Patient Comments: Binge Eating Disorder - Personal Experience

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Comment from: littlefox, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I have had a binge eating disorder since I was 8 years old. When I was 11 I got so tired of people making fun of me being overweight I starved myself. Throughout the last 20 years, I have gone back and forth between binge eating and starving myself, and once I allowed my weight to get too out of hand. All of this changed about 3 years ago. I got into a serious relationship and started binge eating and couldn't stop I am now at least 30 lb. overweight and my binge eating disorder is out of control.

Comment from: ARuvon, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

After my father passed away the depression became so overwhelming that I turned to binge eating to help ease some of the mental pain. I would eat until I was physically sick, then I didn't think about my dad being gone. I did this for 6 months, until I had finally had enough. It added more guilt and depression and I finally told my physician who has continued to help me. I still have bad days, and have binged a few times, but not nearly as much as I did during those 6 months.

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