On my post, ARE YOU ANOREXIC / BULIMIC / PRO ANA / PRO MIA ?, the following comment was posted yesterday:
i couldn't watch the whole thing.
i've been suffering from bulimia for over four years now and every time i have a stomach pain, i get scared. this video brought me to tears. no one understands that you don't choose to become bulimic.
it's a horrible disease i hope that one i can get help before i end up like that girl, because i too am just 94 pounds. god, this makes me wish i could get help before then so badly.
April 20, 2008 2:34 AM"
Anonymous, I am re-posting your comment here because the following responses were posted, which I'm afraid you might not have seen:
My heart breaks for you. Please call one of the hotlines below for help:
Bulimia/Anorexia Self Help Hotline: 800- 227-4785
Eating Disorders Hotline: 800- 448-4663
Anorexia Nervosa and Associate Disorders 847-831-3438
Youth Crisis Line: 800- HIT-HOME
Thursday's Child National Call Center for at Risk Youth: 800-USA-KIDS
Boys and girls Town National Hotline: 800- 448-3000
Kids Help Phone (Canada): 800-668-6868
The Eating Distress Helpline (Ireland):011-44-2600366
Referrals to Eating Disorder specialists (US and Canada) 800-736-3739
The National Mental Health Association Information Center: 800-969-NMHA
The phone numbers above are from the blog Weighing the Facts, which is a wonderful resource blog for those who are suffering from bulimia, anorexia, and other eating disorders. Please take a moment to read the very important and helpful posts there regarding bulimia.
There is also a great website called We Bite Back, and it has support and resource forums for those who are suffering from bulimia and other eating disorders. Please check it out here:
We Bite Back.
Much love to you, anonymous, and I hope you seek help immediately.
All the very best to you in your recovery,
April 20, 2008 11:12 AM"
Please reach out for help. Tell someone. If you are a minor, seek out a trusted adult and tell them.There are many resources to help you. Call one or more of the numbers Medusa has listed.
Here are some resources listed on my blog:
We Bite Back is an excellent site where you'll find so much support, information, and guidance. Please check it out, post, ask for help.
Here is the website for Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous:
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
The first step is to reach out. As hard as that may feel to you, it is key. Please do it.
I wish you all the best. If I can help in any way please let me know.
April 20, 2008 11:50 AM"
You would be welcome at We Bite Back. We all positively encourage one another towards recovery, sustained health and happiness. It is possible with the support of others.
On We Bite Back, we feel that by supporting one another and striving to live healthier for the sake of our friends we make online is a big part of the recovery process. We influence each other. We learn from each other.
Bulimia can be beaten. Sometimes we need help getting ourselves back on track and there's no shame in that. Food issues strike most people at some point in their lives. Strive to prolong the period of time between purges. When you slip up and purge again, count the time you went without a purge and work on beating your time. Each time, work harder to prolong the time since the last time you resorted in purging. Find better coping mechanisms for your negative emotions when they come up. Know what situations, people and thoughts trigger your behavioral patterns.
Make friends, even anonymously, who will be a positive influence in your struggle to beat this. That will make all the difference.
April 20, 2008 12:43 PM"
please, i would just like to join the others in urging you to seek recovery. i think that medusa's powerful blog can be a jumping point for you - allow it to push you into rebuilding your life!
i know you can do it. i believe that bulimia can be beaten. i wouldn't have said that myself even a year ago, but i truly believe in your recovery with all my heart.
please do join us at WeBiteBack.com - Muse's site is a thing of beauty and the support of the over two thousand wise, caring and totally understanding recovering individuals is indescribably valuable.
recovery IS real. the way you live can change.
there is hope and possibility.
i'm rachel, you are most welcome to email me at any time.
April 20, 2008 1:25 PM"
Anonymous, please call one of the hotline numbers listed above and join We Bite Back. You will receive all the support you need to recover and regain your health. Hugs to you.