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Anorexic And Bulimic
Variable: Anorexia is refusal maintain weight at or above a minimally normal weight. Also intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though they are underweight. Women have absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. In bulimia, there are recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain -self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?
I starve all day, only an apple, then BINGE AND PURGE ALOT. Am I anorexic, bulimic or both. 5'3" and 80lbs and take laxatives to prevent water weight?
Bulimia: Yes, it can cause weight loss, but bulimia, like anorexia, is a dangerous behavior and anyone that exhibits this behavior should seek or be referred for immediate medical treatment. Bulimia can be extremely damaging to the body, especially to the stomach and esophagus. Erosive esophagitis, malnutrition, and rotten teeth are just a few of the problems that may result from bulimia. ...Read more
Im recovering from anorexia for 2 years and i keep binge eating and feel so hungry even though I'm over bmi and ive become overweight how to loose
You should see: Your family doctor to rule out any nutritional deficiencies. I would also recommend that you see an eating disorder specialist. Also a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders could be quite helpful. The therapist would be able to help you in terms of psychotherapy and overeaters anonymous is another resource that you should look into. Best wishes. ...Read more
Recovering from bulimia and have stopped purging but still struggle with binge eating and restricting. How can I stop the cycle?
Work w/therapist: I'm glad you're working on recovering from bulimia, and have at least stopped purging. Healing from this can be a long journey. You need to continue working with your therapist to deal with your triggers for this behavior -- and develop a larger repertoire of responses to these triggers. Individual and group work can provide tools that will help you through the rough spots. Be well. ...Read more
5'3" and 78lbs? Is this a serious anorexic weight? I feel fat, and eat 0-300 cal. a day, sometime binge and purge, still lose weight, and laxatives.
Yes: All of the information that you provided points to a serious eating disorder that is harmful to your physical and mental health as well as your normal development. You should seek treatment immediately to get help with you disorder. ...Read more
Food for thought: They eat food. That is an excellent question. With addictions like drugs or alcohol people are advised to stop use completely. Obviously that can not be done with food addictions. It is usually a struggle because the individual who has anorexia usually doesn't want someone to take control of them and they usually don't want to gain weight. Many need to gain weight to become healthier. ...Read more
Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more
Binging & purging: Stopping eating binges and purges is very difficult to do without help. Your family doctor can get you started. Help for eating disorders is available through psychiatrists, psychologists, other therapists, and special treatment centers devoted to such problems. You are not alone in this. For more info, please see: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/bulimia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anorexic: If you truly have the illness of anorexia nervosa, allowing yourself to gain weight may be very difficult without ongoing treatment. Your recovery will be a gradual process best managed by your psychiatrist, family physician, and therapist. If you've been in treatment before but stopped this, it's time to start again. There is always hope and help. Good luck to you. ...Read more