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I dont know what is wrong. I eat when im sad, tired, happy and bored. I cant even control it anymore. I am always hungry. But then as soon as I finish eating I feel bad. I have put on a few pounds and I know I am still at a healthy weight but I just feel so fat. I am so unhappy with my body. I work out in the morning but dont see any differences. I just want to be able to control what i eat and be able to feel like i look good. I have even made myself throw up when i feel like i really ate to much. I would do it all the time but i dont want anymody to know.

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replied May 5th, 2010
Eating Disorders Answer A11729
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
From your description, you seem to be suffering from eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the two common eating disorders classified in DSM-IV besides binge eating disorder .The central tendency is an intense fear of becoming overweight due to which patient indulges in abnormal eating habits and behaviour.The diagnosis of bulimia seems more plausible with your description but the final diagnosis requires detailed interview by a psychiatrist.
As the detrimental effects of eating disorders are immense usually caused by severe electrolyte disturbances, cardiac arrhythmias, amenorrhea, fertility issues, depression ,hypothermia, low bone density with associated risk of stress fractures, congestive heart failure, poor peer relations, low self esteem, suicidal tendencies and even death; you must not delay medical assistance and see your psychiatric specialist who may like to evaluate you with questionnaires for disordered eating behaviors and cognitions and if required institute a treatment regimen by a multidisciplinary team to help your cause.
I hope that I have been of help. Take care.

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