Ultimately it’s your decision whether to begin to accept help and work towards recovery. Confiding in someone you trust completely, is the first step and can be a great relief. That person will be able to help you find the appropriate help, perhaps finding a counsellor to talk to, one who has a good understanding of eating disorders, or help you seek a sympathetic doctor (or nurse) who can listen to what you’re going through.
Accepting that you’re suffering is one of the hardest parts and you may try to convince yourself that there is no problem or that you are in control. Yes, you might feel in control at the start, but unfortunately as the illness gets a grip, anorexia takes more control and leaves you feeling powerless. Acknowledging how you're feeling; the tiredness, lack of concentration, feeling cold and even light-headed, feeling alone, anxious and depressed - all these need facing. You may not understand why family members, friends and colleagues seem so interfering and perhaps threaten to take responsibility, but it’s because they care about you and because anorexia can develop quickly into something that rules the mind and can seriously damage the body. Getting help before the illness controls you is possible, and seeking help as early as possible can prevent it from reaching that stage. Help is available and ABC is here for you so you can call or email us via http:/anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk