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Can't stop Binge Eating - What's wrong with me?

I'm an overeater, binge eating is my comfort, go to stress cure. I feel physically sick, bloated and in pain after a binge. I get depressed and feel useless. I'm a professional person, how can I be so stupid. I get pains in my shoulder's and back, terrible AC reflux and IBS. Not to mention the guilt and shame. I'm in my early fifties so feel I should know better and stop behaving this way. I was sexually assaulted as a child by a close family member but I've had counseling so feel I cannot use this Adam excuse. I have familial high cholesterol and a history of heart disease and weigh almost 20 stone. I am literally screaming on the inside. My home life is good, I'm happy and my family is thankfully doing well, so why??

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I wish I could reply with some advice or comfort but I can only commiserate - I could have written your post - I have similar symptoms - I wonder if you've taken the needs assessment on here or go to your GP - I wish you well.

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Hi WelshcakesK8, interesting username I hope your relationship with welsh cakes is still okay... I cannot fathom the hardships and trauma you've gone through. I went through binge eating disorder myself and wrote about some tips and experiences, see if it helps in any way. All the best, sending you strength x

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I’m 24 yr old female and have been seeing a psychologist to help with my binge eating problems. I’ve had to write down triggers for my binges, and then negative feelings following the triggers, and the effect (ie a binge). Doing this has made me realise my triggers and act on the differently. I have also been keeping a diary and writing everything down, I always have it with me and whenever I feel triggered, I read it.

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My situation is/was eerily similar to yours. Thankfully I'm working with a wonderful dietician. She has been having me keep a Food and Feelings Journal for about a year now. Every time I eat something I write down the time, place, who is with me, what I ate, and my feelings at that time. Like rheannapav said, it has really opened my eyes to what some of my triggers are. I'm currently working through the Intuitive Eating Workbook which is also helping.

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