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fighting hunger

By December 17, 2011 - 4:23pm

sometimes I struggle with fighting my hunger. I get distracted my the negativity in my mind. Or I drink caffeine so It decreases the hunger pains then I open my fridge and get anxiety or fear that I will over eat if I do eat. I struggle with Bulimia but have some anorexic tendencies especially a lot of restriction going on. I'm doing better than I was 3 years ago but there are still days that I struggle.
I have a hard time reaching out because most of my friends think I should be healed by now or that I need to go back to treatment. I don't want to go back to IP treatment.
How do you cope with the hunger pains? and allow yourself to eat without forcing food in your body.

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By Anonymous January 21, 2012 - 12:51pm

Hi poeticprincess88,

Thanks for your question.  Hope here you will find answers and support to all your questions.  It's important to continue your treatments.  When you have Bulimia, you may need several types of treatment, although combining psychotherapy with antidepressants may be the most effective for overcoming the disorder.  If your friends think that by now you should be healed then it's time for you to find other support.  Whether it's from a family member or counseling. It's also important to let your doctor know how you feel.

Here's a link on Bulimia.




January 21, 2012 - 12:51pm

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