I’ve Had An Eating Disorder For 5 And A Half Years And I Don’t Know How To Stop. I Really Am At A Loss. All I Do Is Purge, Take Laxatives, Diet Pills, And Diuretics. My Mind Is Solely Focused On Weight Loss. I Just Don’t Know What To Do Anymore. Help!

Must…It’s Vital That You
janurse427 – 06/22/2010 – 05:25

Must…it’s vital that you get professional help to stop this dangerous cycle, and to learn new coping tools to help prevent you from continuing this cycle. The treatment finder hotline on this site could be very helpful. Or you might check online for eating disorder specialists in your area. Please seek professional help!


I Had An Eating Disorder For
recoverfromed – 11/04/2010 – 12:54

I had an eating disorder for almost 10 years. I starved, binged, purged and tried every single diet possible.
I now have complete recovery from all eating disorders and have not had a binge, purge or starved myself in years.
What I had to do was let go of all of the controlling behavior – dieting mentality, laxatives, purging, reading weight loss books, etc.
I live with complete freedom and have no mental obsession. I am at a healthy, normal weight which does not fluctuate.
I eat whatever I want – and I only eat when I am hungry.
You can read more about my journey and how to get help here:


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Dieting Is Known To Be The
janurse427 – 11/04/2010 – 14:29

Dieting is known to be the worst predictor for an eating disorder. So happy that you are happy and well. Take care,


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