cat`her`INE. (amazingsyntax) wrote in ed_ucate,

Purging during a binge?

I started seeing a counselor about my ED this past week. This is the first time I've ever admitted to a counselor/doctor/etc. that I have an eating disorder, so this is the first time I've been able to actually ask questions and have a real conversation with an educated professional on the subject. How exciting!

We were discussing my habits and I explained to him that I binge and purge, but purge multiple times throughout a binge. He then told me that a real binger will finish everything before purging. This struck me as very odd, because I cannot fathom being able to fit such a quantity of food into my stomach and honestly assumed that purging multiple times throughout a binge was quite normal.

My questions:
- Did we misunderstand each other and purging throughout a binge is actually a fairly normal occurrence? Do any of you do this?
- If you purge through other means (exercise, etc.) or don't purge, would you say your binges are restricted by the size of your stomach? Do you feel "cut off" or as if you would continue bingeing, were you not so full?

Any other discussion/insight is greatly appreciated, of course!

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