Anyone with experience recovering from an Eating Disorder?

  • MXSXGX

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    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?
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    Feb 20, 2015 3:57 AM GMT
    Your look is sorta vampire like.I like vampires lol.I wish you much success in your quest to overcome your disorder.Having good dependable friends is essential.Ryan
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    Feb 20, 2015 6:49 AM GMT
    I can only wish you the best of luck and health in trying to overcome your eating disorder. It sounds like you've made some great progress already, so be proud of that and continue the momentum!
  • Tombo

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    Jul 28, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
    I have binge eating disorder so I just eat tonnes of food, without the purging.

    I am currently in a relapse.
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    Aug 19, 2015 12:06 PM GMT
    When I was younger I suffered from bulimia. Now that I'm older it's kinda the opposite, I suffer from binge eating and I eat when I'm depressed. I'm dealing with it, and it's tough. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 22, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    Try going on a liquid diet. This means eating soups or basically everything you eat, goes into a liquidizer first. There is a product called 'Ensure', which they use in hospitals sometimes to give patients added nutrients or try Protein drinks. Princess Diana had a problem with Bulimia too and overcame it. Fight the addiction, never give up this fight or it will overwhelm you and you may end up in a more depressive state and eventually become suicidal. You can overcome it.