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Hey all,
I just want to know had anyone had WLS who was battling with binge eating disorder before hand?

I feel quite sad, I’m just off the phone with my surgery psychologist (who was lovely) but she wants me to hold off booking the surgery for a couple of months until I get my BED under control. I understand where she’s coming from but it’s just another hurdle to jump :( thank you!

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I'm not sure if I have binge eating disorder, but I ate an awful lot at night. That seems silly to put off approving you. You will definitely not be able to binge ear afterwards.

I Hope you get approved soon!

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I guess they're just afraid you might binge eat after surgery and cause your stitches to open up. I had my surgery 2 weeks ago and I don't feel full at all. Apparently the nerves in my stomach just haven't healed yet so I can't feel food. It's hard because I have to stop myself at a certain amount even though I still want to eat more. With BED that might be dangerous I think. Anyway, I hope this works out and you have your surgery soon! I wish you all the best! ☺️

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Do you have a counselor or therapist that you see for your binge-eating disorder? Having someone to work with you on the mental-health side of your journey is going to be extremely important for your success. The surgery will put limits in physically which will help with the over-eating mentality to a degree, but it's also important to approach the psychological aspect of this journey and may be what your surgery psychologist is worried about.

Edited by ItsABearDance

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I think if one has unresolved eating disorders they should be addressed prior to surgery. I was anorexic and purged, but never binged. But that was 20 years ago. I did mention it to my surgeon and their therapist, but they didn't seem concerned at this point. Your binge eating seems to be recent. It is sad to delay the surgery, but you'll be glad to get things under control.

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I feel for you on the delay, but it seems like you have a great medical team who wants to make sure that you are successful on your journey.

Wishing you the best.

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Thank you so much to you all for coming back to me <3 it really means a lot! I actually do pay private for eating disorder therapy so I am actively trying to resolve the problem, it’s just so hard - I’m so tired of fighting the BED demon but I understand that I need it better under control before I have the surgery. I’m sure you all know what it’s like I’m so impatient to have it but please god in 2 months time when they re-access me I can work from there!
Thank you all again x

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I was never formally diagnosed because I never openly discussed my issues with food and didn't disclose that issue to the surgical psychologist. But when I had the surgery, it basically immediately resolved... because you vomit your brains out and physically can't binge eat anymore. The desire was there for a short time, but then I had unrelated complications and dumping from other things and knew if I binge ate I would be in so much horrific pain that the desire to do so was suppressed.

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