Diagnosed/Self-diagnosed?: This is where things become a bit complicated. I was diagnosed with Anorexia when I was 10. I didn't even know what it meant back then. I still don't think I was. I just didn't like food. I was re-diagnosed at 16 when I lost my period for six months. I think something inside broke soon after that. I really lost control of my mind and started eating and purging uncontrollably. This led to me gaining somewhere up to 50 pounds and being diagnosed as bulimic. Right now I am self diagnosing myself as EDNOS since my weight technically makes it impossible for me to still be anorexic.
My biggest pet peeve about ED communities: ED communities don't really bother me, to be honest. I have belonged to a number of them and have learned to ignore those that can't be taken seriously. I guess I would have to say that the only thing that really upsets me is when people lend out tips to anyone who asks. Earlier today someone had said that they were planning on fasting for three days and wanted a break down of what they would feel on each of the three days. It's absolutely ludicrous to me. What's worse is that people actually responded. It truly floors me.
Questions/comments/concerns: I am, by nature, a very emotional and sensitive person. My biggest concern is that I'm going to be secretly judged and measured. I only ask that if I do post something that is just completely ignorant, that it be pointed out. Just. . be gentle, please. Also I would like to say that I really think this community is the best thing to happed to livejournal is a long time. I commend the mods for the patience and determination they must possess for taking on such a difficult task.