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Old 06-17-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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hey im a recovering anorexic. Today I ate a special k bar, an apple turnover, chocolate frozen yogurt, 4 fig newtons, an entire wonka bar, a pb&j sandwich, a bowl of cereal, some chicken, fruit snacks, grapes, a muffin, a bagel and cream cheese and a bunch of walnuts. Ive been crying for 4 hours straight and I cant walk because my stomache hurts so bad. this is the second time ive done this I feel like a failure like ive lost all my control ive had before. i'm scared this is going to become a problem like i'll keep binging and binging because i've been restricting for so long. (i was living on about 800 calories a day for about 8 months) I just feel so out of wack and abnormal. I cant control myself around food anymore and i hate myself for it!! does anyone else have/had this problem? does it get any better? do you have any tips?

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:34 AM   #2
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Re: anyone out there with the same problem..?

Hello kirsten,

Welcome.

You are not a failure;you have an eating disorder.

Sometimes talking about what you're going through helps.

If you are up to it,we are here for advice and support.

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #3
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what you described is such a common thing in eating disorders. you said you were recovering, but what means are you using for recovery? are you seeking professional help or have you just taken effort on your own in changing your ways? ive learned that even if you change your eating disorder habits and become "normal", the problem remains. in other words, you need to find the root of why and how your eating disorder developed in the first place and address those issues. binge eating is a loss of self control, yes, but it is also a distraction from your emotions. im bulimic and my whole life is binging, purging, restricting. its a vicious cycle. you're doing better than me...Ive been "recovering" without any progress for quite some time. its great that you want to change your lifestyle and if you have the resources, I STRONGLY suggest you seek them out. Cognitive therapy seems to be the only thing that can save us. I wish I had the finances or insurance to do so, but sadly I dont. Not only will therapy save your life and rid you of your eating disorder, but it will build your self esteem and let you enjoy your life. I really wish you the best.

 
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Hello Kirsten,

Are you alright?

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:27 AM   #5
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what you described is such a common thing in eating disorders. you said you were recovering, but what means are you using for recovery? are you seeking professional help or have you just taken effort on your own in changing your ways? ive learned that even if you change your eating disorder habits and become "normal", the problem remains. in other words, you need to find the root of why and how your eating disorder developed in the first place and address those issues. binge eating is a loss of self control, yes, but it is also a distraction from your emotions. im bulimic and my whole life is binging, purging, restricting. its a vicious cycle. you're doing better than me...Ive been "recovering" without any progress for quite some time. its great that you want to change your lifestyle and if you have the resources, I STRONGLY suggest you seek them out. Cognitive therapy seems to be the only thing that can save us. I wish I had the finances or insurance to do so, but sadly I dont. Not only will therapy save your life and rid you of your eating disorder, but it will build your self esteem and let you enjoy your life. I really wish you the best.
I sought out professional help but they havnt done ****. they said i first need to get my bmi up before i can join group therepy sessions or have a therepist to talk to. ***? thats like going to a math tutor and the math tutor says solve the problem by yourself then ill help. and they keep wanting to put me in the hospital but my doctor says ive been progressing fine. but the only reason ive been gaining weight is cause ive been CONSTANTLY eating. its like i get so depressed when the foods all gone so i go get more. anything. cookies, cakes, steak, fruits, bread, (my favorite is a cashew butter and jelly sandwhich) like just this morning i told myself i wouldnt binge today and i would eat like a normal person because im so tired of my stomache being so bloated and feeling overall gross but nooo i went and ate everything i could my hands on yet again. i just dont know what to do. im actually considering taking up their offer and letting them hosbitalize me for a few days like they want because maybe being away from the food and eating normal and healthy and MADE SURE i ate normal and healthy will help break the habit and i wont binge anymore. because believe me ive tried to quit on my own. right now, as i said earlier, im completly stuffed from a binge and its not even 10am yet and im still thinking about food!! im depressed as hell and i dont even know why. i feel like i want to throw up but i still have the urge to eat more. why why why! i just want everything to stop and be able to eat like a normal person again and food not be the only thing i think about. i want to stop feeling so bloated and stop feeling so guilty and stop feeling so digusting and ugly. i went from having so much control and feeling pretty and skinny to now this disgusting fat pig. I dont know what to do. I'm sorry I just need to let all this out.

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Old 06-24-2011, 01:09 PM   #6
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Re: anyone out there with the same problem..?

I've had the SAME EXACT thing happen, sweetheart. And just like you, I was restricting for months and was slightly underweight...the binging just came on without warning. I remember laying on my bed one day reading and I stopped because I was so hungry and headed into the kitchen and then BOOM! I had my first flow blown binge. Yeah, I know what you mean. I was grabbing EVERYTHING I could get my hands on: flour tortillas (always had a thing with them and binging) cookies, cereal out of the box, candy, frosting out of the can, and many many other baking ingredients as my fiance is a baker. I can't even remember now but I would binge to the extreme and it became more and more frequent, it became almost a daily affair. And no matter how much I ate, I'd never feel full. It's still like that even now....I guess it's gotten better though but my satiety mechanism has always been off track.

Are you seeking professional help at the moment? Like a therapist/nutritionist that specializes in eating disorders??

 
Old 06-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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I've had the SAME EXACT thing happen, sweetheart. And just like you, I was restricting for months and was slightly underweight...the binging just came on without warning. I remember laying on my bed one day reading and I stopped because I was so hungry and headed into the kitchen and then BOOM! I had my first flow blown binge. Yeah, I know what you mean. I was grabbing EVERYTHING I could get my hands on: flour tortillas (always had a thing with them and binging) cookies, cereal out of the box, candy, frosting out of the can, and many many other baking ingredients as my fiance is a baker. I can't even remember now but I would binge to the extreme and it became more and more frequent, it became almost a daily affair. And no matter how much I ate, I'd never feel full. It's still like that even now....I guess it's gotten better though but my satiety mechanism has always been off track.

Are you seeking professional help at the moment? Like a therapist/nutritionist that specializes in eating disorders??

I'm so glad you can relate.. I hate how frequent its been happening :/ Yes but they wont help me until my BMI is higher. I dont understand why. I just want help and they wont give it to me

 
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Re: anyone out there with the same problem..?

Hello Kirsten,

These clinics won't advertise their qualifications,quite possibly because they would subject themselves to a discrimination suit.

They need to be up front from the beginning;some are but there are a lot that tend to misrepresent themselves.

Yet the insurance companies still pay and everything is business as usual....

for those that fit their unique criteria.

Cries for help are ignored and the bottom line seems to be business as usual.

the one's that parade as wolve's in sheeps clothing know who they are....

and are only fooling themselves....in my opinion.

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Old 06-25-2011, 02:35 PM   #9
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Hello Kirsten,

These clinics won't advertise their qualifications,quite possibly because they would subject themselves to a discrimination suit.

They need to be up front from the beginning;some are but there are a lot that tend to misrepresent themselves.

Yet the insurance companies still pay and everything is business as usual....

for those that fit their unique criteria.

Cries for help are ignored and the bottom line seems to be business as usual.

the one's that parade as wolve's in sheeps clothing know who they are....

and are only fooling themselves....in my opinion.

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Yeah, they keep saying until I get admitted into a hospital and get my BMI up they wont have anything to do with me but yesterday my mother called the phoenix childrens hospital to see if they could get me admitted and they said No because all my vitals and electrolyts are normal. They only way i can be admitted into the hospital is if i was suicidal which im deffinatly not. so i dont get what this stupid therepy place is talking about and it sucks because my issurance doesnt cover the special hospitals meant just for people with eating disorders. i'm stuck fighting this battle all on my own. im gonna try my hardest.. sometimes it just becomes too tough :/

 
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i'm stuck fighting this battle all on my own. im gonna try my hardest.. sometimes it just becomes too tough :/
I hear you loud and clear and can definitely relate.

When it becomes unbearable and it seems that you have nowhere to turn,know that you are not alone.

Have you tried eating disorder meetings?

They have face-to-face and online meetings also.

The reason I don't give up completely on myself is simple:if I do,I have truly failed and given up on myself.....

and failure is not an option.

Sure I have my moments(too many if you ask me) but I will keep searching and keep hoping and keep on talking,texting and thinking...

until the cow's come home(metaphorically speaking)....

May they never find their way back.

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:19 AM   #11
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everytime i eat i feel like i have failed myself but i just eat and eat and eat. Ive gained 10 pounds in two weeks my doctor is thrilled at this but i just wish i can gain the weight in a healthy way.. i dont know how! and shes like eat 5 balanced meals a day but its too hard.. i just eat all five meals for breakfast and spend the rest of the day curled up in the fetile postion depressed and in pain. why do i have no will power?

 
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why do i have no will power?
K,

It's not completely about your will power.

Will power is not successful without direction;the right direction.

Have you inquired as to whether or not there are any outpatient clinics where you reside?

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Old 06-26-2011, 09:34 AM   #13
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Theres two in my area. I would really like to be admitted to one but my insurance doesnt cover them. :/

 
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Theres two in my area. I would really like to be admitted to one but my insurance doesnt cover them. :/
How about a therapist specializing in eating disorders,a nutritionist,something.

I feel your frustration.

If that's the case,explain to your insurance provider the nature of your situation and see if they may be of help....

Then try contacting the mental health association for your state to see if they may be of assistance.

We're not done...not by a long shot.

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Old 06-26-2011, 12:40 PM   #15
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the only therepist my health insurance covers wont have anything to do with me because my BMI is too low. I talked to the insurance company about that and they filed a grievence but they said thats all they could do. How do get into contact with the mental health place of my state?

 
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