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|09-01-2011, 03:47 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: clarkston mi
I am so amazed at how much i am seeing alcoholism with an ED, I guess I am not so weird after all.
I became bulimic at 20 when i was attending musical theater school. I don't have a ballerina body and that is a no no. I remember the first time I puked after a meal. I felt oddly pathetic and mischievous at the same time.
Anyway, it was an issue for a long time. I felt so exhausted after puking (or sometimes working out for 4 hours) .But I went to a hypnotherapist and my bulimia improved almost immediately. My drinking, however, got way worse.
So here I am 28, and realizing my coping methods need some major work. I have been good about booze but I am noticing I am completely obsessed with my body again.
What the hell.
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|09-02-2011, 05:50 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: All over the place
I think I read recently that they are finding that about 1/3 to 1/2 of people with eating disorders also struggle with substance abuse. I don't think you are alone at all.
I struggle with many "issues" the main one being food (I have covered all sides of the spectrum). About 1.5 years ago I walked into my first 12 step meeting after 9 years of working on my eating disorder with the help of individual therapy, group therapy, an dietitian and body work. I feel it is such a compliment to my recovery from my eating disorder (for me it is the Al-anon side of the coin, but I attend some open AA meetings).
Their is an author by the name of Jenni Schafer that I have just started reading and she has found the same things.
I think what I am trying to say (and not very eloquently) is that when you are working on recovery their are a number of options on how to get there and I know for me I have had to attack it from many angles and sides.
|09-02-2011, 11:57 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Here @ SR.
I just want to Welcome you here to the ED Forum of SR. I'm glad that you've found us & I hope that you will continue to come here to share your journey with us & let us share our journey with you.
Acceptance is key to my Serenity.
|09-03-2011, 07:05 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Colorado, USA
LifeRecovery, I echo what you've said, and you said it well about, not being alone at all and many roads to recovery.
Thanks for the info about the author.
BC, your awareness of your issues is a big step in the right direction; never give up, keep coming back. Best wishes to you...
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