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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bulimia: If you are vomiting all your stomach contents, there may be no "poop" on the other end. Also if you have been abusing laxatives and suddenly stopped, you could be constipated. You've supplied no information about any treatment you're receiving, so I don't know where you are in this. The best advice I can share is to please see your family physician ; get started with professional help on this. ...Read more
See your dentist: The high acidic content related to bulimia can cause significant destruction of tooth structure. You need to have a thorough clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays and any additional diagnostic data to diagnose your problem (s) by your dentist. Depending on the amount of destruction, your dentist can provide you with options. ...Read more
Why when recovering from bulimia to you get pitting edema as soon as you start a heathy caloric intake?
Fluid Shifts: When someone is deprived of proper nutrition for a period of time, they have changes in blood salts and proteins. Salts and protein albumen are the molecules that control movement of water in and out of the cells and blood vessels. When the person starts to eat normally again it increase salts and protein causeing shifts of water from blood to tissue. Aka refeeding syndrome needs close monitoring. ...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
I'm a 24 year old female recovering from bulimia. I was having some slight chest pain and faster heart rate. No relapses in 5 months?
Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while I haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, I took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar
I: I certainly wonâ€™t tell you not to worry. Your addiction to laxatives could lead to significant health problems. Stimulant laxative abuse can lead to blood in stool. When this keeps occurring you can develop anemia. Just so you know, possible effects of withdrawal from laxatives can include feeling bloated, retaining fluid, constipation and weight gain. These are temporary symptoms you need to be drinking 8 -8 ounce glasses of water per day. Avoid caffeinated beverages. No diuretics & no laxatives (unless directed by your doctor). ...Read more
Am 16 and I want help with my bulimia but I don't know where to start but how can you recover mentally from bulimia and physically?
Can broken blood vessels cause swelling? I suffered from bulimia but recovered. I haveswelling and numbness of 25 poundsand iam now very sensitive2sugar
Yes: Broken blood vessels be they minor or major will leak blood, swelling is the direct result of this. Not sure about your 25 lb reference. Bulimia is a not something to be casual about. See an md and or therapist to address the physical problems and the source your body image difficulties. Good luck! ...Read more
Why am I gaining a massive amount of weight after bulimia of 4 years. I was 120lb 62in now recovered 1 yr 157lb 62in? Feeling triggered.
Calories in and out: This is a simple calories in calories out problem. You must be taking in more calories than you are burning off. Do you have emotional reasons for eating? Do you eat to improve stress? When you say " feeling triggered" this makes me think that emotional eating is a possibility. Continue in your counseling and try for 3 healthy meals daily with two high protein snacks. Limit sweets for sure. ...Read more