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Name: Kenadi7
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I'm scared my daughter has an eating disorder(Bulimia).I know shes not anorexic because i see her eating all the time,but every time after dinner she goes to the bathroom and is in there for a while. I might be imagining this disorder,but I don't want to take any chances.If she does have an eating disorder,and is making herself vomit everyday after dinner how much weight can I be expected to see her loose?
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Name: reximus | Date: Feb 22nd, 2008 11:01 AM
I have been bulimic for nearly a year now and often people with bulimia don't loose much weight and some even gain because you absorb calories from the food you eat before you vomit. Even though weight loss isn't one of the symptoms there are a thousand other things that make bulimia harmful like erosion of your teeth from stomach acid and even rupture of the stomach. Please don't let your daughter continue - it is nealry impossbile to stop once you try and it totally consumes your life - get her help asap! 

Name: sarahj | Date: Feb 25th, 2008 11:20 PM
It doesn't matter how much weight she looses, it will, sadly, never "be enough." Having an eating disorder is embarrassing, at least for me, so approach your daughter with a warm, open heart, and just voice your concerns. Let her know she can speak to you, or if she really doesn't fell comfortable, a shrink. Best of luck. 

Name: Jade50 | Date: Jul 23rd, 2008 1:47 AM
I am a 16 year old suffering from bulimia, Please talk to your daughter about this let her know you are there for her i only wish someone could have done the same for me before it started. 

Name: lucie_ann | Date: Jul 23rd, 2008 8:37 AM
yeah agree agree agree, most Bulimics can 'get away' without having the finger pointed at them (us) so soon as an 'average' weight is more than likely to be maintained.

as pointed out by others, approached it very very warm and softly. any accusation could just make ur daughter feel worse.
So mainly just let her know you are there for her, write her a note, have a girly night and mention it......all the best lucie 

Name: kay. | Date: Jul 24th, 2008 5:14 AM
If you really want to find out, you have to sit down with her and talk to her. I wish this was the case for me. I'm actually 17 years old, i was just looking around here for some stories of how this has affected other people's lives. If you sense that something like this is going on, please talk to her about it. It's no way to be, you may have to set up some sort of councelling or something - some treatment. There is something that has to have sparked this, divorce? parents dating? ..something. It's about control. 

Name: ineed2bskinny | Date: Aug 3rd, 2008 11:33 PM

Name: charlie - anorexic suffer | Date: Aug 4th, 2008 4:51 PM
hey kenadi
im a suffer from anorexia but when i begun i had the tendancy of a bulimic. these are very key signs tht ur daughter has an ED, get her to the doctors and get her help now. this is not a road i would wish anyone to take and the longer u leave it the harder it will be to turn it bk around, im almost 17 now and suffered well over a year my weigvht has dramatically dropped at the height of 5ft9 from 9 stone and a half to just over 7 and i know its a problem but dont want help. this is the mind set u should should not allow ur child to get into. she will damage everything her teeth, throat acid erosion to the inisde of her stomach can cause long term damage, so get her help now, even if she isnt bulimic its better to get her sorted out before she ends up like me. so please get her help as she could lose, if she vomits after every meal a day, 5 lbs a week atelast !! 

Name: laurajane | Date: Jan 11th, 2010 3:31 AM
im 15 i have bulimia.
First of all she might just not have bulimia
i suffered with anorexia before my bulimia and lost 42pounds.
The depressing thing about bulimia is that bulimics in their head says "its okay fresh start tomorrow" but with every fresh start there is always a fresh cake, so she might be trying to lose weight however she might not be able to stick to her "diet" so she thows up.
she might just not throw up in the bathroom, she will do it anywhere if she has to, i mean i have a purge bowl under my bed just incase.
the health risks: um well for me i have heart/chest pains, ive stopped breathing while trying to purge, weight loss/gain, puking blood also cold finger tips and pale skin. your daughter hates what she is doing its killing her inside she wants to stop but she cant please ask her if she wants help if she doesnt dont force her but whens she is ready she will need to go in a clinic
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Name: styna.ashlee | Date: Feb 12th, 2010 3:49 AM
she could easily go years at a normal weight. ive been bulimic for a long time, and only recently have i been losing a little more obvious amounts of weight. but weight loss isnt the biggest thing that you should worry about with this. If she keeps it up, her teeth will start chipping, her heart could become weak, self esteem, obsessions over calories and what shes going to eat next, or not eat next... im seventeen. i know what i do is wrong, and im sure she does too. However, throwing up every once in a while may not be a huge deal. She is a teenaged girl, and many of us go through something similar at one point or another. you just have to judge whether or not she can pull herself out of it, or if she wants to.. definitely keep an eye on it, and maybe talk to her indirectly about it, but try to keep the conversation open and dont put her on the defence- i hope everything works out for her. [3 

Name: hope-is-there | Date: Mar 5th, 2010 3:43 AM
I just want to say one thing: regardless of whether your beautiful, precious baby girl is noticeably losing weight, do NOT let it get to that point. Please for the sake of your little girl...talk to her. DONT confront her. DONT threaten her. DONT say or do anything that might make her feel like she is "dumb" for doing what she is doing. I am 19 years old and I have been bulimic for almost 3 years now and my mom did most of the things i just told you not to do. It's beyond your understanding of ''why?'' unless you are inflicted with this disease yourself. My mom finally gave up on me and the rest of my family and left us. She didnt say that my eating disorder was the cause of her actions but I cant help but to believe that the exasperation of having a child with a dreaded disease such as bulimia had something to do with it. Please figure it out before its to late. Let her know that there are thousands of other girls dealing with the same issue. DONT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY!!! 

Name: Yuna | Date: Mar 9th, 2010 4:51 PM
my mother used to bug me and my sister about loseing weight and she was really happy when my sister started to lose ALOT of weight but she didnt notice that my sister was bulimic until it was too late ur daughter might be bulimic another possiblty is that she take laxitives to lose weight 

Name: elizabeth121 | Date: Jun 11th, 2010 6:05 AM
You need to get control of your daughters eating disorder right now. A hospital that specializes in eating disorders, a counselor. Whatever you can do before you lose that child and it is too late 

Name: NotSoLuckyGirl | Date: Jun 30th, 2010 2:12 AM
You don't always lose weight with this disease. She may stay at her weight . Please talk to her, I had this disease for 30 years and wished my mom would have been there for me. I don't know what the answer is because i'm still searching but I know that if you ignore it she could be in my situation and you nore her want that. She needs you to listen and not judge be there for her. if this disease has her in it grasp it will be hard to let go. 

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