F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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salmy Show full post »
It is truly miserable. I did find that keeping a fixed timetable was really helpful for D. Her anxiety was so high that trying to eat at a different time, or change the meal schedule around was all too much for. We are normally pretty flexible with meals and timing here. Late some days, early others but it just didn't work when she was really ill. There is no right way to do this but if there is no option but to move meal times around advance notice may help her.  

We have all flipped out at times. ED can really push your buttons. So maddening and frustrating at times. I know I did best when I was much less emotionally involved and more pragmatic - this is what has to be done. I didn't like and she hated it, but it is what it was. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.