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Chipmunk Cheeks!!
Apr 29, 2009
... Hey I have been bulimic for a few years and recently I have been getting chipmunk cheeks! Does anyone know how to get rid of them or what can help? ... (5 replies)
Chipmunk cheeks?
Dec 5, 2006
... Found this on a website People with bulimia often have constant stomach pain. In fact, bulimia can actually damage a person's stomach and kidneys as a result of constant vomiting. Bulimia can also cause a person's teeth to decay because of the acids that come up into the mouth while vomiting. The person may also develop "chipmunk cheeks," which occur when the salivary... (3 replies)
... You probably don't want to hear this, but the best way to get rid of the Chipmunk cheeks is to get rid of your ED. If you are not currently getting any help you should definately try. ... (2 replies)

... do chipmunk cheeks/salvitory glands swelling (due to purging) go away? and if so, how long does it take for the swelling to disappear? (2 replies)
Chipmunk cheeks?
Dec 4, 2006
... heavier. my whole body was bloated and my cheeks were puffy, and even my hands looked fatter. i had binged the night before and didn't purge. ... (3 replies)
Chipmunk Cheeks!!
May 15, 2009
... am pleased you getting help too,I guess its the vomitting/straining that causes the swollen cheeks....all the best x (5 replies)
... Thanks! They're already starting to go down it just became very noticeable and I freaked out. I've been okay besides the chubby cheeks, just really tired lately. I've been having a rough few days very stressed with school and finals, but I'm hopefully starting treatment in a few weeks when summer break starts! (5 replies)
... I don't know, but perhaps it can. I know bulimia can cause a symptom where your cheeks swell up (chipmunk cheeks). Best advice is to skip the foundation and get professional help. (3 replies)
Chipmunk Cheeks!!
May 18, 2009
... i stopped my bulimia 8 months ago, but still my parotid glands are swollen! (5 replies)
Facial Swelling
May 7, 2009
... concerned because my face is still swollen. My face is puffy, and round, and I have what sort of looks like a double chin. It is really strange. Do I have perma chipmunk cheeks? ... (2 replies)
... Congratulations on starting treatment. I am so happy for you :) I hope you keep us posted as to how it goes SG (5 replies)
Chipmunk Cheeks!!
Apr 30, 2009
... Hi Racet, Everyone is different. Some peoples glands shrink as soon as they stop purging. With others the glands stay swollen weeks after they stop. May I ask how you are feeling otherwise? SQ (5 replies)
Chipmunk cheeks?
Dec 5, 2006
... yeah, i can see how people get sick from it.. i only took two but i felt like crap all day long. i haven't eaten anything, but i still thought i was going to throw up. i'm not sure if they work or not, though i had to pee alot today. i dont know, maybe ill let my body get rid of the weight on it's own. (3 replies)
Chipmunk cheeks?
Dec 5, 2006
... No, no Diurex! I have known countless people who have overdosed on that stuff, myself included. It put me in the hospital one night vomiting all over the place (I'm not bulimic, and I hadn't thrown up since about 1st grade, so this was pretty damn traumitizing for me) so I strongly advise you to stay away from it... The best thing you can do is drink a lot of water. You might... (3 replies)
Chipmunk cheeks?
Dec 5, 2006
... i took 2 Diurex caplets this morning...... and i plan to drink a lot of water. maybe it'll work...... i hope. (3 replies)
Swollen cheeks
May 1, 2006
... As a bulimic...I have gone through my chipmunk days. Believe me, it goes away once you stop vomiting. It is usually one symptom that helps a doctor confirm his suspicions. ... (1 replies)
... Yes they will Sammy T. If you have ever read any info. on bulimics, which i'm sure you have, they will adopt the "chipmunk cheeks" look. I have the same rounder face issue caused by genetics, and beleive me I don't need to be causing myself to achieve an even rounder one. It does not mean you're fat, just that your glands are swelling and you have a problem. (10 replies)
Chew and spit
Mar 16, 2005
... Do not be embarassed - its a disorder. Its increasingly common that people chew and spit. It is actually referred to in diagnosing an eating disorder. The unfortunate thing is that it doesn't often give the desired effect of weight loss because your saliva starts breaking down the food while it is in your mouth. Also some people find that spitting on a regular basis can cause... (4 replies)
... thanks (the swelling did reduce) (2 replies)
... Ok, there are two posts by "anonymous" and I don't know if they're the same ones, but the following info applies: Anonymous- do you throw up also? If you do, that greatly contributes to the "chipmunk cheeks." Have you heard of BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder)? It's when you think there's a deformity on your body, when there really is not. This can be in addition to an... (0 replies)

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