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How do you live healthy if I am bulimic/anorexic?

How do you live healthy if I am bulimic/anorexic?

Get treatment: These are serious symptoms . People who have bulimia and anorexia should have both a medical and a psychiatric evaluation. The next step would be a treatment plan to help with this serous condition. ...Read more

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Anorexia (Definition)

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What can they look for in a blood test and EKG for bulimics or purging anorexics?

What can they look for in a blood test and EKG for bulimics or purging anorexics?

Many things: Electrolyte abnormalities would be the most immediate concern that would show up in both blood tests and ekg. Blood tests may be used to evaluate the nutritional status as well and any other disorders that may show up after history, physical examination and results of initial tests. ...Read more

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Overcoming Anorexia (Checklist)

Create a meal plan for weight gain
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Throw away the scale and weigh only with your doctor
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Avoid exercise other than walking and yoga
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Take small steps so that you feel in control
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I have anorexic/bulimic tendencies. I do self harm (cutting). I am depressed as constantly think of suicide. I feel like i'm going insane.Help?:(

I have anorexic/bulimic tendencies. I do self harm (cutting). I am depressed as constantly think of suicide. I feel like i'm going insane.Help?:(

Seek Consistent Help: It sounds like things are getting out of control for you pretty quickly and I am concerned about your safety. I would encourage you to contact your physician's office or any mental health professional whom you might already be seeing. If your immediate safety is in question, then you need to go to your closest emergency room. In the long run you need to establish consistent mental health care. ...Read more

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Anorexic/Bulimic I drunk red wine on Saturday night and since I've had black tar like stools , is it the red wine or the anorexia/bulimia ? Thanks

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I drunk red wine on Saturday night and since I've had black tar like stools , is it the red wine or the anorexia/bulimia ? Thanks

Anorexia/bulemia: Hello Amanda, please see your doctor soon. Anorexia and bulimia are both commonly associated with gastritis, ulcers and G.I. bleeding. From your history I think any doctor would suspect that you have bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. This can be very dangerous and you should see your doctor ASAP or go to an ER if he can't see you immediately. Also, stop throwing up. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bulimic: You have symptoms of bulimia nervosa. The best way to address this is to start eating 5 SMALL meals a day & control your portions. Eating one apple in AM, and then starving all day increases likelihood of binge-eating in the evening. ...Read more

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Is it possible for somebody to be both anorexic and bulimic?

Is it possible for somebody to be both anorexic and bulimic?

Yes: Yes -- some people with anorexia not only severely control the amount of food they eat, but also purge through vomiting, using laxatives & diuretics, etc. They may also exercise way out of proportion to the amount needed for enjoyment or physical health. They don't usually binge on large quantities of food before making themselves vomit, however. ...Read more

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I used to be anorexic and bulimic and I am afraid I am going to revert back if i don't lose these last 15-20 lbs.?

I used to be anorexic and bulimic and I am afraid I am going to revert back if i don't lose these last 15-20 lbs.?

Healthy weight loss: If needed, there are much healthier ways to lose weight than reverting to anorexia or bulimia. Please see your physician and/or therapist before you relapse. You need to help yourself stay healthy. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How infrequent is it to be cutter, anorexic or bulimic?

How infrequent is it to be cutter, anorexic or bulimic?

Not rare enough: In my practice there has been a great deal of overlap between eating disorders and cutting. Especially among young women who felt pressure to be perfect and who were very frustrated by anger that they couldn't express. Anyway - the frequency is not important. Getting help is! And, you can. Psychotherapy works (if you want it to.) The EDs can do serious bodily damage, so it is important. Best 2U! ...Read more

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