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Re: Finding help for an eating disorder

@Eden1717 That sucks...

 

I wish people cared more about less "famous" conditions.

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@Tiny_leaf  Yeah it sucks 

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Hey @Eden1717 and @Tiny_leaf

 

I was reading over your posts from last night, and I wanted to check in to say that I really understand and empathise with how frustrated you both must be feeling. Unfortunately, eating disorders are some of the most negatively stigmaised mental health conditions, and it can be extremely hard to get support, even from health professionals. I can really understand how stuck and exhausted you might feel @Eden1717 after doing all the right things, and it not really helping how you need it to. 

I just wanted to check if either of you had spoken to a GP about your eating disorder since November of last year? Around this time there were medicare changes, and the Eating Disorder Care Plan was introduced. This allows for up to 40 sessions with a psychologist, and 20 with a dietician for those who meet the criteria. It might be worth taking a look at because the criteria do not just account for those with Anorexia Nervosa, but also Bulmia, Binge Eating Disorder, and OSFED (which you had mentioned earlier). I hope this helps!

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@Andrea-RO No, whatever I have is sub-clinical so I don't qualify for anything.

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@Andrea-RO  These things don’t help if you can’t find someone to actually help in the first place there are only a few specialist psychologists in my area and the one I saw already said I needed more than that and dieticians don’t help me because meal plans are useless and I already know about nutrition well enough to know what a healthy diet looks like but knowing that doesn’t help at all. Even if I could find those people it wouldn’t be helpful anyway but I doubt I could find someone in the first place. I have spoken to 4 GP’s about it and asked them specifically if they could help and they have all done nothing about it wen to one over and over saying how I felt so sick form it I thought I was going to faint and they just said your blood pressure seems fine. None of them care not a single one cares the only one that has I have seen twice and he asked if I had been referred to the eating disorders service (the one that told me they couldn’t help) and of course I told him yes and that that wasn’t an option but he said he didn’t know what else to do. My psychiatrist constantly ignores it no one cares and I have no options left it is now just left to how long I can survive it.  

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@Tiny_leaf  That sort of thing is usually referred to as “disordered eating” vs an eating disorder which has a clinical diagnosis. Disordered eating is like a general behavior that could be anything. Like not eating regularly or at weird times or something that isn’t normal but maybe not a clinical thing either. Idk if that makes sense but lots of people have disordered eating habits just some peoples are worse than others. 

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@Eden1717 I would suggest telehealth but idk much about it...

 

I wish I could get them all to help you.

 

Honestly they don't care about blood pressure anyway, no one cares when mine gets low.

 

I can't do much but I can listen. I know it's probably not much though..

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@Eden1717 that's good to know, thank you. 

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@Tiny_leaf  Telehealth is the same problem as the psychologist. 

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Re: Finding help for an eating disorder

@Eden1717 That sucks...

Is there anything we can do?