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Can Someone Describe Symptoms Of Bulimia?

Postby Otis » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:09 am

Repeatedly eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (less than 2 hours).

Frequently getting rid of the calories you've eaten (purging) by making yourself vomit, fasting, exercising too much, or misusing laxatives, diuretics, ipecac syrup, or enemas. Misuse of these medicines can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Feeling a loss of control over how much you eat.

Having binge-purge cycles.

Feeling ashamed of overeating and very fearful of gaining weight.

Basing your self-esteem and value upon your body shape and weight.

Any of the above symptoms can be a sign of bulimia or another eating disorder that needs treatment. If you or someone you know has any of these symptoms, talk to a doctor, friend, or family member about your concerns right away.

Bulimia and other eating disorders can be difficult to diagnose, because people often keep unhealthy thoughts and behaviors secret and may deny that they have a problem. Often a person won't get evaluation and treatment until someone else notices the signs of bulimia and encourages the person to seek the help that he or she needs.

Other signs that a person may have bulimia

Common signs that a person may have bulimia are when the person:3

Is very secretive about eating and does not eat around other people.

Sneaks food or hides food in the house. You may notice that large amounts of food are missing.

Has frequent weight changes. For example, the person may gain and lose large amounts of weight in short periods of time.

Has irregular menstrual cycles.

Seems preoccupied with exercise.

Often talks about dieting, weight, and body shape.

Seems to be overusing laxatives and diuretics.

Has low levels of potassium or other blood electrolyte imbalances.

Looks sick or has symptoms such as:4

Tooth decay or erosion of tooth enamel.

Sore gums or mouth sores.

Dry skin.

Loose skin.

Thin or dull hair.

Swollen salivary glands.

Bloating or fullness.

Lack of energy.

Teeth marks on the backs of the hands or calluses on the knuckles from self-induced vomiting.

Feels depressed, anxious, or guilty.

Shoplifts food, laxatives, or diuretics.

Drinks large amounts of alcohol or uses illegal drugs and may have a substance abuse problem.

Conditions that commonly occur with bulimia, such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders, can make treatment of bulimia harder. Recovery from bulimia can take a long time. And relapse is common. If the person feels extremely discouraged, be sure to tell the doctor immediately so that the person can get immediate help.

In some cases, people who have an eating disorder may feel suicidal.

Warning signs of possible suicide in children and teens can include being preoccupied with death or suicide, giving away belongings, withdrawing, being angry, or having failing grades.

Warning signs and possible triggers of suicide in adults can include alcohol or substance abuse, depression, giving away belongings, a recent job loss, or divorce.

If you or someone you know shows warning signs of suicide, seek help immediately.

Bulimia is different from anorexia. People with anorexia weigh 85% or less of their normal body weight. But most people with bulimia are in their normal weight range. Some people who have anorexia make themselves vomit, but this is a different eating disorder.

i take this rather seriously so rather than summing it up i just copy and pasted this directly from Web MD.
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Can Someone Describe Symptoms Of Bulimia?

Postby Shannon » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:11 am

Binge eating signs and symptoms:

Lack of control over eating ? Inability to stop eating. Eating until the point of physical discomfort and pain.

Secrecy surrounding eating ? Going to the kitchen after everyone else has gone to bed. Going out alone on unexpected food runs. Wanting to eat in privacy.

Eating unusually large amounts of food with no obvious change in weight.

Disappearance of food, numerous empty wrappers or food containers in the garbage, or hidden stashes of junk food.

Alternating between overeating and fasting ? Rarely eats normal meals. It?s all-or-nothing when it comes to food.

Purging signs and symptoms:

Going to the bathroom after meals ? Frequently disappears after meals or takes a trip to the bathroom to throw up. May run the water to disguise sounds of vomiting.

Using laxatives, diuretics, or enemas after eating. May also take diet pills to curb appetite or use the sauna to ?sweat out? water weight.

Smell of vomit ? The bathroom or the person may smell like vomit. They may try to cover up the smell with mouthwash, perfume, air freshener, gum, or mints.

Excessive exercising ? Works out strenuously, especially after eating. Typical activities include high-intensity calorie burners such as running or aerobics.

Physical signs and symptoms of bulimia:

Calluses or scars on the knuckles or hands from sticking fingers down the throat to induce vomiting.

Puffy ?chipmunk? cheeks caused by repeated vomiting.

Discolored teeth from exposure to stomach acid when throwing up. May look yellow, ragged, or clear.

Not underweight ? Men and women with bulimia are usually normal weight or slightly overweight. Being underweight while purging might indicate a purging type of anorexia.

Frequent fluctuations in weight ? Weight may fluctuate by 10 pounds or more due to alternating episodes of bingeing and purging.
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Can Someone Describe Symptoms Of Bulimia?

Postby Mylnric » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:12 am

Binge eating signs and symptoms

Lack of control over eating ? Inability to stop eating. Eating until the point of physical discomfort and pain.

Secrecy surrounding eating ? Going to the kitchen after everyone else has gone to bed. Going out alone on unexpected food runs. Wanting to eat in privacy.

Eating unusually large amounts of food with no obvious change in weight.

Disappearance of food, numerous empty wrappers or food containers in the garbage, or hidden stashes of junk food.

Alternating between overeating and fasting ? Rarely eats normal meals. It?s all-or-nothing when it comes to food.

Purging signs and symptoms

Going to the bathroom after meals ? Frequently disappears after meals or takes a trip to the bathroom to throw up. May run the water to disguise sounds of vomiting.

Using laxatives, diuretics, or enemas after eating. May also take diet pills to curb appetite or use the sauna to ?sweat out? water weight.

Smell of vomit ? The bathroom or the person may smell like vomit. They may try to cover up the smell with mouthwash, perfume, air freshener, gum, or mints.

Excessive exercising ? Works out strenuously, especially after eating. Typical activities include high-intensity calorie burners such as running or aerobics.

Physical signs and symptoms of bulimia

Calluses or scars on the knuckles or hands from sticking fingers down the throat to induce vomiting.

Puffy ?chipmunk? cheeks caused by repeated vomiting.

Discolored teeth from exposure to stomach acid when throwing up. May look yellow, ragged, or clear.

Not underweight ? Men and women with bulimia are usually normal weight or slightly overweight. Being underweight while purging might indicate a purging type of anorexia.

Frequent fluctuations in weight ? Weight may fluctuate by 10 pounds or more due to alternating episodes of bingeing and purging.

Generally, symptoms of bulimia include:

Repeatedly eating large amounts of food in a short period of time (less than 2 hours).

Frequently getting rid of the calories you've eaten (purging) by making yourself vomit, fasting, exercising too much, or misusing laxatives, diuretics, ipecac syrup, or enemas. Misuse of these medicines can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Feeling a loss of control over how much you eat.

Having binge-purge cycles.

Feeling ashamed of overeating and very fearful of gaining weight.

Basing your self-esteem and value upon your body shape and weight.
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Can Someone Describe Symptoms Of Bulimia?

Postby Osred » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:30 am

Symptoms of bulimia include...

1) Going to the washroom directly after a soon after finishing a meal

2) loud retching noises from said washroom

3) A cleaned toilet or washroom after use

4) a reek of vomit, or freshly washed scent coming from the mouth of said bulimic
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