New and kind of at a rough point
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums but came across this site and wanted to post something that has been happening and possibly get some support or advice.
I have been dealing with eating disorders for about half of my life now (mostly bulimia) . About two weeks ago, I had a stomach flu and was getting sick most of the day. The next day I woke up with excruciating chest pains. So I went to the hospital and had an EKG done, it was reading signs of a heart attack. The doctors excluded that because of my age, and found out I had myocarditis. I did not tell the doctors about my bulimia, and I assumed since they didn't realize, the damage must not be as bad as i thought. I haven't had an episode since about the end of December, which is another reason why I'm thinking the myocarditis wasn't caused by the bulimia. . But I'm just curious if anyone has heard of this... could this be a result of my bulimia? The drs told me every time I get sick I run the risk of this happening again, and it terrifies me, but I fear that I will start purging again soon.
I feel so scared, and I don't know what to do anymore... I have an appointment coming up with a cardiologist, and am debating on whether or not to tell him. Is it too late, now that I am out of the hospital?