I before E
except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour
fuck the english language
[These are symptoms for mental illness in general, not necessarily ED. They still apply, but there may be additional warning signs if you have other issues.]
You’re pushing yourself too hard, or suddenly everything makes you tired.
Making excuses, or little white lies that aren’t so little. Lying about how much you’re eating or sleeping, for example.
Things aren’t happening fast enough, and others aren’t doing what you expect of them. You find yourself snapping and sighing.
Unreasonable despair that is disproportionate to the situation in intensity, frequency or duration. Often also involves exhaustion and isolation.
You don’t want to see anyone. You realize it’s been a while since you talked to [friend’s name]. Or anyone.
At people, situations, and things not going your way. Cue sarcasm, impatience and snapping.
Feelings of why is this happening to me? Why me?
Thinking you’ve got everything under control—which may lead to poor decision-making or ignoring early symptoms or triggers. (I can’t be sick again, I’m fine!)
9. Unreachable expectations of others.
Resentment and anger at others. I’ve changed, so why hasn’t everyone else?
10. Drug & alcohol use.
Mood-altering substances do not help mental illness. Period.
11. Unreachable expectations of self.
Setting goals that are too high, expecting too much of yourself and therefore being consistently disappointed with yourself.
12. Inadequate use of support structure.
Either you don’t have a support structure in place, or you’re not using it. This could also mean not following your treatment plan, not keeping your doctor’s appointments, etc.
If you see more than a couple of these signs in yourself, get help now. Catching relapse early can reduce the severity and length. You’ll be feeling better sooner, and everyone wants that!