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Overcoming Bulimia Binge Eating
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a history of bulimia and binge eating and confides in me about it. I often struggle with my response. What's the best way to respond here?
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
Perhaps: So much strain on the body during the vomiting sessions. You need to get help and work on modification techniques ...Read more
I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs, started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how get help?
Professional help: I would recent a counselor optimally one experienced with eating disorders . Over eating anonymous is a group like aa .Consider removing gluten .Gluten sensitive sea to prompt carbohydrate craving sometimes.Make a written contract with yourself-write down everything you eat calculate the number of calories appropriate to eat for you and keep track may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To answer: Binge eating disorder patients purge less often than bulimic patients, however, both need professional help just as much. Also pateints can present with or without puprging at difeerent times. If you know someone with either condition please make sure they contact a specialist who works with a team of counselors, dieticians, primary care docotors and psychitrists for the best care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pica in children & adolescents eating any non-nutritive substance), psychiatric disorders looking like eating disorders (depression, somatization disorders, schizophrenia) with food aversions, body distortions, delusions, paranoia that affect eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffer with bulimia I weighed 21 stone now I weigh 15 but at min I just can't control the binge eating?
What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?
That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. ...Read more
Counseling: Counseling and knowing how to normalize eating habits is essential in treating binge eating disorder, i recommend meeting with a dietition and a counseler to get a better idea about this, quickly .. Learning coping mechanisims and working on portion control is the best start to help overcome binge eating problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With treatment: You may have an eating disorder which needs treatment -- see your physician to get started. Many people purge also, through vomiting, laxatives, and diuretics, etc, increasing the danger. You need a full evaluation so you get the most appropriate help and therapy for your problem. There's also a 12-step group called overeater's anonymous which has been useful for many. http://www.oa.org/. ...Read more
CBT+meds: Generally speaking eating disorders respond best to combination of cbt (cognitive behavior therapy) and meds. However, it's best you discuss with your personal psychiatrist, therapist or priimary care physician as to what would be best way to begin treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychotherapy: Get a complete physical to make sure BED is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. BED is a way of coping with conflicts and emotions. When you identify what you are using food to deal with (ie, anxiety,fear, relationships) then you can find new ways of coping. You also must learn to respond to yourself in words instead of behavior. There is hope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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