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Bulimia Support Groups - Share your fears and frustrations, Express your hopes and dreams, Tell your stories of bulimia

In my darkest days of bulimia I remember frantically searching online for bulimia support groups. I felt like my world was falling apart and I needed somebody to talk to. I was too ashamed to talk to anyone in person - so I thought online was my only option...

I remember one night finding some forums... They weren't exactly bulimia support groups - I think they were just health and fitness... But I was desperate and I typed my heart out... I shared my story and was desperate for understanding replies... The response I got frustrated me:

And so on....

Nobody really understood me. They didn't get it. Yes, they tried to help - but because they had not themselves experienced bulimia - their words did more harm than good.

I remember thinking that night... If ever I recover from this, I'm going to create eating disorder support groups where people can discuss their bulimia. Where people can ask questions and get real advice. Where people can vent frustrations and get genuine sympathy. Where people can express hopes and dreams for the future and be truly understood...

And guess what... I did recover from bulimia... and I did create bulimia support groups so that people - who are suffering just as I was - don't feel so alone.

 

Here's how this bulimia support group works...

Below you'll find a form where you can:

For example, if you're suffering from severe bulimia bloating - and want to know how long it lasts... Ask away - I am sure that many people have been where you are right now.

Or...

For example, Share how your relationship with your partner is being affected by your bulimia. You could ask for advice on how to deal with this from people who have been there before you.

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What you write will appear at the bottom of this page

I will always comment on what you've shared and offer any support I can.

Other visitors to my site will also share their support, thoughts, advice and experiences with you.

 

The comments and feedback you get will make you realize that you're not alone in this struggle. Please also pay it forward and support others who have asked for support below...

 

UPDATE as of Jan 2012

As The Bulimia Recovery Progam has grown, I just don't have the time to make sure this support group is a safe and helpful place. If you feel like you would benefit from some support, please consider joining The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community. I'd love to see you there!

 

Support Messages Left By Other Visitors...

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Where to start with bulimia recovery? 
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How do I start to get better from bulimia? 
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I never knew my lonleyness was a cause of bulimia. 
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My Wife is bulimic 
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Sometimes I feel like just going back to Bulumia. Any tips to overcome? 
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How do I stop being bulimic... 
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How to Reverse the Hormonal Effects of Bulimia? 
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Could this be bulimia? 
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Night Time Eating and bulimia 
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Any Asian singaporeans? 
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Bloating is making me lose hope .... 
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Need Help Abroad 
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Looking for excuses for bulimia? 
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Can I get over this? 
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I constantly think about food, even when I'm full! 
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i feel completely lost and this bloating is making me worse off =( 
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Period delayed in bulimia recovery 
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Recovery friend :( 
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2/3 of My Life Wasted 
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yes yes YES 
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Am I going to recover? 
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i want to get better i just dont know how..? help? 
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HY 
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I feel helpless and hopeless 
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I want to be me... 
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Dealing with Dual Diagnosis...One goes, the others stay 
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Bulimia Bloating *IS* Temporary 
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Hit 40, only suffer from bulimia when hubby is out of town.  
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How Do We Learn To Love Ourselves? 
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Support for the lads please! 
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Those days, or weeks when... 
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MY PERSONAL ADVICE ON BULIMIA BLOATING 
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depressed. bulemia bloat and weight gain 
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Struggling not to go back to bulimia after 3 years!!! 
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2 days In bulimia recovery 
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day 1 of bulimia recovery 
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I am an Asian Suffering / haunted by Bulimia 
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Swollen eyes 
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Meals others cook, going out to eat, RECIPES And, force feeding! 
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Bulimia - self abuse and self worth 
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Still working hard at bulimia recovery 
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Frustrated and grasping for a ED free life 
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Hating my body, the fuel for Bulimia 
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Meal plans and counting calories during bulimia recovery 
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Bulimia support group - an amazing gift 
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helpless with bulimia 
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this is amazing! 
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I want to stop more than ever but feel I cant! 
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