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Posted by kathi on May 01, 2000 at 17:28:09:

In Reply to: Bulemic - getting help posted by Amy on February 06, 2000 at 22:03:37:

: Hi. I'm new to the board. I have had Bulemia for 17 yrs - 1/2 of my life. I had quite a bit of trauma in my life as a teenager, which is when the ED started, and it(the ED)has certainly carried into adulthood. I hate the way it controls my life. I am sick and tired of it and ready to take control of IT. It seems when the level of stress heightens in my life, it becomes harder to control the Bulemia. I am so confused as to why I actually do it.... Is it my weight?, lack of self confidence?, loneliness? Probably all of it combined. It's a complicated disease. I have started taking Prozac again at the suggestion of my psycologist and it seems to have stopped the Binge/Purge cycle. I haven't thrown up in 3 days. I am going to continue seeing this psychologist to help me with my mild depression/insecurity issues and keep taking the Prozac. From what my doctor has told me, you never really recover from an ED. There are just longer periods of "remission" and shorter periods of "relapse".
: Good luck to all of you who suffer like I do. ED's are completely UGLY and terrible for your body and health. I completely recommend seeing a trained professional and dealing with the underlying issues.
: Amy

I also have been bulimic for a number of years. I'm wondering if the Prozac has helped you, I started it (10mg) and I don't know if I'm taking enough to help. It seems to have made it worse, I'm eating a lot and throwing up more.It does though help the underlying depression.Good luck to you I hope your recovery is still going better.

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