In a recent publication it has been highlighted that 1 in 5 people in the UK who suffer with eating disorders are male.
There are many causes of anorexia in both men and women the most highlighted cause is celebrity magazines. Often most people aspire to look like these glamorous models and because some of therm look really thin they try to change the way they look.
This isn’t the only cause of anorexia there are many highlighted cases of bullying and mental disorders that has triggered this nasty disorder.
I will discuss my story that has recently been published online by many major news outlets.
I am a 23 years of age and I suffer with a disability called cerebral palsy. For many years I suffered with bullying because I was big and that I was different due to my disability.
When I was 13 I got so depressed about the abuse I was getting and it sent me on a downward spiral that hit me with such stress I couldn’t handle it anymore and this abuse I got wasn’t just your normal bullying it was physical and mental abuse I got everyday.
Ten years on I still suffer with my disorder and I live off a diet of custard, mousses and complan replacement drinks because I fear choking on food.
Not only do I suffer with many health issues but I suffer with many phobias that can make me helpless at times and I hide away because I mentally can’t cope.
I won’t sit here and say it is easy on anyone with this disorder because there is such a level of stress it can cause and unlike other people say it’s not just a case of just eating because that isn’t how it works. This is a mental disorder and depending on the complexities it isn’t always easy to cure, everyone suffers with it in different ways and for different reasons.
If you are suffering with anorexia don’t suffer in silence try to seek the help you need to put you on the road to recovery. Some words of wisdom I always live by: You make your own destiny in life and you will find the right path to walk down to a better life.
I have attached the links below to my news story and I hope you enjoy reading them.
The Sun Manorexia Marc
The Daily Male Anorexia Marc
Leading by example can always be a hard thing to do but that’s one thing I aim to do in my life. In my recent blog post I discussed the topic about my health and male anorexia story, after much comment reading I have found that a lot of people support my story and give lots of support which I really love to see because it has been hard for me and to this day still is.
The unfortunate thing like any news story it has a backlash of hate comments, now don’t get me wrong everyone is entitled to their own opinion but some of the comments got very personal. I don’t see why I should be judged because I was born with cerebral palsy and on a day-to-day basis I have to take a lot of tablets for anxiety, spasms, pain, constipation and anti acid. I wake up every morning feeling like rubbish, my family have to help me do everything that even includes a washing routine.
I hardly ever leave my house because I stumble and fall which means I go months on end not leaving the house and even if I do go out I am escorted by a family member. Even in my home I stumble and fall.
Never the less with this said I still help others if I can even if it is just a text seeing if they are ok. I know sometimes I can’t help because I don’t understand everything but I still try. I sometimes hate my learning difficulties because at times I want to help but I just can’t think of a solution.
In my life all I care about is making other people happy. I know that statement may seem silly but if I can just make one person smile then that makes me happy. I guess in a way that is how I get through day-to-day life, put this in prospective I am mostly bed bound but I still help others and the only reason why I still help people in that state is because it makes me feel like I am doing some good in this world.
On a last note, I only shared my story plus life events to lead by example. I don’t live behind a big smoke screen I am who I am.
If I can help just one person avoid the pain I go through day-to-day, then that means I have reached my goal.
As some of you maybe aware that I occasionally make YouTube videos under the username “iPhoneSnappyGuy” or “AwarenessPictures.com”.
Throughout the time I have published on YouTube I have always suffered with sickness and I have always pushed myself through all the pain but recently I have felt much worse. I know the support helps me get through it all but sometimes it’s harder just to push through the pain.
Recently I have had my story published in many worldwide media outlets. The story covers many aspects of my health condition. The story also highlights my ongoing struggle with anorexia and phobia’s.
If you would like to read my story then the link can be found below.
On a last note, I will be taking a long break from any online media including my blog.
I thank everyone for the support, without you all I wouldn’t be able to get through the day.
Remember Stay Safe!
Male Anorexia Story