Have you ever wanted to punch a doctor in the throat?
“Everything came back normal,” the doctor always said, “You’re fine.”
“Well, Doc. I didn’t come in because I feel fine,” I always thought.
Twenty-two years of that and I had honestly given up on health care. I hated doctors.
Twenty-two years of visits to specialists. Blood tests, urine samples, sleep tests, finger pricks, poking and prodding; always just to come back and tell me that I’m fine.
Our guest blogger tells the story of her determination to be supermodel thin after she was bullied for putting on weight. Her eating disorder and addiction was soon discovered after she crashed.
Eating disorders aren’t always about weight loss. Sure, that may be a contributing factor, but that’s not all there is to it. Riya Dharne’s story will reflect how one eating disorder can take the form of another over time.
Katy Moyes is diagnosed with OCD and anxiety at a young age. Later in life, her OCD fixates on food and she develops an eating disorder. She longs to talk to someone about what’s going on and finds private therapy is her answer.
Rozy writes about her experience with an eating disorder once she hit college and how she eventually confided in a friend so she could get help.
Olivia James shares her experience with “the middle”; the messy bit where your brain is split in two trying to comprehend life without an eating disorder while it still has an eating disorder.
Veva shares her story centred around dermatillomania (skin picking) and the depression, obsession and low self-esteem that fueled her life choices.