Anorexia recovery laxative abuse

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Avatar n tn Dear Mikaelaroni, Edema, or rebound water retention, and alternating periods of dehydration are usually caused by dieting, vomiting, laxative or diuretic abuse. Often the edema is worst when a person initially ceases vomiting and laxatives abuse completely. Edema can be quite uncomfortable causing a person to return to their destructive behaviors. Your body is trying to seek it’s natural water balance. Patience is needed to get through this tough period.
1223598 tn?1289968459 Okay, this community has been helpful to me in my recovery, I am grateful for Zoe responding to my first question at the beginning of my recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia and Over exercising for 11 years. I am fighting strong this time, so far I am doing awesome. I have never come this far in my life, and i know i am going to make it this time. I am going to overcome it all.
Avatar f tn To be considered bulimia there needs to be bingeing episodes and compensatory behaviors, such as, vomiting, excessive exercise, laxative abuse, etc. The following is the DSM IV TR criteria for Bulimia Nervosa, purging and nonpurging type: Recurrent episodes of binge eating characterized by both: Eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g.
Avatar f tn What is the best way to help my body to recover from laxative dependency?
Avatar f tn Hi, i have suffered from ednos, eating disorder with periods of severe restriction, laxative abuse, cocaine abuse, and excessive exercising. i was in recovery for 3 years, but relapsed this year and lost about 50lbs in 3 months. For the last month i have been in recovery again.
Avatar n tn There is a way to stop laxative abuse. Even though it feels impossible, addictive and hard to adjust to the physical discomforts of letting go, I've seen numerous people let go of laxative use. Laxative abuse is noneffective as a weight loss method. Using laxatives only releases 12% of the calories you eat. The rest of the weight loss is from dehydration.
Avatar n tn ve been reading about all the symptoms of severe laxative abuse and is this severe bloating related to this being the end of the line for me with laxatives? I've had episodes where I had to eat a lot of tomato sauce because of the potassium to get my heart to calm down. Now, for the first time, after regular use of sennosides (Swiss Kriss), I can't hardly go no matter how many I take.
794656 tn?1237171629 Because laxatives work on the colon and not the stomach all but 12% of the calories ingested are excreted with laxative use. In addition, laxative abuse can cause dehydration, electrolyte imbalances (causing arrhythmias and heart attack), bloating, gas, severe abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. For more information on eating disorders, visit the bella vita website. Best, Dr.
6811971 tn?1385557755 These are just some tips I used to help me in my recovery. Always here for support. Remember, recovery is possible!
Avatar n tn I have body image issues and swing between food restriction, exercise bulimia, and laxative abuse. My lowest weight was 136 pounds in January. I've had hypothalmic amennorhea ( due to weight loss from July 07 through January 08. In addition I have suffered many medical problems over the past 6 months from constipation to heart valve disease, etc. I was restricted to 0-600 calories per day AFTER daily exerecising (1200 per day before activities).
2215229 tn?1339342648 s because of past trauma or self loathing and depression and you need to deal with that before even thinking of recovery. Recovery is impossible without tackling why you had the ED in the first place, what you were trying to use it to.cope with. Therapy. Very important.
Avatar n tn You will loose water and electrolytes, which can lead to cardiac arrest, arrhytmia and other severe problems that come with laxative abuse, like organ failure. Have fun in the ER. Never, ever abuse laxatives for weight loss.
766752 tn?1234946743 Hi there, Unfortunately, in recovery from anorexia it's not really uncommon to have these feelings, and physical symptoms. I know it makes it much, much harder, but it's just part of it. When one's body has been starved for so long, it has to "readjust" once it starts getting food again. It WILL pass though and when your body gets used to the idea of getting food, and learns to trust you again, this will not continue.
Avatar f tn First of, I tend to have bad eating habits. When I was younger I was dignosed with EDNOS, and then with anorexia. I would starve myself and purge what I did eat, and I would also abuse laxatives. Lately I have been having those problems again. I'm sure that all isn't helping my other problems. I am constinpated, all the time. Without laxatives, I maybe move my bowls once a week, sometimes longer.
918035 tn?1274644533 I myself have 15 years recovery from an Eating Disorder; not Anorexia, but I have spoken with many people who have longterm recovery from that as well. Over time, your symptoms will get less and less frequent and when you are in recovery if something upsets you you will think about restricting, but will have other tools to handle your feelings. I think it is very much important for you to receive treatment for your Anorexia because it is very very hard to do it on your own.