Do you think I have bulimia or anorexia?

well I am 13… and this been going on for 2 months people say I have got thin and I really dont think I did… people say I am at normal weight. I us to be like 124 pounds but I think I lost weight. well anyway lets start with I hate the way I look! my sister always call me fat because she is skinny then me. but I see myself in the morrow and I hate what I see I see myself as huge… so know I exercise a lot I dont eat if I do eat I eat a meal a day and then I make myself throw up. and after that I exercise like I do 100 or more sit- up’s… everyday I do exercise and almost everyday I do 100 sit- up’s… I always looking at the calories and I eat like 350 calories a day! people is starting to say I have an eating disorder and I really think I dont but if you think I do do I have bulima or anorexia???

Answer #1

you cannot have BOTH anorexia and bulimia!

the criteria for diagnosing anorexia nervosa is:

Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (e.g., weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected).

Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.

The absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles (amenorrhea) in women who have had their first menstrual period but have not yet gone through menopause (postmenarcheal, premenopausal females).

Furthermore, the DSM-I’ve-TR specifies two subtypes:

RESTRICTING TYPE: during the current episode of anorexia nervosa, the person has not regularly engaged in binge-eating or purging behavior (that is, self-induced vomiting, over-exercise or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas)

BINGE-EATING TYPE: during the current episode of anorexia nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in binge-eating OR purging behavior (that is, self-induced vomiting, over-exercise or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas).

The binge-eating type is often confused with Bulimia, however in Bulimia the person is not usually underweight.

This is the criteria for diagnosing Bulimia Nervosa:

Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following: Eating, in a fixed period of time, an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat under similar circumstances.

A lack of control over eating during the episode: a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating.

Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior to prevent weight gain, such as: self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or other medications; fasting; excessive exercise.

Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight.

These symptoms occur at least twice a week on average and persist for at least 3 months. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of Anorexia Nervosa.[4]

There are two sub-types of Bulimia Nervosa: purging and non-purging.

Purging Type: the patient uses self-induced vomiting (which may include use of emetics such as syrup of ipecac) and other ways to rapidly remove food from the body before it can be digested, such as laxatives, diuretics, and enemas. Non-purging Type: occurring in approximately 6%-8% of cases, in which the patient uses excessive exercise or fasting after a binge to offset the caloric intake after eating. Purging-type bulimics may also exercise or fast, but as a secondary form of weight control.

So the difference between them is that you can binge-eat and vomit during Anorexia but you have to be underweight, whereas in Bulimia you are not. However you cannot be diagnosed or for that matter actually have both AT THE SAME TIME. You can swap from one to the other but you cannot have them both at the same time.

From what you have written, I would assume you are heading towards having Anorexia because the amount you’re eating is definitly too little! Hope I helped at least a bit :)

Answer #2

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Answer #3

that can come later, I use to be anorexic then I went bulemic and now I have binge eating disprder> I binge 6 times a week for 24 hours a day and my life is hell! I weigh more then what I did befor all of this. It hell and you dont want it to go any further then it already has!!

get help befor you get worse

Answer #4

honey… the human body needs WAY more than 350 calories a day… your hurting your body… you are going through a growing process let your body be how it wants too be but.. not 200 pounds… but if you 13 and you weigh 124 and you at least 4’11 your perfectly fine…

Answer #5

ummm. I think you do have a eating disorder and you deffinatlly have bulimia because thats when you make your self throw up but anorexia is when you starve yourselfff.

Answer #6

you should eat 2000 cals a day not 350 you are anorexic because that is when you dont eat enough to support yourself

Answer #7

It’s a bit of both, to me.. You should listen to what the others are typing here, they seem to know what they’re saying.

Answer #8

it’s bulimia AND anorexia. you don’t eat a lot BUT you throw it up. that’s bulimia/anorexia nervosa

Answer #9

ya your definitly anorexic and bulemic! girl you must must must get some help soon. IM 17 and have being dealing with eating disorders for 3 years now and let me tell you life just gets worse! you think it wil cure everything but it doesnt and all you think about is food. Your so young to throw your life away, being the way you are makes normal life impossible! you cant date guys or eat normally with your family. Eventually you cant cocentrate on school and you loose all your friends. being 124 pounds is so tiny and you need to relise that your weight doesnt matter. to add to this your going to get very very sick. by throwing up your going to ruin your somach, teeth, intestines. then your going to perminitly damage your metabolism and eventually die. I lknow you dont want this so please get some help and eat.

Answer #10

so you definately have bulimia nervosa… but it seems you have the early signs of Anorexia Nervosa too… thats not good… those diseases kill you… any health class at school will tell you that… if you have health class in 8th grade this year then you will learn all about it… and girl you are beautiful the way you are nomatter what… im bigger then you ok… so take it from someone who knows from expierience what it actually feels like to be overweight… and I dont even do that kind of stuff… you are probably georgious and you shouldnt ruin your body like that…

Answer #11

you may not have just one or the other. you may be classed as someone who has EDNOS or eating disorder nervosa. its basically someone who desplays bulimic and anorexic behavours both together. You should talk to your doctr because the longer you keep queit about it, the harder recovery is.if you need any advce on anything at all, message me. I’ve been bulimic for 3 years but I’ve been struggling with eating disorders since I was 13, im slowly getting on the path to recovery through a lot of help.

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