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Eating Disorder?

Wed, May 31st 2000

Recently my friends at work have been making comments to me regarding my eating habits. Having experienced family members with eating disorders I am quite familiar with signs and symptoms, however I don't think that I display classic signs. I am a manager of an upscale, high stress, energetic restaurant. Food is always around me, I eat what ever I want, whenever I want and don't really think too much about it. On the other hand I do "get sick" often (once or twice a week) which I attribute to the stress of the job. I never intentionally or consciously make myself purge. I don't think of myself as heavy or overweight. I'm 5'6" and weight about 115 pounds. Can you tell me if there is a type of bulimia that I'm not aware of, and if so where can I find information on it.

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