Bulimia Nervosa: Real Stories
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1. A promise to myself changed my life
I am Amy and have been suffering from Bulimia for over 23 years. I keep binging and purging at least 3-4 times daily. I also use laxatives and do a lot of exercises to keep my body slim. Each day I’d be annoyed with myself for not able to control this feeling. Though I promise myself that this is the last time, I repeat the same thing over and over again. But one day, I accidentally came across this website bulimiahelp.org accidentally. And, that was the last day I purged. The programs offered on the website are really helpful. I want to thank people who are responsible for such a program. I want to share it with people like me who can find some help and lead a better life in future.
2. My friend showed me the right path
Once a compulsive over eater, now looking forward to recovery. Thanks to my friend Smith who made me realize about the mistake I was committing in life. He made me understand that you live your life once and why not make it better with some careful consideration. And yes, I have given it a second thought and I am really happy now. Before meeting him, I was obese, overeating and purging every time. If I was not eating, I was at least reading about foods. I sneaked a lot of food into my room and ate up everything in no time. I even used to store lot of stuff under my bed. Now, I am on a weight loss program. I use redux. Luckily, it has no side effects. The drug is good and it helps you to suppress your hunger greatly. It has been working greatly for me. If you are battling with bulimia, it’s high time that you think of recovery.
3. My Journey
I am on the road to recovery from Bulimia. For the past two weeks, I have been trying to read a lot and gather information on how to prevent overeating and stuff. It was not very easy to stop eating and purging. But, something that helped me to step in the right direction was meditation. I find a lot of peace when I meditate. This also helps me to indulge less in overeating. Apart from mediating, I also watch a lot of documentaries on bulimia recovery. For those of you out there looking out for a way out, try meditation, it really helps.
4. Helpful Bob
My bulimia nervosa started when I was 13 years old. It became worse when I became 16. Each time I ate my favorite foods, I was purging. I spent most part of the day binging and purging. The thought that I should have a good physique even if I ate well kept me purging each time I ate. Then my boyfriend told me that having a skinny body is not what it means to be beautiful. His words had some magical effect on me and slowly I began to reduce my purging. I feel much better now and hope that I will be able to stop overeating at some point of time in the near future, and lead a normal life with him. Thank you Bob for those supportive words.
5. My Struggles
My name is Christi and I was a compulsive over eater. I had not been so as a child. I remember my mother telling me that I was very picky those days. It was in the seventh grade that I began to like food and started overeating just like my mother. I was never happy at home. My parents always fought over the dining table. I and my brother never had a day of peace until my father died three years ago. I began to eat whenever I was sad, lonely and bored. Now that I am grown up and have a decent job to look after my family, I try to do everything to stop overeating. I sought medical help for depression. I received ‘cognitive therapy.’ It helped a lot. I also took Prozac which provided great relief from the symptoms of depression. I feel that I am getting much better now. I try to focus on my job and maintain a healthy body. Will work on some more lifestyle changes to make my life better.