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Bulimia in pregnancy & beyond - help

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Clarebear83 Sun 23-Oct-16 23:44:05

Hi, I haven't posted here before but really in need of some help.

I've been on/off bulimic for 14 years, normal weight. I'm 7 months pregnant and have been binging/purging more regularly in last few weeks. It happens when I'm at home on my own, which has happened more recently as I'm working from home more often.

Going on mat leave in just over a month and I'm terrified about it taking over when I have all this time alone in house (or when it's me and baby).

I need to get help go get it under control - I can't fight it on my own any more. Am going to ask midwife who is mental health specialist but generally NHS support in my area is not very forthcoming. What else can I do? Any advice from fellow sufferers?

ilovemyCheebie Mon 24-Oct-16 00:00:39

Hello, I am not much help I understand very slightly. I have never been bullemic but during my pregnancy I would binge and binge and then force it back it up multiple times in a day an i didnt really know why!! I felt so bad for my LO growing within.

I'm really sorry you are going through this, brave of you to admit to it. Do you know what causes it? you are hinting that it may be boredom? You do need to seek a little more help from the NhS although I'm not sure what is available in that regards. Can you try and figure out when it is you are doing it? Bored or stressed whatever it is you need to pin point it and begin to practice self control. Reward yourself somehow when you Begin working on that self control. Look into the effects it is having on your LO within. Please try your hardest to change things.

The way I stopped during pregnancy was by going for a walk when i felt like i wanted to binge, i would move the money that I would have used to binge into my savings account and then go out for a walk down my local park. Did this until the day Ingave birth!

Good luck

ilovemyCheebie Mon 24-Oct-16 00:02:24

Sorry for awful writting, typing on my phone!

Clarebear83 Mon 24-Oct-16 23:25:22

Thanks for replying smile I am going to talk to my midwife tomorrow and have talked to a friend today. Fortunately I'm not doing it so often that it has too much physical effect, but I know even a tiny bit is still problematic. Good idea about having things to do when you want to binge & about the money incentive. I feel more positive today and confident that I will find ways to deal with this. Thanks again x

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