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    Binge eating

    #EatingDisorders

    A severe and life-threatening disorder, Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive food consumption. A recent but important addition to the officially recognised list of disorders, binge eating is capable of immense harm to the body and mind.

    Basics of Binge Eating:

    Warning Signs:

    Binge eating is an insidious disorder, it gradually develops over a period of time. Be wary of these warning signs:

    -Stealing or hoarding of food in strange places

    -Withdrawing from friends and usual activities

    -Going on-and-off on diets

    -Uncomfortable while eating around others

    Symptoms:

    Binge eating directly impacts your physiology and psychology, it comes with a plethora of symptoms. They include

    -Fluctuations of weight, both increase and decrease.

    -Stomach cramps

    -Constipation

    -Acid Reflux

    -Difficulty in concentration

    Consequences:

    The prominent health risks associated with Binge Eating Disorder are clinical obesity, weight stigma and weight cycling. Yo-yo dieting is common among those with BED. Not all people who are clinically obese have BED, but two-thirds of people with BED are clinically obese. Similarly, while most people with BED have higher-than-average weight, it can be diagnosed at any weight.

    More severe cases of BED lead to Bulimia Nervosa: a life-threatening eating disorder involving cycles of binge eating and behaviors like self-induced vomiting.

    You can refer to this:

    resiliens.com/resilify/program/overcoming-disordered-eating

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    Potential signs of an Eating disorder

    #EatingDisorders

    Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) most commonly emerge during adolescence or young adulthood and disproportionately impact females. These illnesses often linger, so it is not rare for them to persist into a woman’s reproductive years. When they do, they can impact the health of the baby as well as the mother, so it is critical to understand the interactions between pregnancy and an eating disorder.

    Research on the incidence of eating disorders during pregnancy (and in general) is limited. In addition to a relative lack of studies, the results of the studies we do have may be skewed by the reluctance of many women who are pregnant to admit they have an eating disorder. Some estimates indicate that—if subthreshold disorders are included—eating disorders may affect between 5 to 8 percent of women during pregnancy.

    One study conducted in Norway found that one out of 21 women had an eating disorder while pregnant, with binge eating disorder being the most prevalent.

    You can refer to this:

    resiliens.com/resilify/program/overcoming-disordered-eating

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    Is it wrong to feel bitter?

    Lately I’ve been noticing that I’m so angry, I don’t feel listened to and when I do speak up things get so trivialized. I had an older emergency room visit summary pop up in my email and I read the notes and it’s not at all what was happening at that time. That actively hurts my records , my case , even seeing new doctors that look and come to the conclusion that I’m just being dramatic. I’m tired of explaining the same issues over and over again to people who don’t care to actually listen. I’ve had three different doctors (3 different therapist/ 3 different psychiatrist) since 2020 when this situation started , I explained so many times that I was fearful my panic attacks would take over my life and I was very much dismissed. I wasn’t diagnosed with PTSD til 2020 because of false information given to my doctors as a minor (when I first started having panic attacks) by my other abusive parent. I was given a therapist to help work through the anxiety I was feeling only to have her dismissed by my mother after the third meeting. I always wonder if I was able to get the proper care back then if I would even be in this situation, if all the abusive and trauma that I had went through then was disclosed when asked I might have gotten the proper diagnosis. It’s so frustrating and I can feel myself getting angrier as the days go by, as more issues are found and the more my disorders get dismissed. I’m losing myself in the fear and anger that is my life now and I hate it. #Anxiety #Agoraphobia #PTSD #BingeEatingDisorder #PanicAttacks #ChronicDepression #tired #MentalHealth #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder

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    Drowning.

    I feel alone. I’m not too sure what to do anymore, I keep trying just for the world to show me how insignificant I am.

    I have severe mental disorders, I’ve stopped being able to care for myself , I’m terrified to leave my home. I have panic attacks regularly and feel like I’m being suffocated with all the grief and hopelessness I feel. This has been going on at this severity for two years now, I’ve reached out for help so many times. Had to try to work from home and was not stable enough to keep that up. I have a disability trial going , with a judge that does not believe that I’m severe enough to be disabled , even with a massive paper trail of proof that this is getting worse and in a hurry. I’ve worked all my life up until this point just to have a complete mental breakdown and be abandoned by my family and friends. I’m scared , I don’t want to keep living like this, I’m struggling to get assistance I’ve called every number there is to call and it’s another dead end. I was almost evicted last week, and it has made me spiral yet again. All the hard work I’ve put in, to be nearly evicted due to a almost tripled electric bill that isn’t high from my violation. It’s hard to talk about with anyone , it’s embarrassing and people don’t understand what it’s like to have your mind torture you. It’s always I’m too young , get a hobby , take a walk. I haven’t been out of my house in months, I haven’t been to a grocery store in a year. My very dedicated fiancé has taken very good care of me and has helped in any way he can, but when is his break? He didn’t ask for this. I feel like I’m making everything worse for everyone , I use to be so capable and now I can’t even recognize myself in the mirror. I don’t know why I chose to post this , I’m not sure any will see it but I just needed even just a second to get it off my chest. #ChronicDepression #MentalHealth #Agoraphobia #PanicAttacks #CPTSD #BingeEatingDisorder

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    Escaping dark corners of the mind

    What do you do when you need to escape from life? To keep your mind from going to dark places? I would welcome suggestions for hobbies.

    #question #Depression #Anxiety #Trauma #BingeEatingDisorder #ADHD

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    I don't think I can make a dent in progress toward recovery unless I go to residential treatment. #BingeEatingDisorder #PTSD

    I doubt I'll make any good choices staying where I am, outpatient, only going to dietitians and therapy 2-3 times a month. I'll just keep bingeing, spending money recklessly, and get bigger and bigger. My quality of life isn't all that good right now. Maybe it's time. But I don't hear many stories about people's experiences in residential with BED. Also, what if I'm laughed at and told that even binge eating disorder patients don't get as heavy as I am and I should go away? Eating disorders always make one question if they're sick enough.

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    My Scale Gave Up the Ghost

    180 pounds it watched me lose. Over years of time. And the last week it’s been funky. Giving me added 20 pounds to my weight overnight. Tonight the scale have me 3 vastly different numbers in a single time frame. 30 pounds difference. So now I’m giving it a Viking funeral…. Jk lol I can’t it’s glass. But I do need to finally replace it. And I’m broke so this’ll be… frustrating.

    #BingeEatingDisorder #CPTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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    Who the hell buys 20 chocolate bars???? Yesterday I bought one and I remembered there being tons of them. Like they had just be restocked! Today? None! All out! Who the hell can eat 20 chocolate bars???? I buy those bars because of the amount/calorie ratio. I don’t keep them in the house because I’m a recovered binge eater. Thid works well for me. So when someone buy ALL of them when my Walmart can’t even keep food on the shelf to begin with???? 😡 excuse me I’m going to go throw a tantrum. I’m pmsing, I’m pissed, and I’m not sorry damn it! I’ve had a week from hell! I would just like ONE thing to go my way! ONE!

    #CPTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #BingeEatingDisorder #WomensHealth

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    Tips for Beating BED

    Or in other words things I changed to beat my own Binge Eating Disorder.

    1. I stopped buying food in plural servings that I like. So yes a lot of my food is designed for kids lunches lol. But it works really well.
    2. If I can’t control myself around something I keep it out of the house period and buy a single serving from time to time.
    3. Counting calories so I know exactly how much I’m eating.
    4. Understanding my brain is trained to eat a certain way and binging is a separate issue from healthy eating best dealt with alone.
    5. Time. I schedule my eating periods with a particular gap of 3 hours between them.
    6. Keepin busy. I have to do something besides sitting in front of the tv. That’s a proven way to end up binging. Like video games, reading, writing, music, and crafts… I also smoke 😬
    7. Make sure other in your home understand the seriousness of your condition. It’s hard to stay devoted to recovery if you’re constantly asked if you’d like to partake in their bad habits.
    8. Make sure others in your home understand your grocery rules and support them by not buying things for themselves that would be hard for you.
    9. Go to therapy and work your issues that got you here!

    That’s all I got folks! :)

    #BingeEatingDisorder

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    Half my size

    So bought some new clothes today and got my eye brows waxed. Also I guy checked me out. :)

    Also saw my psychiatrist who interrogated me due to my past with anorexia. After anorexia I had binge eating disorder and became 280 pounds. Now I’m skinny mini. Wasn’t fun though. Was irritating. Told her I was going back to therapy. The therapist does EMDR and since 15 years of therapy have failed me she’s hoping EMDR will help.

    To be fair 15 years of therapy I didn’t know I had CPTSD so… perhaps we weren’t working on the right things. Also therapist vary WIDELY in value. You know what I mean.

    #PTSD #CPTSD #Trauma #Abuse #AnorexiaNervosa #BingeEatingDisorder #emdr

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