I have had dual diagnosis of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, and over exercising which goes in atrocious circles since i was 13 and I am now 21 years old. No other professionals have been able to answer this and I have checked everywhere. The problem: every time i attempt to recover and introduce food into my system, I can usually eat small stabled meals for a few weeks until I become horribly sick. This looks like extreme nausea, weakness, and a strange type of acid reflux, burping up food, but it tastes revolting, like putrid rotting poison. I know the taste of stomach acid, and this stuff is just not right, tastes like my insides rotting. What IS this and how do i conquer it?
I always try to wait this period out. But what ends up happening each time is vicious hours of throwing up without meaning to. So how am i supposed to start eating without purging if i end up puking my guts out with sickness anyway? I think my digestive system and bowels have shut down somewhat. I have been addicted to laxatives for a long time as well, only because my doctor stupidly prescribed them for me thinking it would make it easier for my digestive system and bowels to work when i brought him this problem. I cannot seem to at all take a crap without them, so for weeks the food stays inside me and it is really painful. I am an extremely active athlete, i no longer want to have this addiction rule my life, because i need to be able to eat healthily in order to keep doing the activities i love. My bloating is getting out of hand, painfully extends out abnormally even with a few sips of water. I have recently been in a bulimia episode i somewhat have control of. My day consists of starving myself, working out many hours, and at night I binge, throw it up, or if i am lazy overdose on laxatives, but anyhow considering if the day following is busy, i usually take laxatives or else the remaining food inside makes me feel nauseous. Any thoughts, tips, vitamins, medications i could try?
I feel for you, ciqala, you are so caught up in the misery of an eating disorder. I understand that you are trying to get better and when you do you have other problems. It's a vicious cycle. You CAN break free of it, but it's going to take some help. You need to see your doctor and get a referral to an eating disorder program. There you will get help with all the aspects of your eating disorder: physical, mental, emotional and psychological. Your body has taken a serious hit from your eating disorder and it needs some TLC. Unfortunately there is no easy solution like a vitamin. You need to get assessed to see what is going on medically and then get treatment. You CAN recover from an eating disorder, both physically and emotionally but it's going to take some time and professional help. By the way I have 15 years recovery and there is definitely life on the other side!
Why don't you see a gastroenterologist? It sounds like you have delayed gastric emptying, maybe even gastroparesis. And it sounds like you need to be inpatient to control your behaviors. I hope you get the help you need. xoxo
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