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“The thing about eating disorders is that you kind of go along for a while thinking you’re in control of it”

By November 7, 2021November 13th, 2021No Comments

Linnea Dunne speaks to Lisa Murphy about why she had to launch GoFundMe to get help…

*TW: This piece contains references to eating disorders


“It’s about 50 times a day I’m getting sick at this stage. I’m taking laxatives every day, so many that a lot of the time, they don’t actually work,” says Lisa Murphy, who’s suffered from disordered eating one way or another for as long as she can remember. Her teeth are destroyed, her eyesight has deteriorated radically, and she doesn’t get periods. After more than a decade of battling the condition, she gave up hope of in-patient care through the HSE and set up a GoFundMe page to raise the funds for private care.

Linnea Dunne speaks to Lisa Murphy about why she had to launch GoFundMe to get help...

*TW: This piece contains references to eating disorders

“It’s about 50 times a day I’m getting sick at this stage. I’m taking laxatives every day, so many that a lot of the time, they don’t actually work,” says Lisa Murphy, who’s suffered from disordered eating one way or another for as long as she can remember. Her teeth are destroyed, her eyesight has deteriorated radically, and she doesn’t . . .

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