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Referral to Eating Disorder Services

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CaulkheadUpNorth Wed 07-Jan-15 18:16:11

I thought I wouldn't be nervous receiving this letter, but I am! I've been told to make an appointment, which will last about 90 minutes.

I'm pretty experienced with mh stuff, but getting help for the eating disorder is pretty new to me. Anyone know what happens when you have an appointment, hold my hand, that sort of thing?

flatteredbutlost Fri 09-Jan-15 08:57:38

No advice yet, but I've got mine in 2 weeks too. I don't really want to himsad

flatteredbutlost Fri 09-Jan-15 08:58:08


CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 09-Jan-15 09:07:34

I haven't made the appointment yet, but will today.

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 11-Jan-15 20:57:39


I have just been. Mine was for BED, so might be different if you are suffering from another ED.

I had to complete a questionnaire prior to going in, which asked me to think about the last 28 & 7 days in regards to food/my mood/behaviour. I found it ok to fill in.

Then a very nice physiatrist asked me lots of questions. I was weighed sad and she talked me through treatment options. There is a waitling list, but it is good to be 'in the system'.

I was v nervous but actually it was fine. For a NHS service the place and people all seemed very serene and calm.....

It is a big step going...but hopefully a worthwhile one of you.

Good luck. thanks


MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 11-Jan-15 20:59:59

Err I mean psychiatrist!!

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 11-Jan-15 21:00:24

Thank you, that really helps.
It's for bulimia, although I've had three long periods of anorexia too.
Ironically, having struggled with this for fifteen years, the last few weeks have been ok!

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 11-Jan-15 21:02:06

I think Margo would see a psychiatrist but call it something else. That's a Margo sort of thing to do! Id love to be Barabara tbh!

MrsMargoLeadbetter Sun 11-Jan-15 22:17:55

Ah yes! Wonder what she'd say they were, a dietican?!?!?

Barbara was great too smile

I wonder if the 'good' weeks are due to knowing the appointment is coming? I have had the opposite, in that the thought of it made me worse.

There was a poster there for a book about overcoming overeating by a UK Dr which I have started to read. It is interesting to read about EDs from a clinical point if view.

Good luck.

CaulkheadUpNorth Sun 11-Jan-15 22:19:22

No, good weeks are due to the masses of lithium I now take!

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 12-Jan-15 13:41:36

I've got an appointment for next Tuesday.
It's normal to not want to eat between then and now, isn't it?!

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