Posts By: Catherine Liberty

How to stop bulimia mood swings in recovery.

emotional mood swings

”I seem to burst into tears much more frequently since starting recovery. How long does it take for the emotional mood swings to stop?”

Firstly, I want to reassure you that it is ** very common to experience an increase in bulimia recovery mood swings** at the start of your recovery.

I remember bursting into tears all of the time at first too, but the important thing to know is that this is not a sign of weakness, or a reflection on your ability to cope without your eating disorder long term.

It is simply a natural, and temporary part of the healing process.

As I’m sure you already know, most bulimics learn to use their eating disorders as a way to mask and numb painful emotions, so it makes sense that when you start to live without bulimia for the very first time, life is going to feel especially painful.

The good news is that most people find any erratic mood swings and increases in anxiety and depression lessen naturally within the first 2-3 months of recovery.

However, in the mean time there are definitely some solid practical steps I would suggest for reducing the severity of the mood swings that you’re experiencing: