I had a relapse yesterday. I barely ate and I weighed myself. I don't understand. Ive been good for 4 months. Why did I have a relapse. Im scared ill have another.
I’m so sorry that you are struggling with this. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot. This discussion forum might have some helpful tips on how to prevent further relapses:
One of the posters suggested seeing a counselor. I think that is a brilliant idea. Though there are all kinds of people who have dealt with relapses alone, having a strong support system can help make this process easier. A strong support system can be of great help. Start by talking to the people closest to you about what has been going on. You are not alone, and you don’t have to do this alone. I think www.psychologytoday.com is also great place to start when looking for a counselor or support group.
The National Eating Disorders Association has a helpline:
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline. They are available Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is: 1-800-931-2237.
Mayo Clinic also has some excellent tips and resources:
Some days will be easier than others, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that you try your best. It is great to hold yourself accountable, but make sure you aren’t beating yourself up about it. You may need to make some changes so that you don’t feel tempted to fall back into old habits. Here are some suggested changes you can make:
You know yourself the best, so you know what is triggering for you. Be honest with yourself, but don’t be cruel.
Hang in there,