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Nicole – ED

Eating Disorders… It is a room where we share our stories, our long journey on the bumpy road to recovery. The ED room is a safe haven for those of us struggling with disordered eating, it is all all about ED RECOVERY and are NOT in any way about pro-ana(anorexia)
There is a lot of helpful information in the room but most importantly it is where others who are going through or have gone through the same struggles come in, take our hand and guide us back onto the path to recovery when we have lost track.
It is a moderated forum with specific rules to minimize to possible triggers. Weights, clothes sizes,BMI, calories, these are things that are not allowed………there are enough triggers in our daily lives already!
You will find a lot of support and care here, someone recommended me to write two letters, one from me to my ED and one from my ED to me. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, besides reaching out and getting specific treatment for my eating disorder. The letters helped me to understand my ED a bit more and it felt good to actual talk out loud to my ED.
When I first found the forums I was very much in denial, but willing to fight this……..I found a friend there who took my hand to guides me through this………it is nice to know I am not alone and that I can talk to someone who has been there, done that and understands me 100%.
The success stories are there which is very comforting and gives me hope. It is nice to be able to help others too, it not only helps them but it helps me too to look at my own struggles again and become more aware of the thought patterns that are not normal.
It is all about awareness, feeling safe to share and comforting to know you are understood.

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