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By November 8, 2010 - 2:09pm

I was diagnaosed bipolar 1 at an early age.. I was 13 I didn't even know what it was. I was put in different RTCs and hospitals and put on numerous medications. By the time I was 14 I had been in 3 different treatment centers, the medications caused weight gain and when I came home I stopped eating and lost 30lbs in like 2 months, I couldn't even go to school. That was my first eating problem. I ended up back in treament and was there for 5 mos. I gained the weight back. After that I started doing meth and left home at 16.. at 17 I found out I was pregnant.. and I got my act together. The biological father of my son did not stay around. I met my current bf 3 mos after I had my son.. 6 mos later I found out I was pregnant again. After I had her I was doing good and wasn't on any meds, I thought things were turning around.. my daughter is 2 now and my son is 3. Things are different now.. I started obsessing about my weight from my second child and started taking diet pills.. I did loose 20lbs and now all I can think about is loosing more. I started to binge and purge 6 mos ago and at first didn't do it except for twice a week... now its become everyday, I already feel holes on my back teeth. My bipolar has been coming up a well with long periods of mania and paranoia.. its consent racing thoughts and weight and thoughts and weight over and over.. I love my family and want to be okay.. so now I'm looking for some support :)

By April 9, 2011 - 8:22am

Hi Sickgirl13:

From reading your story, I would say that there is one big thing that you have in your favor. You have to be a very strong individual to endure what you have been through and keep going. You deserve the good things in life and I encourage you to see a medical doctor and a mental health expert to try and gain control of your problems. I would love for you to be able to overcome your current problems both for you and your children. Just keep telling yourself that you are strong and that you deserve the best.

April 9, 2011 - 8:22am

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