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My teeth are in bad shape now, I've had to pull a few out and 2 are rotting, I've been a bad bulimic for 4 years now, is it too late??

By Anonymous April 4, 2010 - 7:59pm
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I cant pinpoint the exact time my bulimia started, I think it was the last year of high school, It's become such a bad habit now, I feel so outta control with it and makes me feel really terrible about not being able to control it, It's taken over my life. I live in Fiji, not too many people know about it, there is no support group here for it and general understanding is limited. My teeth are rotting and I'm scared I wont be able to beat it and die from a complication caused by it. What can I do to look after my remaining teeth, Can I still get over it? Im 24 now. Had it since I was 18

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I am so sorry about your struggle with bulimia. It is a difficult one, I know, and the way you describe it makes me understand how rough it is for you right now.

Anon, do you have or can you find a therapist there in Fiji? A psychologist or a psychiatrist who understands what you are going through? Perhaps even one who is from the west, if that makes you more comfortable?

Your teeth are indeed a problem, but the most important thing to saving the rest of your teeth is working to get the bulimia under control. Are you ready to try to do that?

Please don't feel so bad about yourself. Many women just like yourself are battling eating disorders all the time. You absolutely can get over it. Six years is a long time, but 24 is young.

Tell me how we at EmpowHer can most help you. Are you interested in self-help books about getting over bulimia?

Are you from the United States? Do you travel back here periodically?

Do you need help finding a doctor there to work with? If so, tell us what town you live in and we'll see what we can find.

There are also online support groups that may be of some help you you. Are you interested in that?

Please write back and let us know. You did a brave thing by writing in the first place. I'm hoping we can help you take the next step.

April 5, 2010 - 11:20am
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