I used to be your typical teenager, but my life changed drastically when I was diagnosed with bulimia. I had no idea what it was, so I turned to the internet for answers. Bulimia is an eating disorder, characterized by episodes of binge-eating and then purging. I wanted to deny it, but deep down, I knew it was true.
For the next few months, I struggled to maintain a healthy relationship with food. I would binge and purge, trying to hide my secret from everyone close to me. I felt ashamed and embarrassed, and I was so worried about what people would think of me.
I spent a lot of time in the bathroom, purging my food. I also began to workout for hours and hours every day, in an attempt to control my weight. But my obsession was only making me mentally and emotionally worse.
My friends and family were completely unaware of what was going on. I was so good at hiding it, and I was terrified of being judged or misunderstood. I felt so alone and scared, not knowing how to get help.
Eventually, things went too far and I found myself in the hospital with malnutrition. My reality had been shattered, and I had hit rock bottom. I was overwhelmed with sadness, and I knew it was going to take more than will power to overcome this.
Hopefully, I can accept this disease and find a way out of the darkness I’m in. I’m trying to find a way to heal, but I know it won’t be easy. I’m determined to take back control of my life.