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Re: binging and purging
Posted By: Laurel In Response To: Re: binging and purging (shay)
Date: Monday, 7 November 2005, at 4:22 p.m.
In Response To: Re: binging and purging (shay)
First I want to thank readers in advance for giving me a chance to get some things off my chest. I am almost 25 years old and have been battling eating disorders since age 16. I have had times of somewhat normal eating, but these have not been the majority. Anorexia is what first took over nearly landing me in the hospital. Sometime in the years following I started binging and purging and my eating became less and less under my control. I suffer from pretty severe depression and anxiety and know this is why I developed eating disorders in the first place. I have recently had a strange mixture of anorexia and bulima reoccur and I am so scared because I feel like I will never get well. I hope, hope, hope that this counselor I am meeting tomorrow can help me see my way out of this forever. I am so intimidated by the process of recovery because I have the feeling it could take as many years as it has taken to develop this problem. The thing I really don't understand is how do these diseases take over the mind the way they do. Is there a biochemical tendency toward developing an eating disorder? What helps people out there?? Thanks for the ear.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 19:28:13
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