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How to recover bulimia?

How to recover bulimia?

Psychodynamic: Bulimia is sometimes the result of a vicious internal struggle between self-indulgence and self-destructiveness. The cycle goes as follows: punitive self-denial, then feelings of deprivation and anger, followed by self-indulgence, then guilt and the need to self-punish, followed by punitive self-denial. A vicious cycle: denial, anger, indulgence, guilt. Psychotherapy can really help. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more


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How can one recover from bulimia?

How can  one recover from bulimia?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with commitment to years of therapy. ...Read more

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What to do to recover from bulimia?

What to do to recover from bulimia?

Treatment team: For best results with bulimia, you need a treatment team that includes your physician, your therapist(s), nutritionist, and psychiatrist. This complex illness involves body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Please get started by seeing your family physician to begin with, and building your treatment team. For more info: http://tinyurl.Com/34sc4p. ...Read more

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What can you do to recover from bulimia?

What can you do to recover from bulimia?

Bulimia: Bulimia is an addictive coping mechanism that can damage most systems of the body, including self esteem and empowerment, and risk your life. Effective treatment often involves having a treatment team of earing disorder specialists:therapist, psychiatrist, and nutritionist. Call your primary doctor and insurance company or local hospital er for referrals. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to recover from bulimia?

Please tell me how to recover from bulimia?

Professional help: You would benefit best from working with a psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist on this issue. It may require a team effort among multiple specialists but you can succeed if you work at it! there are multiple causes of bulimia and there may be simultaneous approaches that may be more effective for your particular type of bulimia. I wish you the best of luck with this! ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can recover from bulimia?

Can i tell me how i can recover from bulimia?

See a doctor.: The best way is to seek an evaluation and discuss treatment options with mental health specialists. The combination of psychotherapy and meds can help. Nutrition counseling and education on achieving a healthy weight is crucial. You may require hospitalization for severe exacerbations of your illness if you do suffer from bulimia. ...Read more

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How can I recover from bulimia and still stay thin?

How can I recover from bulimia and still stay thin?

By rigidly adhering: To a balanced diet and moderate exercise. If you have an eating disorders inner voice you must not give in to it or let it control you. The battle can be tough, but worth it. Bodymatters.Com.Au/the-eating-disorder-voice bodymatters specialise in providing help on eating disorders and anorexia recovery. Visit us for help on anorexia and other eating disorder symptoms. ...Read more

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Best way to recover from bulimia? What should I do?

Best way to recover from bulimia? What should I do?

See the excellent: Article from the mayo clinic. You should first of all be fully evaluated by your family doctor who can then refer you to a psychiatrist and a psychologist who both specialize in eating disorders. If the situation is particularly severe then inpatient treatment remains an option. Best wishes. www.mayoclinic.com/health/bulimia/.../dsection=treatments... ...Read more

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What to do to recover from bulimia without telling anyone?

What to do to recover from bulimia without telling anyone?

NOT: Recovery from bulimia is a long-term process, and trying to do it alone is not likely to work. It's best to build a treatment team that includes your primary care physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or other therapist, and nutritionist. These professionals can work with you for sustainable recovery from this serious illness which can lead to death. Please see your family physician and begin. ...Read more

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Recovering from bulimia and gained 30 pounds! please help?

Recovering from bulimia and gained 30 pounds! please help?

Bulimia: I understand your alarm, yet i don't know what your weight was before you gained the 30 pounds. If your weight was extremely low, gaining 30 pounds could be healthy for you. If you were normal weight and are binge-eating your way to this weight gain, your disorder is still active and you need ongoing treatment. There are eating disorder programs that can help you. http://tinyurl.com/kyedojd. ...Read more

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I'm struggling to recover from bulimia, how to keep relapsing?

Stay in treatment: Consult with a Psychiatrist who is familiar with eating disorders, and get a thorough evaluation. While there are not specific medications that always work in bulimia, in my practice, with my patients, I have found that some combination of medications with psychotherapy help tremendously. ...Read more

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I am wondering what can you eat when you're recovering from bulimia?

I am wondering what can you eat when you're recovering from bulimia?

Any foods: You can eat any foods, but it's best to be aware of what you're eating. Recovery from bulimia is possible through treatment with experienced psychologists, nutritionists, and psychiatrists. You may have certain foods that trigger binges and vomiting; part of your therapeutic work is to re-learn a healthy relationship with food. Your nutritionist can help guide you in dietary suggestions. ...Read more

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Is anxiety common when trying to recover from bulimia?

Is anxiety common when trying to recover from bulimia?

Anxiety is common: When recovering from bulimia because in the past when you were anxious you ate and/or purged. Now you are trying to cope with your issues without hurting yourself and overeating or purging. Practice speaking with a sponsor in oa, a friend or your therapist about the things that make you anxious. You will learn new ways to cope with your anxiety. Congrats on recovering and let us know how u do. ...Read more

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Recovered from bulimia and now trying to diet and exercise to lose the weight i gained?

Recovered from bulimia and now trying to diet and exercise to lose the weight i gained?

Good for you: Controlling one's weight with a reasonable exercise plan and lifestyle changes in terms of diet is most healthy overall. On the other hand, dieting in general does not lead to life long weight control. Lifestyle works. Diets don't. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovering from bulimia. What are some things to keep in mind?

See below: Most folks find that a regular routine for eating combined with portion control is important to maintain recovery from bulimia. Following medication recommendations that reduced symptoms is important as relapses are common. When a relapse occurs seek help early. Wish you a healthy future. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am trying to recover from bulimia, but i can't tell when i'm hungry/full?

It may take a while: for you to become mindful of your body's messages. Recommend that you work with a treatment team that includes a therapist, nutritionist and physician. ...Read more

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Need doc opinions! I am trying to recover from bulimia. Any advice on what to eat and what not to eat?

Need doc opinions! I am trying to recover from bulimia. Any advice on what to eat and what not to eat?

Avoid triggers: Most bulimic patients have unique 'trigger foods' that make them feel guilty and anxious. Often these are 'junk food' that is too easy to overdo. Start by avoiding those trigger foods then practice making yourself eat small amounts. For instance, if cheetos is a trigger food, don't tempt yourself until a day you're really feeling good about yourself. Then try to just eat 3. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get stretch marks after you recover from bulimia or anorexia?

Can you get stretch marks after you recover from bulimia or anorexia?

Striae distensae : Symptoms due to starvation in anorexia nervosa, restrictive type, can include striae distensae. ...Read more