Anorexia Bulimia Care
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Binge eating getting serious

In the last few months, my binge eating and purging is getting serious. It has become a daily occurrence.

Last year I lost so much weight I stopped getting my periods, but that was through restricting food rather than making myself sick. Stopping menstruating scared me into eating more, and I had a good few months of recovery and healthy eating.

I don't know what has shifted but I've started binge eating and making myself throw up regularly. It's more of a compulsive habit than I way of loosing weight. Not wanting to gain weight explains the purging but I'm at a loss as to why I'm binge eating.

I feel like I'm working my way through all the eating disorders. Returning to restricting food feels like the obvious way to stop the binge/purge habit, but I know that's a dangerous route.

I'm looking into some self administered CBT. I've found a good book that might help. Anyone have any experience in this area?

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My experience follows you - a period of restricting - then when I started eating again it became binging. Suggest a trip to the GP is probably a starter - as you are making yourself sick this can lead to physical complications and long-term damage - so its important you get help now - you need support from an ED professional - I tried to do it alone - books are great - but usually you need more than this to get through it and resolve the underlying issues - suggest you look at ABC/BEAT websites too for information - you can also ring the helplines for more support - but don't be alone in this - and do get help asap before things spiral even further out of control.


As crazzycrossstitcher don't have to do this on your own...

Also see if you have OA in your area. The 12 steps have helped change my life .


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