ED: I have my problems with restricting and such, but it's not bad enough to be an ED.
Diagnosed/Self-diagnosed?: ...Self, I guess?
My biggest pet peeve about ED communities: Wanarexics and people who come just to bitch - anti-anorexics in pro AN communities and vice-versa.
How I found my way here: An lj member, but I forget who.
Questions/comments/concerns: Is it possible for someone to purge without having to use their fingers to trigger their gag reflex? I'm just wondering, because for about a year, my boyfriend was really sick, and after every time he ate, he would throw up, and half the time he just didn't bother to eat - he went a whole week without eating anything. I'm just wondering if that's possible because I wonder if it could've been an eating disorder; he lost about 30-35 pounds very quickly. He had gone to see doctors about possible illnesses before (I never thought about it being an ED till now) and they came up with nothing.
Yes I know that he didn't use his finers to trigger it, at least sometimes, because unfortunately I'd seen it before.
He's recovering now - he's gone from 5'9 and 120ish to 136 - though it's taken quite a while. But even now, when he eats he says it makes him feel ill. Is that a side effect of purging for a long time, by any chance?
I hope what I'm saying made sense. Thanks in advance for help.