Patient Comments: Binge Eating Disorder - Personal Experience

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Comment from: Venus fly trap, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

Binge eating disorder has been a lifelong battle. People would never guess I have this issue. Currently I am in a bad cycle, and considering getting help. It’s just so weird how the binge creeps up on me. It pops up out of nowhere, suddenly starts, and then out of control. Then I feel yucky, uncomfortable, bloated, disappointed, and then cravings are completely gone for a while. But it’s taking its toll. I am older now. Exercise is not as easy or intense. It’s dragging me down. I am hoping tomorrow will be better.

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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