Feb 19, 2015 4:29 PM GMT
I've been struggling with bulimia for almost 8 years now, and if any of you have struggled through similar experiences I'm sure you know how difficult of a pattern it is to break out of. At the height of my disorder I dropped out of college, was stealing food daily from grocery stores, and my entire existence revolved around my bingeing/purging schedule. The bingeing and purging is much more managable today. I support myself independently, I no longer steal food, and typically only binge/purge once or twice a day. The past three years I have consciously made efforts to overcome my addiction with little success. I am now re-entering OA (Overeaters Anonymous) and have been working with both a psychologist and psychiatrist who I see regularly. I've been prescribed Prozac which has been shown to reduce the obsessive compulsive behaviors of many bulimics but it has been almost two months and no real difference. I feel like nothing I have tried has helped. If there are any recovered or recovering ED sufferers out there, what steps have you taken and what has worked for you?