How exactly is not purging after a binge beneficial?

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ツAnnieAnn
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How exactly is not purging after a binge beneficial?

Okay so everyone says that after binging DON'T PURGE...

But why? I mean why make yourself suffer through the anxiety after a binge? You already fucked up by binging.. so why not purge?

Im sure there is a perfectly logical reason for not purging after a binge but my illogical bulimic brain thinks that BINGING is the problem.. not purging..

So dumb it down for me guys. Explain. Convince me. PLEASE. :(

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Im going to be harsh chick -

Im going to be harsh chick - & just so you know I still b/p too & I NEED to listen to my own advice.....
-YOU CAN DIE from 1 purge.....your throat could rupture
-You can loose so many electrolytes through repeated vomiting/laxative abuse etc that you could have a heart attack
-You WILL ruin your teeth from acid
-Your hands will scar if you use them to help you vomit
-You will not get up all of the food you binged on
-Your body will not learn anything about linking what you eat & what nutrients it gets therefore any chances of learning intuative eating you may give it at other times are lost
-You are not learning to take responsibility for what we put in our mouths
-You will never learn to manage the emotions that cause the binge in the 1st place
I could go on chick...
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all of the above as well as

all of the above as well as the fact that you will just never ever be able to break the bulimic cycle while you think like that. Like you, for me I knew the bingeing aspect of my bulimia was the main problem, I knew it required all of my focus but knowing this logically stopping purging would be easier than stopping bingeing which would help to begin to break the cycle.

A lot of bingeing behaviours can come from restriction so when you're purging you body probably wont be getting all the calories and nutrition it needs every day, I'd argue that is similar to restricting in relation to deprivation at least. So the urge to binge is further reinforced by purging.

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If you stop purging, you

If you stop purging, you don't feel the relief that it brings... And after a while, the bingeing becomes far less appealing because you are reminded how uncomfortable bingeing without purging feels.

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Good point too!

Good point too!

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Also, evidence suggests

Also, evidence suggests purging doesn't get rid of many calories because absorption has already begun. Apparently 1200 calories remain after a typical binge and purge.

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Hmm.. So I guess giving up

Hmm.. So I guess giving up purging is like losing the safety net. Really scared.

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me too lovely, not really of

me too lovely, not really of loosing the ed, but of the consequences... of not having it to retreat to or hide behind, even if its only in my head. Of my new responsibility to properly look after myself. to acknowledge & deal with emotions...
I'm working towards it slowly, baby steps...fairy steps, forwards tho....

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Because once you stop purging

Because once you stop purging you aren't bulimic anymore! If you overeat and purge then you're bulimic. If you overeat and don't purge you're not bulimic. And I definitely don't wanna be bulimic! :)

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Imitosis: This sounds really

Imitosis:

This sounds really messed up but sometimes I feel like I would rather be 'bulimic' than just an overeater/binger.

I need to stop thinking like that though. Because its sabotaging me.

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You nailed it, the safety

You nailed it, the safety net, but it really isn't safe at all. Maybe from some of the calories but not of the dangers of purging. This bulimia is such a horrible coping mechanism for emotions... it is all a lie... now if only I can take this and make my 3 or 5 or 12 day no b/p be a forever no b/p. Learning to eat what we need, but needing to get rid of the fear of gaining weight and finding the weight our body is best at. Rethinking so we don't sabotage our efforts .

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