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tinydancer

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Hi There,

I have been a binge eating bulimic for over 4 years now, I can't stop! During the day I am fine, night time hits (i work long hours & this is the only time I'm alone) and when my boyfriend is away at work, I binge eat everything in sight till I feel ill, then I purge every last bit up, followed by the feeling of disgust & saying that will be the last time.

On the weekend, and after a few drinks - I finally told my secret to one person whom I trust & knew wouldn't judge, he has encouraged me to seek help & this is my first step. He has also said whenever I feel the urge to call him to break the habit, even if its just for a chat. I am so thankful for my friends support - as I havent felt comfortable telling anyone, not even my boyfriend of 6 years.
I use to weigh less than I do now so atm I feel so gross - i feel disgusting & I am constantly bloated & get tummy aches/sore throat from all the purging.

Can anyone give me advice on how they broke the habit & what can help me stop. I know I'm doing damage to my body & I just want to rid myself of this awful thing that I feel is controlling my life.

Help :(
 
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Hi there, tinydancer! Welcome to the forum!:welcome:

Well done for opening up about your eating disorder. That is a very hard thing to do. I struggle with binge eating, restricting, and over-exercising. I don't recommend that as a way to deal with bingeing. I am currently in therapy. In order to deal with your eating disorder you need to get at why you are bingeing in the first place and figure out what your triggers are, and therapy can be very helpful with this. I think the next step for you would be to talk to your doctor and find out what what kinds of therapy options are available to you. Also, I hope you will feel free to keep posting and receiving support here on the forum.

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If you could see your gp you may be able to get therapy on the NHS or you could get private therapy, of which there are therapists that specialize in eating disorders.
 
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