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    Binge eating
    tlsteptoe posted:
    I am a 57 year old white disable female. I had to quite my nursing job in 2008 due to thyriod cancer, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. I weigh 240 lbs and insulin dependent. My doctor has suggested bariactic surgery. I am afraid but I have a eating disorder. I just can't tell when I have eaten enough, I just do not know when to quite. What is your opinion, surgery or keep trying?
    jkd77433 responded:
    I'm a 72 yo Caucasian male who struggles with compulsive overeating and don't know the answer to your question. Overeaters Anonymous helped me, but I relapsed and lately have had some success with a 'Trim Healthy Momma' program my adult, married, with children, daughters have used.

    I suspect very strongly that almost all who have the bariatric surgery have an eating disorder. Those without eating disorders would be unlikely candidates for any of the several procedures. I have known some who had the surgery; like knee and hip replacements, those who had success only regret not having it sooner. Then there are those who did not have success; they tend to be much quieter about the matter.

    Those I knew all lost their weight and felt good about that, but some relapsed, as their disorder seemed more powerful than their surgery. They are the reason I've not had the surgery. I have alcoholic tendencies which are expressed through compulsive overeating, and have yo-yoed between 320 and 185lbs. Currently at 260.

    I can not offer guidance in this matter, but can tell you that you are not alone. A person who knows you very well might be able to offer guidance.
    tlsteptoe replied to jkd77433's response:
    Thank you so much for your response. I too struggle will alcoholic tendency's but have been able to overcome that problem through sher avoidance. I have been drunk free for 27 years. You know you don't have to drink to live. But you do have to eat to live and that requires self control. Again thank you for your advice and its nice to know I am not alone in this struggle.

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