(EDNOS) Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified?

Question by Dysthymia: (EDNOS) eating disorder not otherwise specified?
so i was diagnosed with this even though i kinda knew i had it already. i didnt wanna diagnose myself so i went to the doctor today. i weigh 108 at 5’5 in height. i used to weigh 112 2 wks ago but i started living on 110 cals a day and exercising to the point of exhaustion. i lost 4 lbs and im soo excited but my goal is to get back to 90 lbs in 2 months. im gonna panic if my weight hits 120 lbs :(. i havent eaten all day and i dont plan on eating till later. i’ll probaly eat like 110 calories. anyway, these thoughts in my head are telling me, u must get back to 90lbs. u wont be saticfied until u reach 90lbs. what can i do to get rid of the bad thoughts? the doctor thinks i might need to go to a facility later if i continue my behavior. i have no plans of stopping my behavior at all. im 19 yrs old.

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Answer by ScienceGal
Have you tried seeing someone about this?
It’s dangerous to your health, and it sounds like you know it is not healthy to be thinking this way.
Many people find that just going in and talking to a councilor about their fears, stresses, and plans for the future is really helpful.
You don’t have to go into a “facility” at this point- just take the time to get those issues worked out, because these things usually come with much deeper issues.
Good luck to you!

Answer by Cortney
Hi First I’d like to say YOU CAN GET THROUGH THIS. I was anorexic when I was 16 (I am now nearly 22) I had to go through Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as one on one therapy. I had the same negative thoughts. I knew what I was doing to my body wasn’t good but my fear of gaining weight scared me so much I still starved myself. I didn’t think there was any other way to deal with my frustrations and fears in life.

What really helped me was just every time I noticed myself having negative thoughts I let myself think it for five to ten minutes a day. But then I made myself think of a list of things that were going good in my life. It can be anything as long as it makes you feel good about yourself. It worked for me because it got me out of my constant negative mindset.

I suggest therapy and just do what they want you to do. You don’t have to like it, just realize it’s going to help you in the long run. You are worth recovery, and feeling happy. 🙂 Just remember you are more than EDNOS. You are a person and not an eating disorder itself. I had trouble distinguishing what was me and what my disorder was thinking. Kind of like an identity crisis.

Just keep trying. That’s all you can do- put forth REAL effort ALL THE TIME. If you slip (you will) you just get right back up and brush yourself off, look at why you relapsed and try to see what you can do to prevent it. It’s really learning about why you’re EDNOS and then working to actively change your behavior. You can do it.

GOOD LUCK! I believe in you. If I can recover, you can too.

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