Physical help without psychiatric

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by ATLAFlame, Sep 28, 2014.

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  1. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Hi

    I was wondering if there is a way to gain physical help for my anorexia without the psychiatric side, I have the eating disorder under control now (well mostly), buthen continue to be unable to physically gain weight
    I don't need the mental side of eating disorder treatment, just the physical side.

    Thank you
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  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Pokémon Master Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    You could always see a dietician. Normally when you seek help for anorexia you get the full package psychiatric and dieticians who specialise in people with eating disorders. They can advise you on what foods to eat that will help you gain weight and can also prescribe nutritional snacks, shakes and supplements that have extra calories in them.
     
  3. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Would that be without the psychiatric services? Last time I saw them, i was pressured/coerced into it by my parents and a doctor, and being referred & coerced made me significantly worse (not that they'd know that of course)

    Thank you
     
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  4. Butterfly

    Butterfly Pokémon Master Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    You could see a dietician without being referred for psychiatric help but they would probably recommend that you did get psychiatric help for the anorexia. My fiancé was severely underweight due to a medical condition and he had access to a dietician and put him on nutritional supplements.
     
  5. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Hmm :/ not something i ever want to go through again
     
  6. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    I may try it, after signing an advanced statement form provided courtesy of the CCHR
     
  7. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Seemingly partial paralysis?

    I occasionally go through periods when I'm seemingly unable to move my legs (having one at the moment) and sometimes more of my body, and was wondering if anyone else with anorexia experiences this or is it just me? If it is the anorexia, what would be the cause?
    I haven't been able to eat as much as I usually do recently because I've had no money.
     
  8. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Re: Seemingly partial paralysis?

    A regular doctor can help advise one how to gain the weight.
     
  9. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Re: Seemingly partial paralysis?

    That was the kind of person I'm trying to avoid though... that's why I'm asking on here
     
  10. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Re: Seemingly partial paralysis?

    A regular doctor can explain why your leg did what it did. They won't commit you to a psych ward.

    I would say take ENSURE plus that's what I took when I was not eating at the hospital and it made me gain 5 lbs in no time. There are supplements that helps people gain weight.
     
  11. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Re: Seemingly partial paralysis?

    True. I'll be seeing a neurologist sometime in December so I'll ask there?

    Is this ensure stuff prescription free? Being coerced into 'help' for anorexia almost killed me once before and now I'm in a much better place overall, suicide is something I'd rather avoid.
     
  12. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Re: Seemingly partial paralysis?

    Ensure is available usually stocked in pharmacy diet section in aisle, no rx is needed for this stuff. A lot old people drink it a lot underweight drink it for many different reasons no one will ask you questions when you check it out. I am currently drinking muscle milk occasionally now because I brought it on sale it was cheaper than ensure.
     
  13. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Re: Seemingly partial paralysis?

    Thank you, I'll look next time I go into town
     
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