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Are Eating Disorder Cures Truely Possible?

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Sall1

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I have been sat for a little while now contemplating my own demise regarding my ED. I've been in therapy now for approximately 4 months and have just 10sessions left before i'm either discharged or ????????????????

Anyway I feel no different really in reference to the ED to what I did when I first started therapy. Well perhaps I have learned some things in the theoretical sence but not practically. Some days I try to do well and eat but it is often short lived and then follwed by episodes of starvation. Just don't think i'm getting better from this particular problem really.

Is there anyone out there who has a success story regarding remission of eating disorders. Apparently the therapist said that my ED has so far taken 26 years of my life from early childhood - will it really go on forever?

Sall
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Hi Sall...a definate No, it does not have to go on forever!

I had bulimia for 20 years, purging up to 12 times a day, with all the imaginable consequences. It's a lonely disorder because it's done in private with such shame.
I had a psychiatrist at the time who was up on the latest meds and their applications outside the box.
He started me on a low dose of Fluoxetine (20mg) a day and built it up to 80mg a day after several weeks. I took this med faithfully for about 2 years and the "urge to binge & purge" dwindled to nothing. I was weened off the Fluoxetine gradually and the symptoms of Bulimia have been gone for 10 years now.
I wouldn't have believed it possible if I hadn't tried it myself.
I've always been treatment resistant, but this worked for me 100%!
It's the only thing I can advise you.....to look into this sort of treatment.

Eating/not eating, are compulsion disorders. The Fluoxetine works from this angle.
 
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