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Old 06-04-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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Unhappy Bulimia: what happens next now I'm diagnosed?



Hi there. I'm new to this so please bare with me...

I finally admitted to my doctor that I was bulimic approximately 2 months ago. Luckily for him I was hysterical as he dealt with it appallingly so the calming me down aspect was a good cover up! Since then I have been assessed for depression, seen a doctor to talk through my bulimia over the past 9 years and have now been diagnosed (round in circled why can't my general doctor do that?!)

Anyway, now that I'm recognised as having an eating disorder I have been told I am not entitled to local eating disorder treatment as my bmi is 23 and they only accept patients under bmi 17...isn't that anorexia NOT bulimia?

I was 10 days purge free before hearing this news. The best recovery in many many months. Now I've relapsed again as it made me feel fat.

I am waiting to hear from my general doctor now for what happens next. Am in UK. Anybody know what the next steps are? X

 
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:46 AM   #2
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Re: Bulimia: what happens next now I'm diagnosed?

Hello Willow,

Congratulations on admitting your ED to your physician.

I can definitely relate to your plight.

Long story short,accident in 2005 exacerbated my bulimia symptoms and depositions and psychological IME's made it even worse.

I was denied by the only inpatient facility that deals with eating disorders for men and was told that they treat those with anorexia and low-weight bulimia.

If this were on the website of theirs,I wouldn't have even bothered with the facility or go through their telephone intake...

Cest' lavie...still feel a tad disconcerted but that's my reaction.

They suggested that I go to an outpatient clinic...researched and called.

Was provided numbers for eating disorder specialists and day clinics from 5-6 days a week.

Recently,my therapist,who also treats eating disorders,stated the facility I was denied access to called(after I sent 3 certified letters to their tribunal)suggested that I go to a facility in another state,that has a male eating disorder wing.

Depending upon your specific situation,you may be advised to see an eating disorder therapist,a nutritionist or even take part in an outpatient program.

Remember if you want something you've never had before(recovery)you've got to be prepared to do things you've never done before.

Please keep us posted,if you are up to it and please remember that you are not alone.

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Re: Bulimia: what happens next now I'm diagnosed?

Thanks. I have to admit I'm finding it hard. Swore to myself this morning I would never purge again...done it twice today

I hope my doctors offer me something genuine. I have asked to be notified of support groups. As u did, I'll find it a kick in the face if after admitting all of this and feeling like a freak I can't get the help I deserve.

Thanks for being my first ED friend! It feels good to talk it out x

 
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Thanks. I have to admit I'm finding it hard. Swore to myself this morning I would never purge again...done it twice today

I hope my doctors offer me something genuine. I have asked to be notified of support groups. As u did, I'll find it a kick in the face if after admitting all of this and feeling like a freak I can't get the help I deserve.

Thanks for being my first ED friend! It feels good to talk it out x
Hello again Willow,

Try not to "raise the bar" too high at this point in time.

If you demand perfection of yourself(in this case,never purging again)you may already be setting yourself up for disappointment.

Truth is,none of us is perfect but we will tend to strive towards that perfectionist persona time and time again...like a compulsive obsession of sorts.

You will find adequate therapy;remember that slow but steady wins the race,if you're prepared to "travel the distance."

No thanks necessary;you are among friends here.

More than you realize.

Please feel free to post as often as you like.

Respectfully,
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