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#1 2020-06-13 01:41:52

gregfritz
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Registered: 2020-06-12
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Can someone go from one extreme to the other?

A friend of mine often goes from starving herself to overeating. She does this on and off and never really sticks to a normal diet. She is either eating next to nothing or way too much and it is for days, sometimes weeks at a time. Can an eating disorder do this to someone?

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#2 2020-06-22 04:12:08

deepdivine42
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Re: Can someone go from one extreme to the other?

Yes, this can happen. If the eating disorder is not severe enough to keep them stuck in a position of starvation or overeating, they often develop a mental and emotional patterns of abusive behavior based on their eating patterns. They will overheat and then punish themselves by starving.

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#3 2020-06-26 01:05:49

lazytuesdays
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Registered: 2020-06-26
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Re: Can someone go from one extreme to the other?

deepdivine is spot on. My wife is this way when she is in public. She hardly eats but when we are at home, she can eat as much as me. She is not struggling with a weight problem but she is considered overweight and it bothers her. I love her just the same but this kind of behavior doesn't help her feel better.

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#4 2020-07-01 23:17:38

gregfritz
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Re: Can someone go from one extreme to the other?

deepdivine42 wrote:

Yes, this can happen. If the eating disorder is not severe enough to keep them stuck in a position of starvation or overeating, they often develop a mental and emotional patterns of abusive behavior based on their eating patterns. They will overheat and then punish themselves by starving.

Okay this makes sense. I just wasn't sure because no one ever really mentions this or talks about it but it seems like this kind of behavior is likely the most common when it comes to eating disorders.

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