Hello, could you help me please? I'm just wondering what can treat LPR? I think that is what's wrong with me but haven't had it confirmed because ENT dr wouldn't do any tests. My main problem is post nasal drip, I also have a hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and I regurgitate small amounts of food and water. I get frequent chest infections, bronchitis and im always breathless too. For the past 5 years I have been going without food for a day or so then binging on curries, pizza, chocolate, pepsi, coffee etc. I've had these problems about 2 and a half years. I'm so worried that I have caused permanent damage and that I going to be stuck like this forever. I hope not because I have my children to look after and I can't enjoy activities such as chasing them in the park because I get so breathless and dizzy. I know I need to eat regular food but I don't feel as though I deserve to. I feel really bad after binging on those foods cos now I realise what it's doing to my body but I can't seem to stop. If I'd have known along time ago that a bad diet could cause this many problems I wouldn't have done it.
Please, please help me! You are my only hope of getting better. The doctors don't listen, they aren't interested because im an NHS patient and I can't afford to go private. I don't want to be like this anymore. kind regards melissa (sorry if this is too much info but I forgot to mention I also have chronic constipation too) p.s. I'm also overweight I used to be 8 1/2 stone and after years of doing this I'm 13 stone and I'm only 5 foot 2.
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Hi I have had Bulimia for about 5 years but the side effects got so bad that I was forced to recover. Unfortunately,I feel I may have done some permanent damage to my stomach lining. I get bloated after eating pretty much anything and If I eat Garlic or other acidic food I feel really sick and after a few hours of severe pain will start vomiting. The remedy that has helped is drinking pure aloe vera juice and taking aloe vera supplements. This mainly relieved the stomach pains and bloating. My digestion has improved gradually. I found that essential fatty acids in oil form helped such as flax oil or fish oil, even olive oil. The ideal oil would be Udo's oil which is a combination of all these oils and more. Udo's oil is also anti inflammatory which was great. UIts usually in the fridge section in health food stores. There is alot of info about it on the net too.
Hi all of you! So glad this website exists! I am recovered form eating disorders (anorexia for about 1year and 6 months since I was 16, and following with bulimia for another maybe 7 years). During anorexia years didn't have my period for 9 months. My God.. And Thank God, only Gods miracle cured me. I am 29 in January 2011. And I am a female. Don't have children. Never took contraception (except for one week, couldn't stand anymore grrr side effects).
My question here is what ailments do you experience now (and you think might be a result of ED) and what is your lifestyle now and what do you do in order to stay healthy?
I am 'food friendly' for the past 3 years. Slowly but surely still trying to eat variety of foods and right amounts of it. I exercise, not hard though. The ailments I have that I think might be related to my previous ED: ovarian cyst (right ovary), receding gums, bowel issues. I am taking dong quai tincture, vitamin C, doing oil pulling. No alcohol, no smoking, no coffee. Please share whatever you think. And do you feel like you own your health and is there anything special you do about it? How do you keep the balance? I am thinking to get acupuncture treatments. Look forward to reading about all of you!! Thank you Earth Clinic!
I need help though i am getting better but there are times when i go on purgin period for months. I was fine for 8 months and then bulimia came back in september and till now i have not been able to stop. everyday i promise today i am going to stay healthy but when i go buy food i land up buying wrong stuff. I am vegetarian so i always buy noodles and lentils ( i find they are easy to throw up) but i am getting tired and lot of time i waste doing this, instead i could be studying. please help me. there are days when i only eat fruit like 10 grapes + 3 strawberries and half a banana. can someone tell me ways i give this up bulimic episode.
Hi. I was bulimic for awhile after I had my daughter. Guys, it's bad news. I only did it for like a month and a half, but in that short time, I got a real picture of how bad it is for you. It was about 4 months after I gave birth. I gained some weight. More than what I was use too. I was a skinny girl before I had a baby. It sounds cheesy, but after watching a documentary on Bulimic girls on Cable, instead of being discouraged. I decided to try it. I was extremely neurotic about my weight gain at this time.
Anyway, First off, it's difficult to throw up, or rather, make yourself throw up, when your body is not prepared too, in other words, if your not sick, or nauseous. It was difficult, it took me a good half an hour to bring, ANYTHING UP. It was so hard. Girls, I feel so sorry for you. It sucks!! After words, I felt guilty, and went through emotional changes, negative.
I also had heart palpitations. It was the scariest feeling. They stopped after I stopped purging. Please don't do it. I gradually lost the weight over time, and now I'm skinny again. Bulimia is not the answer.
Good Probiotics will help Bulimia: I have read that bulimia is a systemic fungal condition. I was a bulimic for more than 5 years and it was not until I started a health program that included probiotics that I was able to resist the compulsion. You should be on the phase one antifungal diet, (see the FAQs on the "Know the Cause" web site). You should also look at natural antifungals, ACV, neem, caprylic acid, etc. A good probiotic is essential, I like Natren, Now PB8, Nature's Way, and Garden of Life. Find the one that works for you and take it with a big glass of water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, immediately upon awaking . Give yourself as long as possible before you eat anything else or drink anything else. Take your shower, exercise whatever. I believe the connection to artificial sweeteners and bulimia to be true, and you must stop all of them. The only sweetener I trust is stevia, (I like the sweet leaf brand with inulin). I have seen other bulimics with almost pathogenic addictions to aspartame, (nutrasweet) and this makes sense to me. It is possible to change and resist the compusion. I ruined my teeth, and I regret every minute doing it, believe me when I say I know what you are going through. Glutamine, digestive enzymes, a good multiple vitamin and aloe vera taken internally would also be really important to consider taking.
Good Luck To All
I have suffered with bulimia for 15 years, I have kept this a secret from nearly everyone. It has only been recently that I have recognised the need for help and told my doctor. I do not believe in Western medicine for many reasons and choose a holistic route to my health.
I take iodine in the form of kelp tablets to assist with chronic fatigue, I also take 50mg of zinc and 1000mg of vit c per day. I drink 2 litres of water and try not to use sweeteners as they are so destructive. I use sea salt on my food to give me potassium, without the requisite levels of salt (not processed) in your system you cant absorb water, however much you drink.
My parter practises Bowen therapy and this has done wonders for me, and has made me really want to give my disgusting habit up. I also use a bioptron lamp on my neck twice a day to assist the damage done and to improve the functioning of my thyroid. Have yours tested as it is probably underactive; leading to more horrible symptoms. Rubbing sea salt into your scalp will help with hair loss and dry hair, as does treating your hair with olive oil (cold pressed) as a hair mask.
Finally eat lots of protein to help your system rebuild and stay away from white sugar, it is evil and poisons your system. I hope some of this helps.
During the early 80's I had an eating disorder. It was not to the point where I would throw up however I could eat a dozen donuts and then go out for pizza. It was like there was no shut off. Then I would fast and run and work out to undo the damage. One Thanksgiving I ran 11 miles in the pouring rain after dinner then went back in and ate half a pie.
I attended a health fair and there was a speaker there-a PHD specializing in anorexia and bulemia. I told her what was going on and she asked how much diet soda I drank a day. It was considerable amount. I drank it instead of eating after a binge. She told me to not use sacharrin again and the problem would go away. It affected the appetite she said.
So I stopped using saccharine and the problem cleared right up.
I was bulimic for ten years. I severly messed up my stomach and colon. I was taking mass amounts of laxatives and have been severly constipated. My solution is drinking 8-10 cups of water (works better than any prescribed laxative) and I eat flaxseed meal on my yogurt. I also have eliminated fats because it's the hardest thing to digest and i get violent muscle spasms after I eat it. I also eat no flour and sugar because I have a food addiction. I also have to excercise because it stimulates the colon and helps to relieve constipation. My only problem now is my chronic fatigue. I still am so weak some days- even after 2 1/2 years of not binging and purging and I don't know why I still so weak.
Bozeman, Mt, Us