wyllhyw5 karma2019-04-01 20:30:26 UTC
After my recovery journey, I developed PTSD-like symptoms in response to talking about or thinking about treatment. It's now been four years since I got out of the residential facility I was in and though I have made enough progress to talk broadly about my experiences, I still have anxiety attacks when I try to think about the details. Did you experience anything like this after your recovery journey?
P.S. I am incredibly grateful that you were able to overcome your ED and evolve into the person you are today. Your journey and experiences have likely already helped and inspired so many people and I admire you greatly!
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wyllhyw5 karma2019-04-01 20:25:52 UTC
In my personal experience, I was constantly consumed by hunger, dehydration, and dizziness. I didn't have a lack of appetite--I was purely driven by my anxiety to maintain a sense of control in my life. I think it's different for everyone. When I was in treatment, many people struggled to finish their meals, but I felt like an empty pit that couldn't be satisfied.
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