April 5th, 2006

created by pureglasscup

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Dear God.

I'm sure some of you may have seen this before, but here is an example of anorexia being personified and acutally invoked as a spiritual being.

Why is it, in your opinion, that some people feel the need to personify a disease? What can a person gain from treating an ED like a person or being that cannot be gained by treating it as an illness? Do you yourself ever view your disease in this way - I'd imagine if you do it wouldn't be anything as bizarre as this, but do you, for example, ever feel that anorexia is like a voice telling you to try harder, berating you for not being good enough?

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My questions are short and sweet, mostly because I'm curious if I'm the only one or not.

I've noticed that since my ED and bi-polar (along with seasonal affective disorder) began around the same time that during my depressive episodes I "rely" on bulimia and the hypomania or manic stages I go downhill quickly with the anorexia. The depressive side occures October-April and hypomania/mania April-October. Hence I go through anorexia and bulimia every year and my weight goes up and down dramatically. Does anyone else deal with this and have you found a medium with recovery or still fight these similar urges?