I Use Laxatives To Get Rid Of My Food But I Never Throw Up. Am I Bulimic?

I Already Have Binge Eating
tisnan – 11/03/2009 – 23:26

I already have Binge Eating Disorder. I have been using the laxatives for the last six months. I want to get help but I don’t have insurance so I’m trying to save up money to help pay for it. I don’t think about anything anymore accept my eating disorder and my weight. I am constantly counting calories in everything but then I eat it anyway. I am so ashamed of myself I won’t eat in public anymore. I have gained so much weight and I am just plain tired of this non stop cycle. Any suggestions on raising money for treatment are welcome. I have had my eating disorder for thirteen years. I am so sick of it. But I can’t stop on my own. I’m afraid that I may have crossed the line into Bulimia with the constant laxative use. I don’t know. All I know is that I need help.

Tisnan….You Should See A
janurse427 – 11/07/2009 – 15:27

tisnan….You should see a professional about this. Have you been diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder, or is that your interpretation? If you have, then whoever diagnosed you should be able to refer you to a professional who treats such problems. Because using laxatives is considered a ‘compensatory’ behavior, in terms of trying to ‘get rid of’ your food, it follows with parts of the criteria for bulimia. The most important part is that the core of the problem is not about food, but about learning to cope with emotional distress in less damaging ways. Abusing laxatives can result in many major health issues, some irreversible. Please seek professional help as soon as possible.
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