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originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: rickymouse
I just starve myself--or restrict (AN-R) At first, it makes you feel really sharp-minded and clear-headed, so it gets addicting. But then it makes you tired and dizzy and such and is generally no bueno.
It makes sense that most that you know were ones who throw up--since not eating is generally seen as rather difficult. It isn't--it is just down to habit actually, more or less.
I used to make myself throw up, when I was bad, back in 2009. I had AN-BP (binge/purge type). I used to throw up an insane amount and I was honestly acting insane almost back then because my electrolytes were so effed up. But miraculously, I emerged from that with nothing wrong with me (I went down to less than 84 pounds, in college, which was frightening since I was skeletal and dying) other than a ripped ligament. Which is now fixed and perfectly fine and actually stronger than before. Plenty of people die from less, frankly. Throwing up everything one ingests quickly after ingestion makes for rapid weight loss.
It is well-known that anorexics who throw up die faster and more frequently than those who do not. So even though anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate, that is mainly because of suicide which I would never resort to because I always have hope. I am so glad that I don't throw up anymore. Doing so was truly terrifying because it is such a desperate act of self-hatred. Nobody deserves to do that to themselves.
I hope the people you knew who did that to themselves stopped.