Amber’s Bulimia Story

I started to restrict and use diet pills in high school and continued to binge and purge for many years. After a breakup I became very depressed and made the decision to lose weight. I stopped eating. No more purging! No more headaches, heart palpitations, throat sores, lost teeth! I dropped 30 pounds, lost my period, isolated, became an insomniac and worked out 3 hours a day.

I ended up having a panic attack and was sent to the hospital. I vowed to stop this craziness.

It worked…it was two years until about a month ago, I ate 3 bowls of cereal after restricting all day and I purged it. After all the therapy, all the self help books, discussions with family, support and journaling, I started the cycle all over again.

As I read and write this blog I am stopping the cycle before it becomes out of control again. I have worked too hard to let this disease take over my life again. I am in Grad School, have a wonderful man, friends and family. I owe this to myself. I need to stay true to my recovery.

If you are in a similar situation I urge you get real with this. Please seek help, reach out, believe in the power of YOU.

This is a disease, but it can be combated. You can do this, I can do this.

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