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Bulimia is triggered by a trauma
Member Name: hebz
Date: 20/11/02, updated on 20/11/02 (70 review reads)
Disadvantages: it makes you seriously ill, it can leave you scarred for life, it is a very misunderstood illness
It is my belief that Bulimia is often the result of a serious trauma or problem in your life, this was the case for me and other people I know to have the same problem have also agreed. People often think that this disorder is a clear cut issue over weight but often the problem is rooted much deeper and is not so easy to solve. For instance my Bulimia started after I was raped and sexually abused at the age of 10. Bulimia was my escape, I would binge to forget my problems for a brief moment I would feel good but when I saw how much I'd eaten I would feel guilt and remorse and a total disgust for myself and what I had done to myself the only way I felt i could rid myself of these feelings was purging unfortunately this created more guilt which eventually lead to self harming, sadly self harming is related to many eating disorders. Although I cannot speak for others this illness because that is what it is lead me completely out of control, although I had believed I was in controlI found that I could not stop myself and that deep down in a way I didn't even want to stop! Contrary to many peoples beliefs it is not an attention seeking illness,( my family still don't know even though I suffered for six years ) in fact it is often a guilt ridden illness and one reason why people are so afraid to face up to this illness is because of the attitude of many nonsufferers who humiliate the suffers with their lack of understanding and disgust for an illness they have never suffered from. Although I suffered for six years I am now recovered but this only happened after I faced up to the underlieing cause of my illness, being raped, and until a suffer can understand the underlying cause of their illness and face up to it they cannot recover. Iwish every suffer the best of luck in recovery and want to say stay strong and believe in yourself because it can be done.