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Can Someone help me??

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  • Posted By: AllDaWayFromIreland
  • June 7, 2007
  • 00:25 AM

Recently i have almost completely stopped eating, it doesnt bother me really sometimes i will get hunger pang but they pass.. only thing is i am doing it deliberatly and since i have started i have lost great amount of weight, i always saw myself as overweight i was 16stone 12 pounds i am now 15 stone, since i noticed the weight going from me it has made me want to keep going and starve myself even more i know it is bad for my health..
This wouldnt be the first means off self harm to me i tend to burn myself and cut also i dont know why i do it i think i just need the attention i always just seems to get an out of body experience and start doing all off this.. i have been prescribed anti-depressant medication (lustral) i just really dont know how to stop and to live a healthy (slim-Happy) lifestyle without harming my health.. i would appreciate your comments please .:) And i have tried healthier ways off loosing weight it just doesn't sem to happen..

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  • Hi,I'm all thewayfromaustralia!:)It seems to me that the best thing you could do is forget all about weightloss and try to concentrate on having a healthy happy life. Therefore work on healthy eating, excercise etc. This will help your depression, help stop the self harm, and allow you not to worry so much about your weight, you will lose it without any suffering or "dieting" with just sensible eating and excercise.Cheers,Craig
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor------As much as I appreciate Craig's suggestions I would certainly start by visiting your doctor and explaining all of this and get their opinion on whether what you are experiencing is an eating disorder, and if so, what kind, and what you can do about it. Furthermore, given what you've decribed it sounds as though cognitive-behavioral therapy may be of use in conjuction with the Lustral, which most Americans know as Zoloft. I would most certainly consult a doctor as medical attention may be neccesary, expecially considering how severe eating disorders can be. It is far more than just "not being hungry" or "starving yourself" and that combined with issues of self-harm creates a potentially dangerous situation. I think the best thing you can do is to see a doctor regarding this, and be very open and honest about your thoughts and behaviors.Teddy
    randomness 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • A natural remedy for self-hate is Crab Apple, a Bach Flower. I don't know if you are near health food stores, but you can order it online.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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