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Hi

I have an eating disorder. Both bulimia and anorexia. It is something that I've had for over 22 years, and that my doctor said I will struggle with for the rest of my life because of the severity of the problem though I rarely binge and have not been anorexic nor had anorexic tendencies for 3 years now. It is just with the way of 'ED thinking patterns/tendencies'. It is a struggle, and a hard one each day with food. Some people are able to get over it, and others are not. I have not been able to get over it.

If you are young, get help now. You need treatment, and to be under the care of a doctor; both physically and mentally. There is nothing wrong with that. It is very important to take care of yourself as your body is your engine. I've been very sick before with this illness numerous times, and it can take a person down mentally and physically very quickly without one even realizing it.

There are meds out there that help treat ED's. Sometimes the doctors will prescribe them and sometimes they will not. It just varies. The meds DO help with the illness. I take a med that helps with binging. I still binge from time to time, only due to severe stress. Otherwise, I used to binge 3-4 times a day, and I don't anymore, and haven't for 3 years. The med stopped it right in it's tracks.

Are you drinking much water with all that exercising? Your electrolytes are probably messed up with not eating very well too and sweating, and not balanced out. Eating banana's will help with that. Potassium is crucial in your diet. Your body needs nutrients.

Please take care. You will be in my prayers. I hope all goes well at your appointment. Please post to let us know how you are doing.

Hugs,

Julie