and I don’t know why she hasn’t. Given her extremely low weight and refusal to get help, she could be deemed incompetent by the court and get forced hospitalized. My therapist has told me before that if I didn’t go willingly to treatment, she would have to get a court order. I wasn’t even extremely emaciated or anything. With how thin and prominent she is, I’m kind of shocked they haven’t force hospitalized her.
  5. I came across one of your cutting videos, and I thought you were a total asshole for a while, but then I realized they were helpful, so 6 years later here I am!
  6. I’m so sorry you had to go through that. I agree with you that DDLG is very dangerous. It sexualizes behaviors that should in no context be seen as sexual, even if they are done by adults. Due to child abuse and autism, I have very asynchronous development. As a result, even though I’m 19, I do things that are not “age acceptable”. Just because I’m an adult doesn’t mean it’s ok to sexualize my behavior. I’ve had a lot of creeps be attracted to me, in part due to my childishness, which is disgusting. This whole community normalizes sexualizing childish behaviors, which makes children, as well as well as adults with asynchronous or delayed development inherently sexualized, when it shouldn’t be.
  7. I have double depression (dysthymia with major depressive episodes) that I'm trying to control with meds and therapy. I also have autism, anxiety, and anorexia. My mom once called me "triple A" and I thought she was referring to my chest 😂 As for health, there is something going on with my heart due to my eating disorder, but they can't quite figure out what it is. The doctor is just hoping it goes back to normal because I am recovering and gaining weight. All I know is that right now I can't exercise or it could really damage my heart 🤷‍♀️
  8. Can you do like a super basic white girl parody video? Like where you do "your" morning routine, such as working out, writing in your gratitude journal, and drinking an overpriced smoothie?
  9. I live in Michigan, surrounded by lakes that affect the weather, so the weather is super temperamental. Last week, we had a major snow storm, and then a polar vortex with heavy lake effect snow. My college was closed for the whole week. That has never happened in the universities history. Then last night we had an ice storm, tonight we are supposed to get more ice, and then tomorrow we are supposed to get ice, rain, and snow.
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