Hey everyone, I've had bulimia for almost 10 years. I'm interested in hearing about what sort of side effects you all have had, especially those of you that have had it as long as me.
Heres a list of mine:
callous on my knuckle (comes and goes)
dry skin on the lower corners under my mouth.
only just recently a swollen jaw/gland area
Severe tiredness/lethargy (I havent felt 100% for years)
Pain behind my sternum.
Sharp pain in my stomach/sternum if I've eaten a bit too late at night (have woken up from pain)
My worst problem area weight wise is my stomach, I can never quite get it flat but wondered if this is from constantly extending it during the bingeing??
Has anyone had really bad teeth problems? I think I've worn away the enamel on my teeth and I'm worried about my next dentist visit! I'm sure I'll have plenty of fillings by now. My teeth are also a bit yellow.
My hair, skin and nails have not suffered.
Recentish blood tests showed I was low in iron (goes without saying), low thyroid function and amylase was out of whack (I think this is an electrolyte).
I also wondered, for those of you that are doing well in recovery (or not so well), how has your body adjusted/compensatd, have you noticed any nasty side effects? What is the weight gain like?
Im after any/all info I can get, thanks so much for reading and for your help! Please post back if you can, look forward to it :) Take care xx