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Question: bulimia

 mellypie679 - Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:54 pm

Hi, I have had self induced throwing up for the past nine months....lately it hasn't been everyday and I really wasn't too worried about it untill about two months ago when my eyes got really swollen and dark underneath. Sometimes it goes away and sometimes it comes back. I don't throw up everything I eat eaither. I want to know if i stop now, will my eyes ever go back to normal??? Please i really need help :( :?:
 Dr. Russell M - Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:50 pm

User avatar Hi!

Edema [swelling] is known to occur in patients with bulimia who have hypoalbuminemia [decreased albumin protein in blood] from malnourishment; but, they tend to occur more in the feet and hands. If indeed your swelling of eyes is due to bulimia, you had better consult a doctor, preferably, a psychiatrist.

Warm regards,


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