I told my parents about my bulimia. What can I do to make them understand?

I am 18 and I have been bulimic for the past 2 years. I just recently told my parents about my condition. They seemed concerned and said they would try to find me help. Lately, anytime I bring the subject up my parents ignore me or act like I am a hypochondriac. I know...

In the last month, I have been exercising, taking pills, laxatives, throwing up, and doing all kinds of crazy things.

Hi, I'm a 16-year-old student in Guatemala. I need to tell someone about my eating disorder and I spotted your site in my research. Well, I have been bulimic for a time now. Sometimes I used to throw up, but that was a long time ago. Then I started to exercise compulsively etc. In...

I have a friend who never eats in school.

I need your advice. I have a friend who is stressed out a lot and she doesn't throw up. But when she is in school, she never eats. When she is at home, she eats and eats and eats, but she won't throw it up. Then she says she is gaining so much weight....

I have asthma and need an effective method to lose weight instead of binging / purging.

I have a very complicated tale to tell. Firstly, I'm a 19-year-old male. I have always been a finicky eater and food has always ruled my life. My mother and my younger sister both lost weight very fast by not eating. I did the same. I didn't eat anything for nearly 5 months and when...

How can I speed up my metabolism without a lot of weight gain?

I am a 28-year-old woman who has anorexia and bulimia. I started these behaviors when I was 16 years old and was recovered until last year. Last December I fell into the terrible anorexic trap again and lost 30 pounds, which only put me at 100 pounds (I'm 5 feet 5 inches). Luckily I...

I am a vegetarian and binge on vegetables.

I am a vegetarian and eat dairy products sparingly. I feel that my diet is generally healthy and I exercise 4 to 5 times a week for about 45 minutes. My problem is that I binge every 2 weeks or so. My binges don't seem to be triggered by emotions or cravings and when...

I am a seventh grader doing a report for science on anorexia and bulimia.

I am a seventh grader in Massachusetts doing a report for science on anorexia/bulimia. Part of this assignment is to interview a patient or medical worker involved with these disorders. If you could, I would like you to take some time to answer the following questions on these diseases. Can anorexia/bulimia be spread...

I am a recovering bulimic and am in fear of how my diet affects my life.

I was surfing the net trying to find all the info I could find on hypoglycemia. I am a recovering bulimic. Both my parents are alcoholics. My father is a "rageaholic". I think this stems from a sugar disorder. I am also in recovery for money issues. I am debt free, but I still use...

I have a friend who is bulimic and am looking for advice.

I have a friend who is bulimic and I am looking for some advice. The girl is very skinny, but not too thin yet. She has confided in only me that she is throwing up her meals around once a day to lose weight. She tells me that it's not out of control and...

Do you know of any specialists who work with bulimics?

My girlfriend was bulimic for several months. She used laxatives. It is now 2 or 3 years later and she is having stomach problems. She is lactose intolerant, which may complicate the matter. Last May she became severely constipated, which was extremely painful. After seeing a gastroenterologist for several months there was no solution...

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