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How To Become Bulimic
Get professional: Get professional help, make sure she starts working with a therapist and be there to support her as she goes through the therapeutic process. You cannot do it alone and neither can she. There are excellent inpatient and day treatment programs as well which include some family therapy. It is a serious potentially life threatening illness, so make sure she gets treatment asap. ...Read more
Not a good solution!: Bulimia has many negative side effects. If you have difficulty losing weight, you might see a dietician, or join a weight watcher program. You might join a health club and exercise regularly. Take dance classes, or some other program that can be fun and inspire active participation. Bulimia can kill. ...Read more
Not so simple: Agree w dr. Katz. This is not a simple matter of eating less or becoming "bulimic" (which i assume means purging?). Your eating disorder is a symptom of other deeper issues. I also encourage you to work with an behavioral health provider who specializes in eating disorders. In the mean time you also need a complete medical evaluation - an addiction medicine specialist is a good choice. Bulimia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you become bulimic at age 36? All of a sudden because i gained some weight i started to purge after meals. I have bpd and mdd.
Do bulimic people feel ill the day after they vomit, like most people would, or do they become immune to it after a while?
Carts and horses: Vomiting doesn't make you feel ill all by itself. The reason most people feel ill when they vomit is because they're sick and they vomit as a result. Because a bulimic isn't sick, it's likely that they don't feel sick in the sense your suggesting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hmmmm . . . : If you mean by forcing yourself to throw up once, perhaps. You could establish a pattern of eating food and throwing up in an effort to control your weight. If you already have concerns about your body image, social anxiety, and poor self-esteem, causing yourself to throw up could be a gateway to more suffering than you planned on. Please seek help from your doctor so it doesn't get worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should not: Vomiting food can result in many problems - among them malnutrition, tooth enamel loss (and eventually tooth loss), burning of the esophagus, etc. You should try to work with your PCP or perhaps a professional in behavioral health to figure out healthier ways to meet your weight goals. ...Read more
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