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Confused in bulimia recovery

by Anonymous


I have been bulimic for 8 years . Recently started to recover but I'm going through hell with bloating, acne and wind... It seems so much easier to be bulimic.

I have been eating for 5 weeks and the syptoms are still on going will I ever get better?

Also will my periods return and when?


Shaye Says

Hi Kiera,

It can seem easier to just stay bulimic... I agree with you on that one... But, when you look at it in the scheme of 30, 40, 50 years... Recovery is by far the best option...

Even if it takes 1 year to get rid of the bloating, wind and acne (which it won't!) this is nothing in the scheme of a lifetime!

My bloating and wind was hell for the first 1-2 months. But, it did go away and... yours will too! It's just a matter of giving your body the time to heal.

Taking probiotics can help with the bloating... Have you tried them?

It's impossible for me to say when your periods will return. But, if you continue on this healthy road... it will happen. It's just a matter of that frustrating thing called time again!!

Try to be patient... remind yourself "Short term discomfort for long term gain" and say it to yourself whenever you're feeling disheartened!

Things will get better... Keep pushing on!

Bye for now,

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