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AAAlice01
Worries / constant burping

This is my first time writing on here and I just wanted to know if anyone is having a similar problem to me.... This might sounds stupid but I burp ALOT and I never used to being my ED. It varies from good to bad throughout the day. It can sometimes happen in the mornings before I’ve eaten or drank anything and will always happen after a meal. I’ve started having a gaviscon tablet a few hours after my lunch but this only helps for 30-60mins. I don’t know if I’ve damaged my insides from purging for the last two years and my body just tries to bring up whatever’s in my body. I’ve raised it with both my gp and therapist but it didn’t seem to concern them. It is very frustrating and makes me not want to bother eating anything at all because it gets worse after meals. This is when I feel to restrict my diet by just consuming liquids which then leads to a binge and follows with purge. I feel like this is a never ending cycle and after reading some post on here it seems the ED never fully goes away which scares me so much!!! I just want to be able to socialise with my friends and family without having any worries :(

Savedbygrace
You're not alone

I also struggle from burping all the time. I've been purging a lot lately as well.

iwanttolive
AAAlice01

Hi and welcome to the forum!!! I am sorry about the burping. I don't know what to say about that, but do want to encourage you that recovery is possible. Many have found full recovery and I am newly in recovery from overeating but have three or four years of recovery from anorexia. And three months free from all thoughts and urges to self harm or overeat/binge. I know three months doesn't seem like a long time but I suffered thirty plus years from eating disorders and self harm. Like I said, around four years and I am not afraid to eat food, don't count calories, am comfortable at a higher weight than I ever thought I would settle at, and do not obsess over food anymore. I have freedom. And there are others that can tell you the same thing.

I don't know why you are burping but as you can see, restricting leads to binging. Your body is hungry and will do what it needs to do to get nutrition. Can you try your best to have regular meals even if you burp? And maybe see a different gastro doctor and get a second opinion? By eating regular meals it greatly increases the chances of stopping the binges which will help you not want to restrict. I know it isn't so simple. Therapy can be helpful if you are not seeing someone. I know having regular contact with my therapist really helps me. I am glad you posted and hope that you can believe that one day you too can be free from the eating disorder. I wish you the best. It must be uncomfortable with what you are experiencing. I am sorry you are struggling with the eating disorder. Believe in recovery and reach for it. One day it can be your reality too.

iwanttolive

miaterracino
Hi! I was just wondering if

Hi! I was just wondering if this ever got better for you/ what you did to improve it? I have been struggling with the same problem and it is causing me a lot of anxiety every time that I eat. I hope this isn't an issue for you anymore!!