It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Eating Disorder Recovery Message Board

new and worried...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 1
Mamaharmon HB User
new and worried...

hi, I am new here. I have a few questions regarding eating disorders/laxative abuse...I am sort of bulimic, I don't throw up everything I eat, and often eat pretty normally, but purge when I feel TOO full.
I have been taking laxatives for about 6 months now, maybe, 15 or so a day.
Recently, I have started having an irregular heartbeat, one minute it's pounding out of my chest, the next it's near impossible to feel my pulse. I know I have low blood pressure, always have. On average it's maybe 65/98. What scared me the last few days is that I have been having strange sensations in my chest, and my left arm feels funny. Like half asleep, but also hurts almost like a sprain, and my hand goes numb. I have also been having some pretty severe muscle cramps. I take a multiple-vitamin as well as a large dose of vit D every day (severe vit-D deficiency) and I have been out of both for about a week, could that contribute to these symptoms?
secondly, I know I need to stop taking the laxatives, but the last time I did, I was MISERABLE for weeks, bloated, horrible stomach pain etc...and to try and do this right before leaving town for Christmas! I am expected at the homes of family, expected to eat and have fun (AND use their bathroom!) and I am just scared I guess. Anyway, sorry to ramble, I would just like to maybe hear from someone who has been through something similar. thanks

Last edited by Mamaharmon; 12-19-2011 at 02:22 PM. Reason: Seriously people, I am scared. Does anyone care?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 183
aileb HB Useraileb HB Useraileb HB Useraileb HB User
Re: new and worried...

I am also recovering from bulimia and I know that having low blood pressure and all the medical problems is really scary. I've passed out/blacked out several times because of laxative abuse.

People with bulimia are also at risk of heart attacks and I think that taking vitamins isn't enough to counter the damage.

Would you consider getting help at this point?

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:44 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!