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Is this normal - or an eating disorder?

I am not sure if what I'm doing is normal or not, but I could not find any eating disorder type to fit it in. Sometimes I can't stop thinking about a food I want, and I get so obsessed with it that I go on searching for pictures of it on google images. I also cannot stop eating food if it is there, even after I know I have had enough. Although I have learned to control myself, I know that I won't stop eating until the point of bursting, I don't know why my stomach never tells my brain to stop. Is this weird? My family and friends think I don't gain weight because I exercise or have a high metabolism, and they tell me I should let go once in awhile and eat without counting calories, but I know that if I let go I will never stop, and can even eat a whole chocolate cake, a tray of lasagna, and a large pizza in one sitting. Somebody please help and tell me if there's something wrong with me, and if there is what is it because I have searched all disorders but don't fit into any! I was not always like this, when I was little I was a picky eater and would stop after being full, and was skinny. After the age of 11 I started to eat more and from then on it was like my stomach was a bottomless pit. I am turning 18 now and it has been a year and a half since I've been watching what I eat and controlling myself. Please help me, is this normal, or not????
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It sounds like an eating disorder.  Just becuase it is not anorexia or bulimia, it can still be one.  It sounds like you are extremely obsessive over food, I couldn't tell you if there is a name for it.  I would talk to a doctor about it, just to see if there are things you can do to help you control your cravings.  They make these sprays you put on your tounge i think? that are supposed to help control cravings.  Something like that might help you.  I would definitely get advice from a professional, just becuase it sounds like food puts you through a lot of mental torment, and that is not typical.  Best wishes with everything.

Sam
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Have your thyroid levels been looked at? Has your doctor done any type of blood tests to rule out thyroid, diabetes, autoimmune disorder? I had fast metabolism, i was a bottomless pit, turned out to by my thyroid.
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