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A 49-year-old member asked:

how often can you have to self-induce vomit to start seeing side effects of bulimia?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do bilimic people make themselves sick and throw up?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bulimics: By inducing gag reflex with hand in mouth, by investing substances that irritate the stomach, by overeating until get stomach sick, or by taking meds. That cause vomiting.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do people w/ bulemia make themselves throw up?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Fingers: By sticking their fingers down their throats.
A member asked:

Why does my boyfriend vomit only after dinner? He can hold down any other meal with no problem, but for some reason when it comes to eating dinner he can't. I don't know if it's something he's allergic to, if it's bulimia, or if it's the portion of the fo

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav answered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
That : That is a confusing situation. It is not clear why he would only vomit after dinner. You bring up bulimia, i wonder if you have suspicion of that. It is not clear to me if he overeats then vomits. He could try eating smaller portions, then sitting quietly for one hour while his food digests. It would be best if he consulted his physician about this if it continues.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it true if you eat until you feel sick then throw up then you start eating again and repeat isthis considered bulimia?

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Dr. Hillel Naon
Pediatric Gastroenterology 43 years experience
May or may not: Is the vomiting intended, or uncontrolled? Either way, see your physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Would you say it is still bulimia if you binge then throw up, but don't always throw everything up?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bulimia: If u had bulimia diagnosed, then yes.

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