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    My ed is a secret
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    rsqer0517 posted:
    I was morbidly obese. I have restricted and abused laxatives to the tune of a "normal" BMI. My doctor loves this. My husband is terrified of my weight loss but has no idea there are eating disorders. My family believes it's my fibromyalgia making me lose weight. I just feel like no one understands me at all
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    diytestkitsdotcom responded:
    Hi rsqer0517,

    I'm sorry that you feel as though that people don't understand you. Are you pressured to lose weight?

    Also, try to see things from their perspective. Do they want you to lose weight for your well being or because they are embarrassed by you. If you see concern, this means that they love you and may just be worried over your health. Maybe, you also misunderstand them.

    Get another doctor. If yours is just happy about you losing weight by any means shows how little concern he has for you.

    Your husband is worried, for a good cause - he loves you and wants only what is best for you. He wants you to lose weight for your health but not at the expense of your safety. Instinct might be telling him that there is something wrong, because of the speed of the weight loss, making him suspicious.

    Diet and exercise are your best bet to getting fit, definitely not through abusing the use of products like laxatives. Talk to your family, try to ask for their help and support in this journey you want to take. Help them understand how you feel, this way they can better help you in return.

    Best of luck to you and take care!


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