Developing An Eating DisorderAddictionDeveloping An Eating Disorder<div class="ExternalClass7C74C803929E45F8BE0FA8D41BB5129F"><p>​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">I think I might be developing an eating disorder. I really don't mean to sound dramatic but over the past month I've been eating less and less and exercising way more. I can't stand the feeling of food in my stomach and I haven't had any breakfast or lunch in the past few weeks. Tonight I ate a full meal and I cried afterwards because I could practically feel my whole body inflating. I really don't want to gain weight but I don't want to end up in a hospital either. I asked my therapist about it (I told her it was one of my friends who was dealing with it) and she said these things usually will go away and not develop into a full blown eating disorder. Will it go away? If not, what do I do?</span><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass2372A1DF245F4D6BA2693F7068A5C8AF"><p style="font-size:11.7px;"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Thank you for reaching out to Your Life Your Voice, we are sorry to hear you are struggling with this but you did the right thing by reaching out looking for support.  You are stronger than you may realize. We are proud of you for opening up to your therapist and we trust she knows what is best however we would strongly encourage you to be honest with her and tell her you are the one who is struggling so she can help you. The point of therapy is being vulnerable and honest in order to get the help you deserve. There is nothing to be scared of and it sounds like she is big support in your life. We also can be a support to you, give us a call and talk with one of our counselors.<br></span></p><p style="font-size:11.7px;"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Check out our site: </span><a href="/"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">www.yourlifeyourvoice.org</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4"> , we have some great tips on coping skills, how to talk to  your parents, dealing with self-esteem etc.  We gave included the link to our Eating Disorders Topic, there are tips and tools to help you through this difficult time in your life: </span><a href="/Pages/eating-disorder.aspx" style="background-color:transparent;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/eating-disorder.aspx</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">.</span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4" style="background-color:transparent;"></span></p><p style="font-size:11.7px;"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">Stay safe.</span></p><p style="font-size:11.7px;"> <span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-4">LO, Counselor</span></p></div>17

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