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In need of advice and some tlc!x

TobyElla
TobyElla

Things are pretty tough for me right now. After many years of anorexia, I now struggle with Binge eating disorder.

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Hi TobyElla, I'm sorry you are facing another challenge with ED. You do know that it is important to get the help you need before it goes any further. There are others on the forum who will be able to further advise you on getting help. Take care. x

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Hi TobyElla :) Pretty nasty isn't it, get rid of one disease only to face a new one :( You beat Anorexia so please know you can do the same with this. I wonder if you ever "dealt" with why you were anorexic in the first place, only because you seemed to have replaced it with binge eating???? Is it possible for you to go to a GP and start the whole "treadmill" over again??? ♡

TobyElla
TobyElla in reply to Hidden

Thank you for your reply. I see a therapist who is trying to help me, but I still don't know why.x

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Pluck up the courage and work on "why" with your therapist. My opinion is Anorexia is complete denial of emotions, therefore controlling what a person cannot/will not face. Binge Eating is a complete loss of control with emotional eating :( So try and work on that, "what you were denying and controlling, now, giving up control and emotionally eating" So basically you are in a almost "don't care" phase. You do know what you are doing to yourself is "self abuse". I'm sure you are a lovely person, please work on why. Never give up hope TobyElla and absolutely never forget there is only one of you in the world, unique and completely unrepeatable ♡

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TobyElla in reply to Hidden

Have you experienced similar. It is like self harm. I only binge when my husband is away!x

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Unfortunately yes :( Can you go for a walk, instead?? Or anything. Sounds to me like you are terrified of being alone :( You need to "make friends with this alone time".

I have suffered from both - congrats on recovering from the anorexia. Have you rung the ABC helpline - they have confidential supporters? I found it helpful to make sure I filled my time either side of meals with activities - or with meeting up with others - also used to email/phone friends (who didn't know my problem) and just chat after meals - this seemed to reduce the binging. Hope it helps.

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Hey there. I can completely relate. what have you tried so far to help?

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I have never had anorexia but i do binge eat. No matter what i try i don't know what to do. It is really hard for me i am quite young to be a binge eater apparently. im starting my second year in secondary school,it really lowers your confidence.What is worse is when peolple puint it out. i cry sometimes hen i look at myself.I try all of sorts of diets it dosent work. I go to a gym made for kids because im trying to loose weight before school starts it probably wont work but i have got to ry.

Hi I understand.

I was anorexic for around 2 years then became bulimic. I think my body was just starving and I suddenly cracked and could not get enough food. Studies show that restrictive eating almost always leads to binging, so it makes sense that you have developed binge eating disorder. Can you eat small meals little and often? Try to follow a routine, I find this helps a lot. Sending love and good luck xx

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