Coffeek

302d

How do you cope with never feeling like you’re “sick enough”, or feeling that you “aren’t that bad” constantly? I can’t stop comparing my experience to others and it’s so exhausting and makes me feel horrible ;;

Anorexia Nervosa

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  • SadieShip

    301d

    I would like to know how to cope with it as well. I know I shouldn’t, but I watch ED vlogs, and I can’t help but compare myself with them.

  • Coffeek

    301d

    For me, I do a ton of calorie intake comparison. Who’s lower, who’s higher, this constant battle in my head of never being good enough or always wanting to do more. Quora is a huge trigger space

  • Halsey

    301d

    My therapist told me that a very common trauma response is to tell ourselves that we made it all up or that we’re overreacting. It’s how the trauma keeps us stuck without getting help. I think this applies to EDs as well. Our EDs want to maintain control over our brains, so they convince us that we’re not that bad. Something that helps me when I feel this way is writing down all of the things I don’t get to do or enjoy because of my ED. It helps to see that concrete evidence of how it is hurting my quality of life.

  • Coffeek

    301d

    @halsey thank you so much wow, for someone who also has cptsd that makes ALOT of sense, I always would think I’m overreacting when it came to trauma or that I’m a liar and my ed will say the same. It’s just this vicious cycle. But I definitely will try and write that down that sounds so helpful I truly appreciate it!💓

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