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2 hours ago, Healthy_life said:

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is a serious disorder that involves a recurring pattern of binge eating followed by dangerous compensatory behaviors in an effort to counteract or “undo” the calories consumed during the binge. People with bulimia often feel trapped in this cycle of dysregulated eating, and there is a risk for major medical consequences associated with bulimic behaviors. Research has provided varying results but conservative estimates regarding bulimia indicate that about 1.5% of women and .5% of men will have bulimia at some point in their lifetime. In certain populations, prevalence rates are much higher, such as on college campuses where up to 20% of college-age females endorse symptoms of bulimia.

Diagnostic criteria for Bulimia Nervosa (from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-V)

  1. Recurrent episodes of binge eating
  2. Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behaviors (such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, fasting, or excessive exercise) in order to prevent weight gain
  3. The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur, on average, at least 1x/week for 3 months.
  4. Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight.
  5. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa


I know what it is but what i'm experiencing, bulimia, is the closest thing to the description.

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On 12/19/2018 at 16:37, Krizwilliams said:

I have had all kinds of tests done by a GI surgeon. He's the one that suggested bulimia.

Sorry, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Sounds like he’s trying to pawn you off bc he can’t get to the bottom of what’s wrong

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Honestly, I don't think you should tell people that you have bulimia. Just because your body is so nauseous after you eat that you vomit, does not mean that you have bulimia. It's more likely severe GERD or something like that. If you aren't doing it on purpose, you can't classify it as bulimia.

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42 minutes ago, Krizwilliams said:

I know what it is but what i'm experiencing, bulimia, is the closest thing to the description.

You will need to be diagnosed as Bulimic by a mental health professional. It's not in your GI surgeon's field to diagnose an eating disorder.

Either way, This is about your health. It wouldn't hurt to get a second opinion to see if there is a medical reason or have a mental health specialist diagnose an eating disorder.

Wish you the best in resolving this

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I have to agree with the folks saying this probably isn't Bulimia, more like a possible butthole Dr. It's the classic move. When in doubt, blame the patient!

Your Dr is trying to say nothing physically wrong with you. It's ALL in your head. Not surgery related. You are doing this to yourself.

Do you really think that is true?

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So @ Krizwilluams, did you get your allergy test for foods done, or is it still in the booking stage?

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