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Miss Thang
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I have had problems with eating my whole life, but I've never gotten counseling or anything. My parents don't even know that I have these problems; or maybe they do and they just don't care. So basically, I have a disorder, but I'm not very educated on the different disorders. When I was younger, I would starve myself and exercise excessively. Now I just starve myself. I'm going to start going to counseling, so don't worry about me. My question is- is there a different name for starving yourself and exercising a lot and just starving yourself? Is just starving yourself called anorexia and with the exercising is it called anorexia nervosa? Somebody help please!
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I had a really good friend who was aneroxic. She would starve herself, hide food, and exercise constantly. They classified her as being aneroxic. I dunno if aneroxia and aneroxia nervousa are the same.

Bulimia (sp) is when you eat an amount that your body cant handle, and you force yourself to throw it all up.

Hope I helped somewhat. And Im glad you realised you had a problem, and are going to get help. Good luck!!

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Gumdrop Girl
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anorexia nervosa is the same thing as anorexia. bulimia is a purging behaviour characterized by the vomiting of food.

A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

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