liz asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 9 years ago

Should I tell someone that i have a eating disorder?

Ive been throwing up but I'm afraid to tell someone! It's been two months and at first it was only once a week but now it's everyday

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Yes. You should tell a trusted adult, your parents, or a friend.

    I give you respect for even posting this on the internet.

    Being bulimic can cause your heart to slow down or even death.

    Please stop this!

    I'm here if you want somebody to talk to :-)

    Source(s): My experiences
  • Steve
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    If you had major head pains you would tell somebody, if you had painful leg you would tell somebody right ?

    The hardest part is taking that first step. Yes, Bulimia is simply an illness that can be treated with the right help just like any other illness or problems you need to get it treated or it will get worse.

    Carry on as you are and eventually you will get major dental problems, lose the ability to have children, ulcers, bloating, muscle wastage, and major heart problems.

    If you are scared or nervous to tell somebody then why not write it down, how you feel and what you are doing and hand it to either your Parents/teacher/Doctor or anybody like that who you feel most comfortable with. Never ever be ashamed to admit to being ill and needing help.

  • 9 years ago

    You need to find out if you have an eating disorder first. That requires a professional diagnosis and not guessing because you purge. EDs are mental issues which need to be addressed by doctors and psychologists. So, talk to your parents or physician about your problems and don't trust advice from nonprofessionals in this or any other forum. EDs can be extremely dangerous and difficult to overcome. At the very least, call the NEDA helpline below.

    Good luck and good health!!

    • About 8 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder (does not include over eaters)

    • 0.5% of American women suffers from anorexia.

    • 2.5% of American women suffers from bulimia.

    • 1.1% - 4.2% of females suffer from bulimia nervosa in their lifetime.

    • About 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, including 5.1% who suffer from bulimia nervosa.

    • Studies indicate that by their first year of college, 4.5 to 18% of women and 0.4% of men have a history of bulimia.

    • A study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported that 5 – 10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease; 18-20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years and only 30 – 40% ever fully recover

    Here are some links you may find useful. The websites have loads of information for you.

    • NEDA Helpline 1-800-931-2237 (9-5 Eastern Time Weekdays only)

    • NEDA Website --> http://www.edap.org/

    • NEDA Video --> http://vimeo.com/2567743

    • Nemours on ED --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/e...

    • Obsessed with dieting? --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/expert/body/diet_query....

    • What is BDD? --> http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/bo...

    • Take an ED Quiz --> http://eatingdisorder.org/about_eating_disorders/r...

    • Where to get help --> http://www.edreferral.com/

    • ED Anonymous --> http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/

    • More ED Videos --> http://vimeo.com/user638254/videos/sort:newest/for...

    • Mayo Clinic on ED --> http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/eating-disorders/...

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You should join a support group for that. They might seem lame, but they can really help you.

    People die everyday from bulimia. It kills you, especially when you do it a lot, like every day. You need to stop. Eating healthy and exercising is the only right way to lose weight. Bulimia is going to ruin your teeth and your hair and your life.

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  • 9 years ago

    I would tell a sister or cousin. I lost a significant amount of weight from stopping eating once and my sister was the most supportive person ever.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes, talk to someone. Bulimia is a serious disorder that can lead to tons of health issues.

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