When did you realize you had an eating disorder?

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Registered: 01-23-2013
When did you realize you had an eating disorder?
Sat, 03-23-2013 - 11:19am

When did you realize you had an eating disorder and what did you do about it?

My family doctor first mentioned it to my parents and they immediately got me into therapy. I learned to hide/disguise my problems while I was in therapy.

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Registered: 09-06-2007
Sat, 03-23-2013 - 10:35pm

A friend mentioned it to me but I wasn't really receptive. Then, my ex husband figured it out and told my parents and tried to do an intervention. They forced me to go to the hospital and get checked out and I was admitted. Obviously, I was livid and in denial so as soon as I got out the whole thing continued. I was hospitalized and went to inpatient treatment several times before I finally admitted it was a problem.

Looking back on it all though, I think I always knew I had an ED. I just didn't wanna deal with it so it seemed easier to deny it rather than have to face it. The truth was, I didn't wanna recover so I really didn't wanna hear what anybody was saying.

Oddly, I never tried to hide it. I still don't. I just kinda do it and ignore it and expect everybody else should ignore it too. :/