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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.
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?
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.
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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