... I was wondering the same thing as Presson. What does the label mean to you? Does it really matter what a "label" says? Focus on yourself and getting the help you need and don't worry about a diagnosis. Recovery is hard enough work without labeling ourselves. (4 replies)
it could be anorexia, purging type, bulimia, EDNOS etc
what does the label mean for you (4 replies)
... Whoops... I accidentally posted twice... I guess I'll use this second box to ask you where you are in terms of your eating disorder... do you consider yourself in recovery? (4 replies)
... That's super common... it's extremely hard to restrict 24/7... and after restricting for so long it leads to binging. I have abused laxatives and water pills in the past... only three or four times, but I was surprised that this kind of behavior is actually labled under bulimia. Basically, any drastic, unsafe measures taken to get food out of your body can be labled under... (4 replies)
... Just wondering if anybody's eating disorder was similar to mine......
I suppose I'd be classified as a "bulimirexic".... complete restriction or days of fasting broken by huge binges and purging everything. The only time I eat is during a binge, which follows a purge where I get rid of it all.
I feel like I can't call myself an anorexic because I binge and purge but I... (4 replies)
... In some ways you sound alot like me. I too starve and binge, only I purge too. people tell me all the time that I am anorexic as well as bulimic. For some reason that took me along time to except. but it is true after 10 years I can say that it is ture.
I think the best thing you can do is to tell your T. keeping things from her isnt a good thing. Whats the point of haveing a... (4 replies)
... ant, u hang in there gurl! the vicious cycles are devistating i know, but are always preventable...food is hard. the only food i would allow myself to keep down in me was fruit, and half a sandwhich with not even a teaspoon of jelly. Sad, but now i am recovered and it is the greatest feeling in the world...i gained at least 25 lbs and i dont feel bad. and know u can do this... (4 replies)
... hi i am 40 and was hospitalised with anorexia at 14. i now have two kids, and weigh the exact right amount of weight for my height, but of course anorexia stays with you, and i am always trying to lose that holy grail half a stone. if you deny yourself food you will binge, it's inevitable. you don't need me to say what you may have done to your metabolism either, the less you... (4 replies)
... You know, your story really hits home for me. I have pretty much the same problem.. I am two extremes. I recently have been on an eating binge, and have gained almost ten pounds. After stepping on that scale I freaked... and now I feel guilty to eat. It really sucks, but this is really the only way I know how to lose weight. I have been eating a lot of fruits and vegetables... (4 replies)
... Oh the struggles continue..
I was trying to be okay. I was really trying. Eating a "healthy" number of calories a day was extremely stressful and I therefore felt like I needed to stick to my "safe" foods so I could stay in control of myself.. not eat too much or too little.. try to keep myself from gaining or losing weight. My safe foods pretty much include oatmeal,... (4 replies)
... it sounds as if you might have a ed like that of me. it's something i'm still recovering from- bulimirexia. if that's spelled right. it's when you purge, but not necessairly binge. but, no matter, you should get some help immediately. see a doctor and talk to a therapist. see if you can find one that specializes in ed's. it may be hard at first, but it's worth your time and... (6 replies)