Age: 19 (almost)
ED: anorexia nervosa (type 2)
Diagnosed/Self-diagnosed?: first diagnosed when i was 12, recovered but struggled with ED-NOS on and off for years, re-diagnosed w/ anorexia in january.
My biggest pet peeve about ED communities: wanarexics - i can't stand them, people on diets who call themselves anorexic because they're dieting, "fat anas" which is an oxymoron and makes me laugh but also makes me furious at the same time, tYpiNg lYke dIS anD AsKinG how u cAn lYke LoSe 30 pOuNdS iN a mOnTh (or other variations)
Questions/comments/concerns: i sometimes feel like i'm not really anorexic even though i'm diagnosed. i feel like i should be ED-NOS because i'm on the pill and so i still get my period (spotting anyway) but the diagnostic criteria for anorexia is no period unless given estrogen, which i guess is why i am diagnosed anorexic but i can't help feel like a fake. i also have times when i binge and put on weight, and use compensatory behavior (laxatives, exercise, starvation/more severe restriction) to "pay" for it.