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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Purging (Definition)

Purging is a symptom in which a person clears his body of "undesirable" stuff, usually meaning intention vomiting to empty the stomach, but can also be the clearing of his bowels by using laxatives. The eating disorder called bulimia involves rapid over-eating (binging), followed ...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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Binging And Purging (Definition)

Repeated cycles of binging and purging is a symptom seen in persons with bulimia. Binging means eating large amounts of food over a short time. Purging is intentional vomiting to clear the body of ...Read more


Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

Binge eating is a condition consisting of episodes of eating extremely large amounts of food in a short time, and may be related to feelings of ...Read more