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Why do you have EDNOS (missing criteria for other ED)?

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:20 PM

Idk what I am at this point but i remember i was just under 90 lbs at one point but they wouldnt diagnose me with anorexia because i didnt lose my period

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

Two years ago I was EDNOS because I wasn't underweight, so I ended up with atypical AN. I don't know if that's changed at all (the binging and purging pretty much went from 1-2 times a month to every other day oops) it's easier to just stick with EDNOS.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:34 PM

Im too fat :/

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:39 PM

Because I was anorexic, went to treatment, got myself some bulimia, and now I'm fat

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:40 PM

Idk what I am at this point but i remember i was just under 90 lbs at one point but they wouldnt diagnose me with anorexia because i didnt lose my period


That's really fucked up

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:43 PM

    They said i had EDNOS because i wasn't ever truly able to restrict and lose a large amount of weight. I also didn't purge often enough to be considered bulimic. I never had a dangerously low weight. I wasn't "doing it right" my doctor said. 


Also wth doctor

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:57 AM

First of all its because i go through phases (binging) gaining, (eating normal) mantaining and (restricting) losing. And because im too fat to be diagnosed. Anything that i do people think im in a diet, in fact my mom encourages me.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

I used to weigh 300 lbs and I'm still overweight, but I only got here because I starved myself. My eating habits are also still pretty unstable to the point where I'm not always in low restriction mode and tend to bounce around from "disordered days" to "normal days", but the thoughts stay. Right now I think it's a pretty fair diagnosis. 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

My therapist listed me as Bulimia so that it opened up treatment options for me but said I was EDNOS. I actually feel I am more Ana than Mia because I don't binge very often, a regular sized plate of food is a binge for me. I tend to restrict and purge usually. But because I am morbidly obese I definitely don't fall into the ana category. Even though by restricting I have lost about 70 pounds. The purging is more recent in the last year or 2. 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

Atypical AN because I didn't have body dysmorphia or a strong fixation on weight loss (bouts of normal eating too). Maybe that's changed now but I'm not ashamed to have EDNOS.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

My BMI is over the cutoff for anorexia, because I cycle between bingeing and restricting

And my current doctor doesn't even seem to think EDNOS (atypical anorexia) IS an ED, when I was seeking treatment for seasonal depression, he told me to "just get active and lose a little weight". When I told him that i am already active and I didn't appreciate being told to lose weight (BMI of ~22 at the time) because of my eating issues, he said it shouldn't bother me because I'm not anorexic πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚ Like dude, I used my "assertiveness"! Where's my trophy?

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

I go through periods of "normal" (lol binging) eating and I'm a normal weight.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:29 AM

i go into different phases.
sometimes i'll purge most or all of what i eat.
or fast and binge in a way that i maintain
and rn i'm sorta restricting and working out but i'll binge during the weekends and then take laxatives which i think is related to bulimia idk

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:33 AM

Because the NHS is weird sometimes? ....


I was told it was, for me, because my highest ever BMI is 19, and when my ED peaked, I 'only' dropped from 17.9 to 17.3, so apparently it's "not so dangerous".


I've never binged or purged etc etc. 


But also I haven't lost my period [even now with a BMI of 16, though my hormones go periodically wonky]. And they were using ICD-10.


It seems also possible due to my age [I was 43 when diagnosed] and petite frame. Plus my primary diagnosis of Depression.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:39 AM

Yeah I think in the U.K. the NHS uses ICD-10

I was diagnosed with atypical AN which I think is a form of ednos but more specific...
Mine is because I was like 0.2 points of BMI 17.5 and I had a massive hoodie on with shit in my pocket. Didn't even get asked to take it off??
And also at that point I had only missed one period, I think you have to miss 3 in order for it to be considered amenorrhea.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

I'm still at a healthy weight, I'm in "recovery" so I can't restrict super low w/o my parents flipping out, and I don't b/p at all any more. I'm hoping to high restrict my way into meeting AN-R criteria though

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:28 PM

Bc I restrict and binge but don't purge so I'm still fat

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

I'm just curious as to why some people (if diagnosed) were given an EDNOS diagnosis instead of anorexia/bulimia. Like, what criteria are you missing? For me, I've been diagnosed with atypical anorexia because I don't have amenorrhea. That's the only criteria that I'm missing out on, everything else fits the anorexia diagnosis. It's not that I want to be diagnosed with anorexia or that I think EDNOS isn't as valid. I just find it odd that if a different diagnostic system was being used (DSM-V instead of ICD-10), I would have a different diagnosis. Anyone else in a similar position? 



Idk what I am at this point but i remember i was just under 90 lbs at one point but they wouldnt diagnose me with anorexia because i didnt lose my period


Man, the ICD-10 seriously needs a refresh - eliminating the amenorrhoea requirement is like the best thing the DSM has ever done. 


I was diagnosed with Bulimia when I was IP, because I was low end of normal and B/Ping 3-4 times per day. However, since then I have stopped purging almost entirely, gone into BED type behaviour because I couldn't stop binging, and then circled around to restricting and purging occasionally without being underweight (yet) - so right now I am OSFED/EDNOS of the Atypical Anorexia type. It's been a wild fucking ride. 




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