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New Eating Disorder Forum

Hi,

MedHelp is pleased to announce the opening of our new Eating Disorders forum. The forum is located at http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/165 and is meant to focus on issues involving different types of Eating Disorders. Please note, this is an unmoderated Medical Community.

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Bulimia is the other part of emotional eating, and the patterns of starving and gorging at night is a definite emotional eating pattern.
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I would be interested in discussing bulimia in this forum with anyone else who is suffering like I am.
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I have eating disorders.  I was bulimic for approx. 32 years.  I sought halp about two years ago and am no longer vomiting.  I still have other eating disorder problems but have finally stopped the bulimia.  Feel free to ask me any questions you might have.  Remember I am still recovering.  Eating disorders are like any other addiction.  You will always have it but can learn to control it but I am still battleing the others.  I hardly eat anything during the day and then eat throughout the night.  This is something I have questions for the doctors. But look like we have to go to new site.
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Hi VegasRose im sarah im 17 and i suffer from bulimia i would love to talk to you about it .
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Thanks to dsrvthebest and sarah head for commenting.  I am trying to stop, but everytime I eat anything I feel like it's too much and then gorge myself until I have to throw up.  I have spoken to a medical professional and a therapist, but they aren't much help.  I know it's up to me, but I don't know what to do.  I think if I lived with someone else who knew what I did, it would keep me from doing it, but since I live alone I have the opportunity.  What do you think?
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I so know what you are feeling.  I am the same way.  I thought that when i moved in with my fiance, I would be all better and not want to vomit any more.  I was so very wrong.  I do it anyway.  He actually caught me one time to my horrer, but he doesn't understand what i am going thru.  I have tried so many time to talk with him about it, reaching out for his help, but I finally just gave up.  You sound just like me.  Everytime I eat something, I think it is to much, and the foods I eat are healthy foods, whole grains, fresh fruit, veggie, sweet potato, nothing processes, unless i can get rid of it one way or another.  I gorge myself until I can just lean over the toilet and it all comes out.  I don't have to make myself vomit, it just happens.  I have done it at restaraunts, friends house, my house, work..........I am out of control like never before,  I have had this ED since i was 14.  I am 38, and a Fitness instructor.  I am a hypocrit.  I my classes only knew what I was really doing.  It concerns me that you saw a therapist, and they were of no help.  How so?  How long did you go.

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When I read your comment I thought wow, she has been suffering for a loooong time, and then I realized that I too have been suffering for just about as long.  Like you, besides the Bulimia, I am very healthy.  I eat the right foods and I exercise, but I have this huge problem that no one except my ex-husband knows about.  I went to therapy when I was in college for the Bulimia, and the doctor prescribed antidepressants.  I do think that Prozac helps me stay in a little more control, but the side effects are I don't feel like I experience any emotion.  Later in my life going through my divorce I went to therapy again and another doctor put me on Prozac again.  I have a hard time keeping up, because I am so busy, but basically the therapist asked me to keep a record of my food and identify triggers.  It seemed like I could rationalize every time that I had a problem, but it didn't help me to stop.  I am reading that book, Shrink Yourself, right now and I can relate to it.  Maybe we could read it together and talk about how we could get better.  I don't know what else to do????
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I have a problem that others may have and can help me with, eating from nervousness, and feeling out of control.  Can anyone discuss this with me, or share something?
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