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Binge Eating Disorder Help.

  • 19-03-2019 10:35pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ DisneyLover


    Hi guys.

    I have no clue where to go for my ED. I had a therapist and he was no help with my ED. Im 26 and want this sorted.

    Options:

    CBT

    John of Gots outpatient programme.


    What does anyone recommend ? I actually have no clue where to go.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,045 ✭✭✭ Bunny Colvin


    Going to your GP would be the best option.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,450 ✭✭✭✭ Alf Veedersane


    Second going to the GP for referral.

    As someone who has been down that road, the HSE actually look after you pretty quickly.

    CBT is very helpful but, and they even advised this themselves...it is important that you feel someway comfortable with the therapist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ Murt10




  • Registered Users Posts: 3 cantstopeating


    Hi guys.

    I have no clue where to go for my ED. I had a therapist and he was no help with my ED. Im 26 and want this sorted.

    Options:

    CBT

    John of Gots outpatient programme.


    What does anyone recommend ? I actually have no clue where to go.
    Did you go to your GP? If so hope it worked out well for you.

    I'm in the same boat and feel a bit in despair. I'm embarrassed to speak to anyone in person about it but really want it not be taking over my life anymore, so would suffer the mortification if I knew it was worth going to the GP.

    I've tried everything, so feel like there's nothing that will work.

    I've had BED for over 30 years :/

    Any advice on this thread would be much appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 77 ✭✭ borabora


    The F**k it Diet is amazing


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3 cantstopeating


    borabora wrote: »
    The F**k it Diet is amazing
    What? Is that supposed to be helpful?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭ jaykhunter


    What? Is that supposed to be helpful?

    I had a look, it's a book from a comedian called Caroline Dooner
    more a philosophy of how to “neutralize” the power of food while also eschewing the “dysfunctional hell” of dieting. Intended to keep one in the middle of a naturally-occurring weight range, it allows, temptingly, for eating when hungry, consuming carbs and sugar when desired, satisfying cravings, and engaging in “moderate” exercise. Dooner also offers five self-care tools, including a relaxing, mandatory 10-20–minute a day “Lie-Down,” the “Breathe and Feel” (noticing physical sensations), and “The Belief Release” (in which readers let go of limiting beliefs).

    Not that this has anything to do with actually treating BED, and is at best, dismissive and misguided advice.

    Perhaps chatting to someone you trust to come with your to get GP's office to start getting help would be the best thing to do. People can't help if they don't know you're in need. I hope you do. I'm rooting for you!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,325 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    OP, Bodywhys website has a lot of info on it it could be helpful.

    There are a whole swathe of nutritionists, therapists and personal trainers out there who know nothing about eating disorders so its absolutely critical you see a therapist who is trained in it because without this, you are just dealing with the symptoms and not the underlying force which is driving the ED. Also, flippant and unhelpful comments from family or friends who are just ill-informed make the problem worse. Go to your GP and explain you need a therapist who is trained and has experience with your ED and take it from there. You cannot do this alone.

    Good news is it is absolutely possible to recover but it may take a long time and you need that support structure around you. Good luck OP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ Jessie1965


    What does anyone recommend ? I actually have no clue where to go.[/quote]

    There are 12 step programs like FAA and OA, weekly support groups. Faa have a very strict food plan. I didn't like the meetings they were too repetitive and sometimes alarming what was shared there. I lost cravings and 2 stone but it wasn't worth the endless focus and hard work.

    Brain over Binge is a good book by Kathryn Hansen about how she got out of bulimia but she had no struggle with trauma as others have, so they cannot do what she did so easily.

    There's Intuitive Eating, a book and website with sharing forum in it.

    There's also Weighdown.com in the USA if you love obeying God along with losing attachment to food. They don't believe in the Trinity or that Jesus is God, but he is Son of God, if that's important to you. They all lose weight, keep it off and there are youtube videos, books, dvds, cds to buy to support your journey with them.

    With a mixture of these I get by OK.
    Take care!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,325 ✭✭✭ Wanderer2010


    I would be very wary of any program with a religious doctrine as its central theme, these tend to be very restrictive and almost punitive, so if you have had x amount of binges in y months, you are not welcome anymore or rubbish like "give your suffering to a higher power", that simply doesn't work and ignores your natural body urges of hunger and fullness, which are often erratic in sufferers of BED. And anyway what does religion have to do with eating disorders?

    I cant reiterate enough: see your GP and ask them to be referred to a therapist who has experience or is a specialist in Eating Disorders. Or check out the Bodywhys website for a list of therapists around the country who have experience with eating disorders. You might need to go to Dublin or try one or two to find a good fit but that's got to be worth the effort. Its your life and you are worth the change. Talking to another therapist about your food problems when they aren't specialist in it is a total waste of time and money. You wouldn't go to a dentist with a broken leg, so tailor your help by finding the right people.


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