Does this count as a eating disorder?

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For the last month or so I have been eating very little, not not eating but just not eating as much. I’ll go threw most of the day without eating except the dinner my family makes, and even then it’s still small compared to what everyone else eats. I tried to start eating more, like a full lunch, but I get half way done and feel like I’m gonna throw up. I’ve been dizzy a lot, and my hand is never steady. I’m scared to ask cause I’d hate to be the girl who cried eating disorder.

Category: Tags: asked August 10, 2014

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Don't be afraid to talk about those kinds of things. To answer your question yes, that is Anoreixa and the" second type of anorexia is called restrictive, as the name suggests the sufferer will restrict the amount of food taken into the body, with this type of anorexia the sufferer won’t eat binge on food and then vomit, they just don’t eat.The will have the same overall thoughts and feelings about how there body looks and will have the same fear that they are overweight, the same sense of worthlessness and they can be affected greatly by depression which goes hand in hand with anorexia.The sufferer may also exercise sometimes to the extreme in the attempt to rid them selves of the fat they see themselves as having."I was diagnosed with this after I started doing what you are doing and stopped eating period, don't let it get to that point, speak to someone. I'm always here if you'd like to talk.
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I think you should talk with your doctor, specifically regarding why you don't eat anything before dinner. Do you lack appetite? Is it a choice? Your stomach is probably becoming smaller from the reduced stretching action of food, so you know you'll have to cut your dinner in half and eat the other half at lunch or during the day. If you lack the appetite, or are choosing to not eat, it's ok to ask for help and talk about it.
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I think that before you decide it is a mental problem, you first have to rule out a physical problem. Go see your doctor first before doing anything else. If he rules out that it's a physical problem, you can take the next step and look into a mental component.
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Eating disorders are not just the traditional anorexia/bulmia though we have been conditioned to believe as such. Some eating disorders are not the result of trying to be thin, but other psychological/physiological symptoms.
Anorexia is typified by eating little, but it is also typified by refusing to eat/having rules in your head that prevent you from eating with an intense fear of gaining weight.
It sounds like your eating disorder could be a physical, not an emotional issue if you are not actively trying to avoid eating, but rather, are struggling to eat/be hungry with uncontrollable physical symptoms (i.e. vomiting after eating not because you feel you need to, but because your body is unable to handle the food). In any case, you should see a doctor who will be able to help refer you to the appropriate places.