PTSD and Anorexia?

Postby someday-we-fly » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:09 am

Can anorexia cause PTSD?

It's been almost a year since I've stopped seeing my doctor for anorexia and my weight has been recovered, however even though it's been so long, I still can't help thinking about anorexia every day, and it really stresses me out. All these negative thoughts and all the things that happened when I had anorexia still haunt me and I don't know what to do. :|

I can't concentrate, my grades are slipping, and I just feel so hopeless. I don't know if this is depression, PTSD or whatever it is, and I don't want to go to a counselor or anything, because I'm supposed to be okay and I don't want to raise any red flags. I can't talk to my friends. because none of them know about my struggle with anorexia, and I am just unable to talk about my anorexia with anyone, because it makes me so anxious.

I don't know what to do, I don't know what's wrong, but does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do, and any insight on what might be wrong with me? I just want to be happy, but it just seems so impossible.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:19 pm

someday-we-fly wrote: I don't want to go to a counselor or anything... I can't talk to my friends.

I don't know what to do...I just want to be happy, but it just seems so impossible.

You know what to do. You go to a counselor, you talk to friends. It is not that you don't know what to do, it is that you don't want to do it. It is not impossible for you to be happy, but posting in an online forum to avoid doing what you need to do isn't helping you.

It is understandable that you want to avoid doing what you should do. It is extremely common in the digital age. It is much more comfortable to hide anonymously behind a computer screen. I get it, I do it to.

For example, a person has a rash on their skin. Do they go to the doctor? Nope. Instead they go to the Internet and try to Google a fix. They say they can't go to a doctor because of X reason or Y reason. They can't talk to their friends as that is sharing personal information. They seek a digital solution.

My advice is don't look to the digital world for answers. Go to a counselor, talk with friends and family.
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Postby prololies » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:33 am

find some organization that are not for profit to talk to. Some of them dedicate themselves just to listen to other people's problems and help them solve it. They will keep all the information private and confidential. You need to talk to somebody to release your thoughts and be more relieve because keeping thoughts in our head that we want to get out will kill us inside out
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Postby 2scents » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:37 pm

Thoughts shape us...

Sometimes we gotta "feel like" we are lying to ourselves to change the negative patterns -so engrained in our psyche...

Deliberately say positive about yourself...
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