Anorexia and the RN - page 3

Are there any RN's or even student nurses out there taht are or have had Anorexia or Bulimia? Do you still have it? I do have anorexia and no one knows about it. They thought I was better but when I... Read More

  1. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Thansk suzanna. I appreciate your openness and honesty. I do actually feel stronger. I exercise a lot. I do not feel hungry at all. I did eat yesturday (first time in 1.5 weeks) and I just did an extra mile on the treadmill at a faster pace. I feel stronger when I am in control and I tend to exercise more when I am in control. I have more muscle than I did 3 months ago and I feel wonderful. Even though I ate yesturday at the picnic I still do not have the urge today to eat. It is weird. I used to go on binges after a few days of 300-500 cals a day but recently I have not felt hungry at all. I ate yesturday because it was a fun event and friends were all around. But I did not feel like I just had to eat. Usually after a binge, too, I would feel like I couldn't stop and yet today I feel fine(of course I did not binge yesturday either. I ate "normal" which is a lot for me.0 I feel on track again. You know my doctor told me (when she was worried about the anorexia when I had gotten real skinny) that she would feel good if I ate 1000 cals a day. well some days I go over the 500 limit I put on myself and I hit like 800 clas. That is only 200 short of what my doc feels safe with. (And my doc is really tough on me and she is a great doc) so I am not starving myself, I do not feel. I used to go on fasts and stuff with only water all day for days but I am just eating 100 clas every few hours or so throughout the day. I think my metabolism likes this. This is how we are told to eat anyway. Especially if someone is pregnant they are told to eat mini meals. Anyway. tHANks all for your kind words. I appreciate it all. I am trying to do this the healthy way but still feel in control of things.
    Last edit by KibbsRNstudent on Jul 5, '04
  2. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Quote from kkbaroness
    KibbsRN.... I hope you do talk to you school counselor. You are very brave and it takes a lot of courage to get help. I was an anorexic in high school and was afraid to get help and now I wish I had. I did not get help until I was 30 yrs old. I still have a problem with eating although now it is the opposite problem - I over eat. I need to get some counseling for it to. We all have some problem that needs attention. :-) No one is ever perfect. Your counselor at school will be very supportive and want to help you. You will NOT get kicked out of school, that is for sure. Please let us know how you are doing. Support is so imortant and you have it here. :-)
    Thank you for that. It is nice to know people taht do not knwo you care. It is funny how things work like taht. People who od not knwo you seem to sho more concern and care than those who have commited thier lives to loving you (that includes parents). Thanks!!