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How did you recover?

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BlueSofaPinkLamp Sat 18-Mar-17 17:01:29

I'm currently receiving counselling for recovery from bulimia and have done almost a year of cbt too, both which have helped but I still slip into old ways and every couple of weeks have a massive binge and spend all day binging/purging.

What was it for you that helped you to finally become free of your eating disorder, or at least to be in control of it?

I have stopped restricting myself as I know it worsens it, i find it so hard to know any binges will make me gain weight though as I can't put myself through the restriction to lose it again. My BMI is probably just over 20 so I'm not overweight but I have got so used to being slim and can't stand the thought of putting weight on. I do sometimes wonder if this is what is holding me back from getting past this last bit of recovery.

BlueChairs Tue 09-May-17 02:14:46

I didn't .. 7 years on

EMSMUM16 Sat 03-Jun-17 08:37:35

So sorry to hear you are struggling. I think maybe find a local support group that helps you see yourself as starting to recover or a good therapist?. I aporeciate its hard though. I expect the ED has such a hold on you that its hard to see yourself differently. You need to start to like/love yourself for who you are. Easier said than done for most of us but you are a worthy person who deserves a healthy life x

CaulkheadUpNorf Sun 04-Jun-17 07:39:36

Psychotherapy. Same therapist for 6 years.

StormyIsland Sun 16-Jul-17 11:33:27

CaulkheadUpNorf can I ask you if you went private with the psychotherapy and what type was it? Psychodynamic? Just in the process of trying to decide which road to take.

BlueSofaPinkLamp Sun 16-Jul-17 13:59:02

Seeing this has prompted me to reply again.

I'm pleased to say I've been purge free for just over 7 weeks now, I'm still not entirely there but I am in a much better place mentally. I've been seeing a new therapist who specialises in eating disorders so that has helped a lot. I've got a long way to go, as I am still abusing food at times and I do end up binging once a week/fortnight, but there is definitely progress!

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