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Posted 20 days ago
That is such a good and clear description and it really does resonate with what my daughter went through. Even the threat of the absent anorexic internal voice seemed to control her, she would restrict because she felt that when it did reappear it would be crosser than ever if she had weakened and eaten something. As far as I can see the voice is that of their deepest fears encapsulated in the fear of eating. I am not sure exactly how she managed to silence it in the end, that is even if it is completely silenced but she has learnt to rationalise it, accept that from time to time it will whisper in her ear, but it no longer has the same appeal for her and long may that last
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Thank you for that reply and giving me the hope that 'it' can be overcome as your daughter has
Posted 21 days ago
We have just started family therapy and during the last session my daughter began to describe what her eating disorder is like. She said there are two entities inside her head one is good and rationale but the is like a screaming baby that drowns out the other one and is demanding and draining. Something else she shared is that sometimes the screaming baby is not there. I asked if when that happens she feels better and able to eat and she said no because if she does it'll come back and be even worse. So even if its not screaming it still controls her.
Does anyone else have similar experience?