Anorexia/Eating Disorders/pregnancy after bulimia


ctf wrote at 2012-12-19 20:42:00
I was bulimic when i conceived my son.  I have been anorexic/bulimic for about 10 years.  I didn't have my period for about 3 years in that time frame.  I got married in 2010 and was still not recovered.  I found out i was pregnant about 2 months later and was able to fight the urge to purge from about week 13 on (before that i was so nauseous i didn't know if it was the ed or morning sickness causing me to throw up).  Good news is that i went on to have a healthy pregnancy and now have a healthy 17 month old.  I have been able to keep the ed at bay and recently found out we are expecting #2.  Not that i am saying the recovery plan for ed's is to get pregnant, but in my case it helped make the weight gain acceptable.  Unfortunately i didn't share with my Dr, so i still feel alone and struggled through it myself.  Good luck!

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Leigh-Anne Persing, PA-C


Currently a Physician Assistant in General Surgery. Have personal experience with anorexia and bulimia, as well as eating disorders in pregnancy.


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Certified Physician Assistant. "A Body to Die for" training for health care professionals (held by the Renfrew Center Foundation)

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