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How to recognize an ED? - November 10th 2018, 04:13 PM

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People such as my parents and counselor have been saying I have an ED, but I don't think I do. Not anymore. Often times if I feel full I'll throw up, but that is normal, right? I'm just curious on how to recognize an ED, and find ways to recover because if people say I do and if I love the feeling of being hungry, then there must be ways to recover from said ED.


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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 11th 2018, 01:18 AM

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I'm sorry you are struggling with this, and are confused.

First I want to say that purging when you feel full, and loving feeling hungry is not something people do without have some sort of disorder eating pattern. I think your parents and your therapist have a right to be concerned.

I will say I know a lot of people who have an eating disorder think they have everything under control, or that they don't have a problem at all.

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is a list of symptoms of eating disorders from Neda's website. I hope this helps you a little bit. But I want you to know we aren't professionals so we can't say if you have an ED or not.

I hope this helped, if you ever need to talk I am here for you.
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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 11th 2018, 03:26 AM

Hey Frankie,

Thanks for the input! I'm going to check out that website and hopefully understand what I'm struggling with. Hopefully my confusion will cease once I talk to my counselor and look at the site about this.


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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 14th 2018, 08:18 PM

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People such as my parents and counselor have been saying I have an ED, but I don't think I do. Not anymore. Often times if I feel full I'll throw up, but that is normal, right? I'm just curious on how to recognize an ED, and find ways to recover because if people say I do and if I love the feeling of being hungry, then there must be ways to recover from said ED.
Hey, I am in the same situation as you although I do not vomit when I eat. I just don't eat very much at all and when I do I just pick very little off the plate and say I am full. I don't even have that feeling of feeling hungry at all. The difference with me though is I don't see myself as being fat, I just see myself as being average weight while everyone else sees me as super skinny. I just don't know if I am Anorexic or not. If I am I would like to get help for it, but like I said it isn't like I am [edit] or anything.

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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 14th 2018, 08:54 PM

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I want to clarify something, as I experience this myself. When you binge-eat to the point of feeling food stuffed up through your esophagus, you SPONTANEOUSLY throw up. This does not mean you are consciously purging, or maybe you are but that's really a grey area I can't give specifics designated for YOU specifically. It's more a matter of intent than anything else.

Think about your emotions as you eat, what are your thoughts on the food you attempt to digest?

I think Frankie gave a very helpful link to the NEDA website.

Also, I would strongly suggest reaching out to your parents or doctor for support. It's so important to talk this out with someone, and maybe they (especially the doctor) can come up with ways to treat this eating disorder, if it is indeed one.

Take it from me. I've had BED with occasional purges for years now.
   
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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 14th 2018, 09:23 PM

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MIGHT BE TW

I want to clarify something, as I experience this myself. When you binge-eat to the point of feeling food stuffed up through your esophagus, you SPONTANEOUSLY throw up. This does not mean you are consciously purging, or maybe you are but that's really a grey area I can't give specifics designated for YOU specifically. It's more a matter of intent than anything else.

Think about your emotions as you eat, what are your thoughts on the food you attempt to digest?

I think Frankie gave a very helpful link to the NEDA website.

Also, I would strongly suggest reaching out to your parents or doctor for support. It's so important to talk this out with someone, and maybe they (especially the doctor) can come up with ways to treat this eating disorder, if it is indeed one.

Take it from me. I've had BED with occasional purges for years now.
One issue with me is my mom barely cares about me. I pretty much have to be on my death bed for her to even notice. I suppose I could talk to my Nana about it and then it would get back to my mom and then WW3 would start, but at least it would be out there.
   
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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 17th 2018, 12:19 AM

I was diagnosed with Bulimia Nervosa only when I was 14 years old. My mom noticed my life was quickly spiraling out of control as I was failing my Freshman year of high school and losing weight as well as becoming pretty defiant. It was a good thing she stepped in because I probably would be here if she didn't. I became underweight and I just lost all care for anything. It really wasn't the ED that finally got me to treatment but my mom caught me with a bottle of pills that I was going to take that evening. I was taken to the ER immediately and the next day was in a treatment center with a dual diagnosis of Bulimia Nervosa and Substance Abuse. Needless to say my life changed there even though I failed school that year my life was given back to me.

I suppose I am telling you or anyone with an ED this because it is not anything to play with and if you have even one thought in your head you are having a problem with it tell a trusted an adult.

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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 17th 2018, 03:33 AM

I had problems with overeating, but now I was able to overcome it. Of course the extra weight is left and I now want to bring my body in good shape with exercise and try to remove fat from the waist with the help of supplements [EDIT]. I read that it helps people and I really hope that it will help me. After all, a beautiful body is the key to success with girls, and now I'm not interesting to anyone.

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Re: How to recognize an ED? - November 17th 2018, 04:54 PM

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I had problems with overeating, but now I was able to overcome it. Of course the extra weight is left and I now want to bring my body in good shape with exercise and try to remove fat from the waist with the help of supplements [EDIT]. I read that it helps people and I really hope that it will help me. After all, a beautiful body is the key to success with girls, and now I'm not interesting to anyone.
Overeating is a definite form of an ED. I am so sorry you went through that and glad you were able to overcome it. I also hope you are able to lose the excess weight you are trying to lose. I also know exactly what you mean by saying girls success a lot of it stems from body image. It unfortunately is very true in many cases. I try and keep that sort of stuff out of my mind as I don't want to get into a pattern where I am focusing so much on my body image where it is becoming the center of my attention and all I focus on, but I totally understand you. Good Luck.

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