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Old 05-21-2020, 01:02 PM   #1
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I inherited mental illnesses from my mother. The first episode I remember occurred when I was around 10, but I didnít know what it was. These continued, not knowing what they were, until I was diagnosed after a breakdown.
I have been somewhat of a binge eater since I was little girl. My mother always made it a point to make me aware of my weight and would put me on diets.
Beginning at around 4 or 5 my uncle began abusing me. I tried to tell my mother, but she always sent me to my room, telling me she was tired of hearing me cry.
Later in life it came to me that I was probably overeating to distract men.
About 20 years ago I began working out and lost a lot of weight, getting down to a size 4 and I felt great, but work began to take up more time and as months passed I started to decrease my workout days. Then stress took over and eating started again. Now I am about 100# overweight.
I was finally diagnosed with my MH illnesses in my early 30s and realized that my binge eating was related to both the abuse and MH issues.
I donít eat breakfast or lunch because Iím not hungry. I do eat a well balanced dinner, but later the cravings start. I know I should be eating better, that I shouldnít even buy junk food and exercise more.
I did start exercising last week and I thought once I started my bingeing would stop,. As I placed my grocery order I found myself ordering junk food. It seems easy to say ďjust donít buy itĒ, but I couldnít stop myself.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I have my doctorís appt in a few weeks and Iím pretty sure Iím heavier than last year.
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Dear shabur,

I am so sorry you are struggling. What you are going through is something I can definitely identify with from my own struggles with food. Wish I knew what to say that would help.

Sincerely yours, Yao Wen
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Hello, Shabur. My relationship with food and eating has at times been ... problematic.
Suggestion: If your situation permits, exploit your doctor's appointment to get a comprehensive (not basic) metabolic panel and have them explain to you all the results.
Personal Opinion: "Disordered eating" of various types ought not to be approached as a solely mental health issue. For example, if one is not hungry at times and then ravenous at other times, it is valuable to explore the metabolic, endocrinological (hormonal, chemical), circadian and other possible dimensions of what the person is experiencing.

I wish you success and health.
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