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Treatment of Bulimia: This Treatment Must be your first step - It saved me and can save you too...

I was terrified to get any treatment of bulimia... Bulimia had remained my deepest and darkest secret for nearly 12 years - and I wanted it to stay that way!

Getting treatment for bulimia would mean that I would have to open up...

I would have to talk about my urges to devour everything in sight... I would have to tell people that I stuck my head down the toilet at least 15 times a day to throw it all up. I would have to reveal the fact that I threw up constantly in my mouth and swallowed it again...

I would have to let people know that I was falling apart... That I wasn't the strong and confident girl I pretended to be.

I was terrified.

It was this fear that held me back for so many years... It was this fear that stopped me from getting any sort of treatment of bulimia when I was just a child.

It was this fear that kept me stuck in bulimia throughout high school and into university.

I thank God that I finally managed to overcome this fear and open up about my struggles with bulimia... I only wish I had done it sooner.

 

Talking About Bulimia Was My First Step To Recovery

For 12 years the battle of bulimia had ranged within my head. It was a battle I fought alone in the isolation of my mind...

It was scary... but most of all, it was lonely.

The first true step I made towards recovery was talking about my bulimia. It was a simple treatment of bulimia - but for me it was significant...

I talked about my bulimia to my uni counselor - Amanda - and she didn't think I was a freak! She thought I was a normal person who had a problem to overcome... For so long I had labeled myself a 'weirdo' and the fact that she disagreed with me was eye-opening!

I walked out of my counselors office that day feeling as though a weight had been lifted off my shoulders... And although I went straight to the canteen to buy binge food - in a strange way I felt hopeful...

Hope was something I had not felt in a long time.

I relate this hope to a seed. It had been planted - and with care and patience, it began to grow a new stem of self confidence. As time passed and I continued with persistence, the leaves of self belief began to unfold... It was just one year after this seed was planted that a beautiful flower of self love bloomed in the vibrant sunshine of my life :)

All of this stemmed from talking about my bulimia to somebody who had the knowledge to help me.

You can choose who to open up to about your bulimia - but choose carefully. Select somebody who is a good listener - somebody who would be a shoulder to cry on and give good advice...

Ideally it would be somebody who has beaten bulimia themselves or if it is an option for you, a bulimia counselor or therapist would be awesome...

I talked about my bulimia to a counselor as opening up to somebody I knew personally was not an option in my mind back then.

 

Take Your First Step Towards Bulimia Recovery...

I know that the thought of opening up about bulimia can send a shiver of panic down your spine... I used to feel exactly the same way...

I used to go out and get intentionally drunk, hoping to spill the beans about my bulimia and get help...

10 vodkas later, I was still far too terrified to talk.

As I said before - it took me 12 years to finally share my secret...

Please don't wait as long as I did before you get help. If you have already waited that long - please don't wait another day.

Life is so beautiful on the other side of bulimia - and from somebody who has 'been there done that' I can promise you that sharing your secret is worth it a million times over!

If you just can't bring yourself to talk to somebody you know, or if counseling isn't an option right now... The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community has been a great solution for a lot of girls...

Even sharing your story online could be a great starting point.

My advice to you is just to begin talking about your experiences with bulimia, your hopes and your fears... Talking is the first step to releasing some of the shame that I know you feel...

Opening up is a simple treatment of bulimia - but it's a key stepping stone to that healthy and happy life that I know you want and deserve!

Remember - I was in exactly the same position as you're in right now... Talking helped me escape - and it will help you too.

 

 

Article by Shaye Boddington
Author of your-bulimia-recovery.com
and creator of The Bulimia Recovery Program and Community


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