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

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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One year ago:
D was socially isolated, depressed, anxious about school, food obsessed, over exercising, restricting, calorie counting, purging, self medicating with weed and alcohol, spent much of her time napping showing little interest in life.

D has rebuilt friend relationships, is happy, content most days, keeps school work in perspective, has stopped counting calories, over exercising and purging after every meal, she is staying away from drugs and alcohol, has discovered art and music activities she enjoys and is making plans for the future.

It's still one day and a time, and requires constant vigilance on our part, but I do see a light at the end of the tunnel. Here's looking forward to 2014!
Tempest -18 yo daughter diagnosed with EDNOS since 15, FBT at home WR 12/13, relapse 10/14, Residential 2015 for 3 months, PHP several weeks. New dx bi-polar. Home now seeing good treatment team weekly, attending college. D still occasionally purging but weight stable.
Great to read, Tempest!
What a wonderful update and end of the year assessment you've made on your D's progress.

Such and inspiration to many others.

Hoping the best for you that she will continue to flourish

Well done Mom
WenWinning (formerly wenlow) - a Mom who has learned patience, determination, empathy, and inner strength to help her young adult daughter gain full remission after over a decade of illness and clinician set inaccurate weights