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My name is Katie, I am 36, and I am recovering from anorexia. I have lived with anorexia for nearly seven years.
This week has been tough. We all lose our way now and again; we lapse and other old behaviours and habits come back to haunt you.
There was no significant traumatic event, no disruptive home life – in fact, on paper everything looked perfect and I should have been happy.
I’ll be celebrating the little things and being kind to myself. I’ll be patting my own back every time I can see something’s got slightly easier for me,
I am writing this to tell you that you can beat anorexia. I have.
Now a Staff Nurse, I'm fortunate enough to be in a position to help others heal, cope with or pass away from various illnesses.
I can’t say it's been easy. But you need to be stronger than this voice in your head that is not yours.
I'd suffered with anorexia nervosa and bulimia for a year. Many people have perceptions & stigmas with these words, and don't realise every case is different.
It takes a lot of strength to admit that you are struggling... that you need help.
Emily tackles the myths surrounding eating disorders looking at some of the research into the causes of anorexia nervosa.