Anyone With An Eating Disorder? in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted June 23, 2009 · Report to Admin *sigh* this post really touched me - I never post on here but couldn't help it on this one... I did some research a while back and most of the links between ED's and Celiac were biological in nature. But as one who suffers from/battles both the psychological links are really powerful. -ED tells me "everyone's watching what you eat" and indeed, people always ask why I can't eat certain things and every meal eaten with others inevitably involves a conversation about my diet. -ED tells me eating is bad and then I get praised by co-workers for abstaining from someone's birthday cake "you're so good" "you have such will-power" (um...or such bad diarrhea if you must know!) -ED tells me to obsess about food labels. Celiac makes me. -ED tells me I shouldn't eat. Celiac makes me wish food didn't exist. My Celiac diagnosis actually exacerbated a lurking eating disorder that had not yet surfaced in full force. I've had about 4 years of therapy for ED and it is still a daily battle. Celiac and ED are so intermingled that I can't even isolate the diagnoses anymore. I would really recommend you get treatment for the ED and process the Celiac journey as well. also, I have a blog that discusses both if you ever want to check it out...I just posted about Celiac tonight www.novemberblue.wordpress.com -n.b.