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Gastricbipass surgery - February 16th 2013, 03:24 AM

Okay so I have ednos I restrict, binge and sometimes purge. Anyways I was put on pills a year ago that made me gain a shit load of weight so I started purging more. I eat all the time now. Anyways my grandma and I have an appointment to see about getting Gastricbipass surgery. Anyways I'm really excited about maybe getting this surgery done so I will be thin again. But could that cause me to go deeper into my eating disorder since I will have my stomach shrunken I would hardly eat anything?


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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 18th 2013, 03:14 AM

Hey Frankie,

First of all, I'm really happy that you and your grandmother are looking into this surgery for your health. However, are you honest with her and your doctors about your eating disorder? I think you're going to need to be going through different types of therapy throughout this process in order to properly recover. My aunt has binge tendencies and she got this surgery, and unfortunately, within a few years after getting it, she gained all the weight back. It's more than just having this surgery and all the weight going away, you need to recover from the habits that got you there in the first place, both your restricting, binging and purging habits. I'd recommend seeking help for your eating disorder NOW so that if and when you get the surgery, it can help your health, and you can be back in a healthy place both physically and emotionally.

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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 22nd 2013, 04:05 AM

Thank you. I'm trying really hard to change my habits right now so I don't gain all my weight back once and if I have the surgery. I'm just worried about going into full restrict mode and developing full on anorexia.


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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 22nd 2013, 08:53 AM

I completely understand where you're coming from with this. My doctor was talking about gastric bypass for me because of my weight, but when truth came out about my eating disorder, we immediately canceled the plans for it and began working on my recovery. To get these surgeries, you have to pass a psychological test as well to make sure you are in a healthy state of mind for this surgery, with an eating disorder, you cannot honestly pass it. You really should try to work on recovery and getting better from the eating issues you face before a surgery like this.


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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 22nd 2013, 03:58 PM

Cheye and Tracy have given you some great advice.

I think you should definitely consider your state of mind; why are you considering getting this done? Is your sole purpose to be thin or to get healthy? If it is the first answer I think you should consider working on recovery and then reconsider this option.

I have seen the good that this surgery can do and the bad, you know? What I mean is, my mom got this surgery done and she had an ED that she was not dealing with and this surgery did not help the ED at all. My mom got pretty sick and it took ages for her to get to a place where she got to a healthy weight. One the other end there is a woman my dad knows who got it done but didn't lose any weight because she continued to binge. But, then there is my brothers friend who got the lap band surgery (much healthier then gastric bypass) and she has been keeping the weight off and is doing it in a healthy manner.

If you recover from the eating issues and then get the surgery you are more likely to see the benefits that are expected from the surgery instead of struggle through the extremes. Remember recovery is possible and once you are on the road to recovery the surgery will still be available to you.

I hope that this helped in some way and best of luck.


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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 22nd 2013, 11:00 PM

To be truthful I didn't know what a Gastricbipass surgery is but since I search it up on the web I know what it is now, It's a surgery that makes you slim.

So you have an binge eating disorder? I don't know what kind of binge eating disorder you have but you have to try and work on that like the others have said, Try and recover from these problems. Talk to a health professional about the surgery.
   
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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 23rd 2013, 04:19 AM

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To be truthful I didn't know what a Gastricbipass surgery is but since I search it up on the web I know what it is now, It's a surgery that makes you slim.

So you have an binge eating disorder? I don't know what kind of binge eating disorder you have but you have to try and work on that like the others have said, Try and recover from these problems. Talk to a health professional about the surgery.
no I don't have just a binge eating disorder. I have EDNOS it's different

But to all the other people I talked with my grandma and we will see if I can pass the pych part of it and if i can well just work on that. I haven't really been binge eating lately so that's a really good sign. I haven't been very active in the purging either and the restricting just start up again today I didn't eat anything till dinner.


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Re: Gastricbipass surgery - February 23rd 2013, 10:04 AM

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no I don't have just a binge eating disorder. I have EDNOS it's different

But to all the other people I talked with my grandma and we will see if I can pass the pych part of it and if i can well just work on that. I haven't really been binge eating lately so that's a really good sign. I haven't been very active in the purging either and the restricting just start up again today I didn't eat anything till dinner.

So you eat small amounts of food? Oh...then I do agree you should see a therapist about this and see what tips she/he gives you.
   
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