Can ANYONE, SOMEONE, Plz Help Me?! I’m So Scared!?

Question by Giggles-for-life: Can ANYONE, SOMEONE, Plz help me?! I’m so scared!?
Today i went to a therapy appointment with my mom and dad for some issues (my eating disorder being one of them) and the therapist suggested my parents call Western Psychiatric Hospital ASAP so that i could be evealuated. She wants me to do an inpatient/outpatient program for my “eating disorder” but i think that this is all toatally unnecesary. I mean, my weight is very low (5’4 87lbs) but i have always been thin and im also working towards eating better. I have also missed 7periods, which i know is really bad. In the past 5months, i have gained about 4lbs, which isn’t that much, but im eating a lot better. I eat 3 full meals and 2 snacks per day. I know i need to gain weight, and im scared, but i don’t think that i should go into an eating disorders clinic. A couple of doctors have told me to go, and every time i tell my parents i can do it, and i think this time they won’t believe me that i really do want to get better and do it on my own.They don’t think i can. What should i do?
By the way, im almost 17 years old, so don’t i have ANY rights or say in what happens? I mean, shouldn’t they consider my eating habits and not just my weight before placing me into a hospital? Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Best answer:

Answer by elaeblue
So at 17 you know more than your parents or the doctors huh? Do you want to grow up? Do you want to have children and live a normal life? If so then do what your parents and the doctors recommend and work your butt off to show them you can get better.Hardly anyone gets better on their own – almost every one needs help to get rid of an eating disorder.

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