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    An_200981 posted:
    This is my first post, so I'd really just like to start with my background. Last summer I was 5'3" and 145lbs and really uncomfortable with myself. I went on a very restrictive diet and overexercised, and at my worst I was down to 97lbs. Then I finally began to gain back, but soon my healthy gaining turned into bingeing. Within a month I was up to about 125lbs. I had a vicious bingeing cycle that really HURT. Then somehow I was able to take a break and I kept my meals normal and weight constant for a while, but about 2 weeks ago my dad told me i was looking thinner and I've been bingeing again since. I asked my parents for help, but they don't seem to realize it's going on until it's over. I need help because I'm so scared what will happen if this goes on.
    Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Anon_164493, welcome to the community. Here is some information about eating disorders . Have you considered talking with a counselor? Please feel free to ask questions or join discussions. This is a great community filled with support.

    Soft hugs,

    Nicepersonality replied to Lainey_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I don't really hVe the money for a counselor and see it as a last there any reading you recommend?
    Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to Nicepersonality's response:
    Hi Nicepersonality,

    The link above gives you some information about eating disorders. I ran a search on WebMD for more reading on eating disorders and the results are here.

    Please feel free to talk with us or join discussions. You are welcome to vent anytime. :)

    Soft hugs,

    Nicepersonality replied to Lainey_WebMD_Staff's response:
    My ED has been really out of hand dad knows everything that has happened in the past, but I need to tell him what's going on now. I worried him so much last time...I need advice on how to break the news

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