Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Sleepwalk, Sep 23, 2009.

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  1. Sleepwalk

    Sleepwalk Well-Known Member

    Okay, here goes. I'm a binge eater. Have been all my life. Never really cared because I thought I'd be dead before I turned 40, but here I am at 43 and 450lbs. I binged tonight, smaller than I used to do, but still ate to the point that I feel sick. My gut hurts and I'm absolutely disgusted with myself.

    So, my question is this, does anyone have any idea how to turn this around? Combined with the depression and years of suicidal thoughts I've found it impossible to find the motivation to turn things around, but I can't keep going like this. I've joked for years that I am bullemic, I just keep forgetting to throw up. But it's not funny anymore. Maybe it never was.
  2. Datura

    Datura Well-Known Member

    Something this severe can not be remedied by one's self. Try to look in your area for specialists in the eating disorder field. You will in all likelihood need a nutritionist to show you how to eat properly while formulating meal plans, and a counselor/therapist to address your psychological issues. They can also help with motivation.
  3. swimmergirl

    swimmergirl Well-Known Member

    I am bulimic and binge as well. I have been in treatment twice for it, and I am still suffering. If I knew what the magic cure was I wold tell you, but I don't. I just wanted to offer my support and let you know that you are not the only one struggling with this. And, it does not mean you are a bad person or disgusting. Bingeing may be how you chose to cope with your feelings, it takes practice to find other ways to cope, and it takes lots of support to help you change your behavior. I know it CAN be done, but I think the HOW is different for each person.

    I wish you all the best, you took the first step and admitted you have a problem and want to change, congratulations, that is an important step. Don't give up on yourself, you are worth it!

    take care,
  4. Sleepwalk

    Sleepwalk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your suggestions and support.
  5. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    I agree 100% with Swimmergirl. Try not to be disgusted with yourself; bingeing is a coping mechanism, and it's not your fault. It's how your body has learned to handle stress over time.

    I don't know what the cure is either, or how exactly you go about getting treatment. Just wanted you to know that you've got support whenever you need it.
  6. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

    I use to binge on alcohol. I found help for that in AA. Do you have an OA group nearby?

    Please keep coming back. It helps to find others who walk the same path.
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