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Old 08-07-2004, 12:20 PM   #1  
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I went to my doctor to beg for some ideas of treating this binge eating problem. I really feel I have hit bottom, I hate to look at myself or even think of myself. Her solution? Quit eating like that. When I tried to explain, she suggested Slimfast. Are you kidding??? I was in tears by the time I left there and I don't know where else to look. It is so frustrating. I work full time and also go to grad school and I need to get this under control. I was doing very well until an old friend (with the same problem) came to town and we fell back into old habits, next thing you know I was eating chocolate frosting on crackers. It is humiliating and I am spiraling!
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:34 PM   #2  
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Queen - Unfortunately, there are many doctors out there who totally pooh-pooh the idea of eating disorders. A good answer to her: Would she tell an alcoholic to "just stop drinking so much?" I think not! (In her defense, though, training in eating disorders at medical school is practically non-existent.)

Three suggestions that might work for you:

1. Find a nutritionist who specializes in eating disorders. You can go to the American Dietetic Association's website at www.eatright.org for a good search engine.

2. Find a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. I found mine through the old-fashioned Yellow Pages method.

3. Go to www.oa.org and see if you can find an OA meeting in your area. Go to a few meetings and listen to the stories. You might identify, and it could certainly help.

Please come back and let us know what you decide!
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Old 08-07-2004, 12:58 PM   #3  
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Don't give up on yourself because your physician choose to ignore your request for help. I would have to agree with what the other person said about OA. It took me a long time before I got to the point where I realized that I am a compulsive overeater, so know I am working on recovering (slowly). I found OA supportive and just what I needed to get me starting on the road/path of a person who does not binge so much.

You are a work in progress and I can tell that because askng for help is the hardest thing.


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Welcome I wanttobequeen and Kanesha please feel free to join our weekly thread the more the merrier. Jenelle your awesome, all the right words girl!

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Iwannabequeen, I totally know how you feel. Let me tell you that I had binge eating disorder for a period of time. This was my typical day: breakfast: steamed buns. lunch: meat, sauce and 3-4 cups rice. snack: 20-30 cookies. dinner: burger or steak with LOTS of rice/potatoes. midnight snack: 2 cinnamon buns, and 1/2 box of POT of GOLD chocolates, or 1/2 tin of butter cookies or 3-4 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. CAN you imagine the pain I was in when I went to bed? My heart beat sooo fast, and my stomach...oh if I could only describe the pain I felt in my stomach. Then, one day, I found a website that's very much like this one. I found a weight loss buddy. She told me that I had binge eating disorder. I always knew it, but it was until she told me that I realized I had to change before I got heavier. After a while, I felt more in control, not having to worry every morning about what I'd do to my body during the course of the day. It's an incredible feeling of power. I hope this helped.

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