WHAT IS BULIMIA NERVOSA?

If you find yourself going through cycles of binge eating and purging, you may be experiencing Bulimia Nervosa.

Bulimia Nervosa can result in serious physical and psychological consequences that affect your health and happiness.

On this page, you can find out more about what it might feel like living with Bulimia Nervosa, and the symptoms and warning signs to look out for. You can also find out about the factors that might cause Bulimia Nervosa to develop, and how psychological and nutritional interventions can support you in your recovery.

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SYMPTOMS OF BULIMIA NERVOSA

When trapped in the cycle of bulimia, you may experience some of the following symptoms.

  • Weight fluctuating as you swing between periods of overeating and restricting

  • A constant preoccupation with thoughts about food

  • A feeling of being out of control and fearful around food

  • Feeling ashamed and eating in secret

  • After bingeing, a strong desire to compensate through either laxatives, vomiting, exercise or further restriction

  • After purging, having a compelling urge to binge again – it can feel addictive

  • Unpleasant physical symptoms such as swollen cheeks, a sore throat, acid reflux or sensitive teeth

  • Feeling very critical and unhappy with your weight and body shape