Conversation Between soaring_butterfly and Beefbag

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  1. Glad you're "healthy". Ask me anything you'd like. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and Dissosiative Indentity Disorder. I'm a sexual abuse survivor. I'm 45 years old and I've been on many, many meds, including Immipramine, Cymbalta, Remeron, Buspar, Xanax, Atenalol, Klonopin...thankfully, I'm down to just the Klonopin (and neuotin because I have nerve damage in my foot- I recently broke my ankle and foot and I'm having surgery in a couple weeks).
    ED thoughts can be all encompasing. It's so hard, but important to have other things going on in your life too. I don't know how old you are, if your in school or working. It can still be a struggle for me too, and I work full time and have 2 little boys! I'm also an artist (professionally). I'm trying to make doing my own art a priority, right up there with brushing my teeth!
    Were you in recovery at some point???
    You can email me direct at kschanzenbach@gmail.com My name is Kim.
  2. Labs went ok, everything is "healthy"... I just go a new "team" to work with and haven't been asked to stand backwards, so I don't. Drives me nuts but its always a sense of relief when the number is lower than the last time I was there. I'm hoping to lose ~20lbs still but am trying to do it not too fast... I hope you don't mind me asking but have you ever been diagnosed with anything else, personality-wise? Were/are you taking any meds? I saw my psychiatrist last week as well and was put on some new stuff that I had a kaniption about...I'm in a really weird place right now, going back and forth between my sane thoughts and ED thoughts... ED is definitely becoming stronger and overtaking my rational thinking. :-/
  3. Hope everything went well for you. I remember that they would always weigh me with me standing backwards and wouldn't say what the weight was...I was severely anorexic and bulimic for about 10 years. Then after LOTS of hard work I truly recovered. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I had a relapse back into throwing up. I'm back on track again, thankfully. The relapse lasted about a year. It's been 20 some years since I was in a treatment program and I'm still close (thanks to facebook!) with 2 of the women that were in treatment with me. Friendships with others with EDs are tricky. I think you BOTH have to be in the right place to make it a supportive relationship and not one of competition.
  4. Hey just got your message, I've been a little preoccupied with things... I've had an ED for about 10 years now... It's funny I read this today of all days. I'm in a bit of a panic right now as I have to go to the dr in a few minutes and get labs done. I'm freaking out because I absolutely HATE being weighed at the clinics and I have that whole feeling like I'm losing control thing going on. Blah!
  5. How many years have you been struggling with your eating disorders?
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