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I know purging is awful and I shouldn't do it. But I do. So let's avoid the "don't purge lecture". Anyways lately after purging I've been having gatorade or similar drinks in an attempt to boost my electrolytes (purging makes you lose a lot of electrolytes and fluid; it can be fatal). But I still feel so weak afterwards. Would drinking an energy drink be a bad idea? I'm just thinking it might make me feel more alert and less...well if you've purged you know how damn tired it can make you. Anyone have any idea if this would be safe and/or helpful?

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Re: energy drinks post purge? - October 2nd 2013, 03:24 AM

I think certain drinks can damage you further after you purge. I do know that your teeth will be softened afterwards. Gatorade would probably be okay, but I'm not sure about anything too bubbly. Sorry I wasn't much help, I don't have too much experience with purging.

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Re: energy drinks post purge? - October 3rd 2013, 02:40 AM

I'm sorry, but I can't give you any other advice besides to quit purging. The reason you're feeling weak afterwards is simply because what you're doing to your body is toxic. There is no medication, drinks, drug, etc, that can get rid of this feeling. You're feeling bad because you're literally stripping your body of its energy. Plus, the acids going on your teeth and esophagus on a regular basis are just terrible. I know you didn't want this advice, but I am saying it because there is simply not better advice. If there was some kind of magic drink that makes it that after you purge you feel fine, I would let you know. But there's not because it's impossible; purging harms your body, and your body needs to feel bad in order to tell you not to do it. It's a regular response.

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Re: energy drinks post purge? - October 5th 2013, 06:18 PM

Gatorade and poweraide are the 2 major drinks that have electrolytes in them which as considered "healthiest" (sugary but still...)... However, it's not going to stop you from being weak, those drinks are meant to give somewhat of a boost after working out or what ever, they were not intended to totally revive a body that is totally food deprived.

So I have to agree with Traci here. You need to stop purging. That is the only solution here because there is no drink that can make up for the harm that the purge is doing to your body. The energy drinks won't replace all the nutrients your body needs to stay strong and that's why you are still feeling so weak.

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Re: energy drinks post purge? - October 16th 2013, 01:31 AM

Hey, Emily!

The posts above is right, we can't give you advice on how to purge without feeling weak, because that'd be like a tip on hurting your body. I don't think it's possible to not feel weak afterwards anyway because it's depriving your body of food that it needs to be strong.

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