Your bulimia recovery
Tap here to read more about the bulimia recovery program

My online program and private recovery community has helped hundreds of women beat bulimia.
Click here to learn more

Beat bulimia using my online recovery program and private community. Hundreds of women who were just like you have done the same!

Click here to learn more Member Login

bulimia doing permanent damage to my body

by Shelby

I have been bulimic for about two and a half years. I am so worried I have done permanent damage to my body. I keep trying to quit but every time I go a few days somethings happens and I fall back into my binge and purge routine.

I have so many questions that I haven't been able to find the answers to:

Will my face swelling go down? And if so how long should that take after I completely stop purging?

Have I done permanent damage to my teeth?

Is it possible that i stretched my stomach, and if i did how can i shrink it back?

When you stopped did you gain very much weight?

Should I tell my mom what I am going through? I used to tell her everything, but this has changed our relationship so much. I feel like I lie to her and disappoint her all the time. If I plan on stopping and I know I can do it, is it worth hurting her like this? I know she would blame herself, and I don't want that. her sister was bulimic and now she is an alcoholic who is killing herself with her diseases. I just don't want her to think I will turn out like her sister.

Thank you so much in advance, I appreciate everything!

Return to Bulimia questions.



Article by Shaye Boddington
Author of
and creator of The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community

The Bulimia Recovery Program