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Compulsive over-eating & Anorexia?

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  • Posted By: Demise
  • August 6, 2007
  • 09:14 AM

My main question is: Is it possible to be a compulsive over-eater and an anorexic?

I've always eaten alot. When i was about 13 years old i had a problem with pot, after i developed Fibromyalgia i wasn't able to smoke pot anymore... well i had a bad break up and developed an eating disorder (anorexia). I dropped from 140lbs to 100lbs. I had a lot of ups and downs in between, but over all, that's what i lost.

I would long periods of time without eating, but it was a constant battle to keep myself from binge eating. I would literally eat until i would involentarily throw up, sometime right on my plate.

I understand this is part of anorexia, but i go through stages where i wont be able to stop eating for a few months. My weight will shoot back up to 140lb and i'll just keep eating.

I've been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. I've had numerous doctors tell me that i am anorexic and still more doctors that have told me i'm a compulsive over-eater.

I'm scared to seek treatment for anorexia. Mainly because i can't imagine being anything more then 105lbs for the rest of my life. The thought makes me want to cry. (Yes, i know that's part of my body image issues).

I am in counseling, but i don't like to tell them about my eating problems because i don't want to be pressured to eat.

I guess i'm just a little lost and looking for some advice.

Thanks so much

.:: Demise ::.

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  • I am in the EXACT same position. If you want to talk, email me at the_dying_nymphet@hotmail.com
    Nymphete 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • It could take me 10 hours to explain you all I know about your problems. I better just cut down to your solution: try NAET. These treatment will help your body to absorp the nutrients so you become able to eat normally and you don't have to feel disgusted or intolerant about the food you eat.I used to eat all the time, I always had hunger pains, and I could not think straight if I was not eating.I am now a lean size 4 and I eat when I am hungry, not when I am crashing.Frui.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
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