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How do I stop binging and purging?

How do I stop binging and purging?

Stopping Bing&Purge: We all need help when it comes to an eating disorder. Typically this disorder starts with a 'successful" weight loss; usually by a quite severe restriction in food intake. Then the person feels sucessful, but is unable to maintain such a small food intake, then they start to regain wt and resort to laxatives and vomiting. You need to find a medical professional experienced in eating disorders. ...Read more

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I can't stop binging and purging, help?

I can't stop binging and purging, help?

Binging & purging: Stopping eating binges and purges is very difficult to do without help. Your family doctor can get you started. Help for eating disorders is available through psychiatrists, psychologists, other therapists, and special treatment centers devoted to such problems. You are not alone in this. For more info, please see: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/bulimia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.Htm. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

Don't: You may never lose wt doing this as you are still binging. Not only are you unlikely to loose wt you are risking electrolyte imbalances that can result in cardiac arrhythmias and death, your teeth rot from the stomach acid, your checks get like a chimpmunk from swollen salivary glands, stomach acid burns your esophogus causing ulcers and pain. There are better ways, get help. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could one day of binging and purging hurt me?

Thoughts? Could one day of binging and purging hurt me?

It could: Even one day of binging and purging can cause electrolyte changes that can pose a risk to cardiac function. Also violent vomiting can cause esophageal rupture. Pacreatitis also can happen. However, one day is usually not the case and this sounds like bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders ultimately destroy one's quality of life. Treatment should be sought if these behaviors continue. ...Read more

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How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

Why do it alone?: Professional help would make your recovery process much easier, and more likely to keep moving in a positive direction. So, why not avail yourself of this? It's an endless cycle otherwise. You can find plenty of information through the national eating disorders association: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/ good luck to you! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Binging and purging?

Bulimia definition: Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can also cause medical problems ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to quit binging and purging?

Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to quit binging and purging?

Binging & Purging: Binging and purging are hard to stop because they're fueled by inner suffering. And this can come from many areas of your life which are out of balance. You need help to deal with this -- a team of professionals. A primary care doctor, psychiatrist, and psychologist or other therapist. These should be ones who are very experienced with eating disorders. This cannot be managed all by yourself. ...Read more

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How many times of binging and purging until you are considered a bulimic?

How many times of binging and purging until you are considered a bulimic?

Any: Binging and purging deliberately, meaning not due to illness or side effect is abnormal and dangerous behavior. It is not like having one drink. Exploring the underlying reasons is important. Is it to control anxiety, depression or weight? There are better and safer ways to address these problems. Seek help rather than trying to figuire out what is a safe amount, there is none. ...Read more

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Any ideas to control yourself so that you do not end up binging and purging?

Any ideas to control yourself so that you do not end up binging and purging?

Diet and exercise: Work with a dietician or wt watchers. Learn you calorie needs and proper diet. Exercise regularly. These work and keep you healthy and happy. ...Read more

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Any tips to control yourself so that you do not gp binging and purging?

Any tips to control yourself so that you do not gp binging and purging?

Eating disorder: Binging and purging is not a matter of "self-control". It is a serious psychologic disorder (an "eating disorder") that can result in fatal medical complications if you don't get professional help in treating the underlying causes. It is urgent that you find a psychotherapist , psychologist, or a clinic that specializes in eating disorders. Most people can be helped. ...Read more

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Is an eating disorder always characterized by binging and purging?

Is an eating disorder always characterized by binging and purging?

No: Bulimia involves bingeing and purging (through vomiting, laxatives, exercise or restricting). Anorexia involves restricting (with a subtype of purging), and Binge Eating Disorder is eating large quantities of food at once. These behaviors are only part of the clinical picture, as a person's self-esteem, ways of coping, and attitudes towards relationships and conflicts are part of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am tired of starving or binging and purging; what to do?

Need expert help. I am tired of starving or binging and purging; what to do?

Seek help: It is not the act of binging and purging that you need to control.There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents.Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process.You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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I have been binging and purging for about a month and a half. How long will my menstrual cycle and mood be effected? I am a week free of purging.

I have been binging and purging for about a month and a half. How long will my menstrual cycle and mood be effected? I am a week free of purging.

Eating disorders: require professional help and careful monitoring. They are life threatening. Please get help and keep working toward healing. Your menstrual cycle is the least of it, but important. Love of self and others is crucial and you can build this up over time. See a specialist, starting w/family doc if you don't have one yet. Be honest w/self and others. You can do it. ...Read more

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I have a pain/ache in left side of chest, have only been struggling with restrictive eating, binging and purging since February, should I be concerned?

I have a pain/ache in left side of chest, have only been struggling with restrictive eating, binging and purging since February, should I be concerned?

Chest pain: I recommend you see a physician to perform a physical exam and perhaps some type of imaging and or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing gastrointestinal disturbances. The following also describe me: Binging and purging, Self Esteem, Binge eating, and Guilt. What should I do?

I am experiencing  gastrointestinal disturbances. The following also describe me: Binging and purging, Self Esteem, Binge eating, and Guilt. What should I do?

Binge eating disorde: This is a common eating disorder seen in teens due to low self-esteem and self injurious behaviors. The diet should be without a lot of milk products, spicy foods.
A psychologist can be really helpful in understanding what is behind the eating disorder and I would seek counseling for further delineation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

I am experiencing  lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

Disordered Eating: Binging and purging can cause all of the symptoms you are describing. Disordered eating is dangerous. The National Eating Disorders Association has a screening tool to help you seek out help https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool . They also have a free confidential helpline 1-800-931-2237. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period. The following also describe me: No menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual periods, Loss of sex drive, Binging and purging, Binge eating, and Gastrointestinal disturbances. What should I do?

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period. The following also describe me: No menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual periods, Loss of sex drive, Binging and purging, Binge eating, and Gastrointestinal disturbances. What should I do?

Be checked....: Of course, you need a timely comprehensive evaluation, testing, counseling, care, & follow-up. How? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. On general health/self-care. go to http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Then you can work better with doctors so to reach right diagnosis for with care you deserve. So, do so since no magic pill can solve it.... ...Read more

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I am experiencing binge eating, gastrointestinal disturbances, food cravings, low self esteem, and dehydration. I am not experiencing binging and purging, irregular menstrual periods, or low blood pressure on standing.

I am experiencing binge eating, gastrointestinal disturbances, food cravings, low self esteem, and dehydration. I am not experiencing binging and purging, irregular menstrual periods, or low blood pressure on standing.

Find a life coach: You should see your doc for a checkup & seek a referral to a lifer coach/therapist.The doc can see if you have messed up your system & help fix that.The therapist can help you learn the skill set needed to deal with the things that pushed you down this road. You wouldn't try to fix a bad appendix yourself & shouldn't try to do this on your own either.If you will do the work your life can be better ...Read more

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How can I stop binging/purging?

How can I stop binging/purging?

Binging & Purging: If both binging and purging, it's very dangerous to you. Please see your doctor about this to make sure your health is stable. Also you'll benefit from working with a psychiatrist & psychologist or other therapist who know eating disorders well. Sometimes inpatient treatment is a good way to start, but recommendations are based on the individual and what support you have at home. Don't wait! ...Read more

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Binging And Purging (Definition)

Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can ...Read more