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Worried myself - December 10th 2013, 11:34 PM

Firstly, just wanna say, last thread on the forums, I promise. Just wanted to put different "issues" with the people that know more about it
Basically, I was feeling a bit down the other day so just decided to eat a load of crap, which was a bit counter productive considering the reasons for it, and I was so disgusted, I had this almost overwhelming urge to makr myself throw up. I had to force myself to sit there until it passed. If ever I eat like that I always feel revolted by myself, but this has never happened before.

I guess what I want to know is, has anyone else had this. A random urge to purge your stomach, but just the once?
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Re: Worried myself - December 11th 2013, 05:21 PM

First off, never apologize for posting on the forums! They were designed for people like you, who are in need of help, to post their story/issue. We want to help, so never feel bad!

Sometimes, people use food as a coping mechanism. To me, it sounds as though you binged, felt bad, and wanted to purge. If this is something that's ongoing, it's called Bulimia. Although this was your first time, this is still disorder eating. That isn't to say that it is Bulimia. The Binge/purge cycle is just another way of how some people cope. You said you were feeling down about something, what was that? If you can identify the reason as to why you were feeling down, then perhaps you can work through that in a healthy way. Do you have anyone that you can talk to about your emotions? Like, parents, friends or a counselor? You don't want to develop the habit of binging and purging. It's important that you right away find other coping mechanisms, ones that are healthier.

Take care, and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Re: Worried myself - December 12th 2013, 04:37 AM

Hi there, so the question is does anyone have the urge to purge ever just once. Well yes and no, an addiction usually can start with just one urge. The question to ask is are you having urges still to do it again? If so you may want to talk to your doctor or counselor, they can help you with it before it spirals out of control. There are healthy ways to go about coping with stress and/or overeating, but purging is never the answer. You're beautiful no matter what you do, and that's what truly matters. I hope this helps and if you ever want to talk feel free to PM or VM me anytime. <3

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Re: Worried myself - December 12th 2013, 05:18 PM

Thanks for replying
I guess I just dont like me, especially my appearance. But yeah, I get so self concious that I just dont eat in front of other people any more :/
Ah well :P
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