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#1 Detrimental_Dreamer

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:19 PM

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Stay safe!!!(Purging safety.)

Okay, to dispel some of the harmful “Pro-Eating Disorder” tips, I’m going to share a list of safety tips. Mainly since I know if I ask you to quit doing what you are, it will fall on closed ears.

  1. Pro Anorexic sites say, to purge, you "Tie a small candy to a string, and swallow it, then pull it up and you can purge"
    THIS IS NOT TRUE:
    - What if it goes down the wrong hole?
    - You will choke.
    - It doesn’t work. At all. Don’t try.
    - According to a study, those who came into the emergency room for choking, a portion of them tried this method. It didn’t work and two people died.

  2. DO NOT USE:
    - Spoons, Toothbrushes etc. Choking is prominent.

  3. WASH YOUR HANDS RIGHT AFTER. The stomach acid will burn and damage you’re hands.

  4. After you purge. Have an electrolyte replacing drink. Hydrolyte, Gatorade, Powerade, etc. You don’t want to have a heart attack. A girl in America, after being bulimic for only 6 months, was normal weight and died from a heart attack.

  5. If you purge a tablespoon of blood, that’s enough to go to the ER.

  6. Don’t use ipecac syrup. That stuff is death in a bottle! Seriously, they don’t even use it for poisoning anymore because so many people have died after taking it.

  7. If you do purge regularly it is worth asking your doctor from time to time to have your blood electrolyte levels checked.

  8. If you must purge, use a saline rinse and wash out your sinus cavities. Stomach acid and food particles can make it up into these areas and cause serious infections, chronic breathing problems, etc.

  9. If you’re purging via laxative abuse:
    - 2 full glasses of prune juice is as effective as pills and is kinder to your body.
    - Eat things like grapes, oranges, cabbage to help the difficult process of weaning yourself off of laxatives.
    - Drink plenty of water. And do NOT be an idiot and take both lax and water pills, or you’re going to seriously dehydrate yourself and pass out.

  10. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded stop immediately.

  11. If you repeatedly blackout during/after purging, take a break for a few days if possible.

  12. If you heart flutters during, stop immediately.

  13. If you lose sensation in your legs and feet stop immediately.

  14. After a purge, dissolve baking SODA in warm water. Gargle it, rinse your mouth, etc. Wait about 20mins then brush your teeth.

  15. Do NOT brush your teeth right after a purge. It’ll actually rub the stomach acid into the enamel!!!

  16. Helpful things:
    -avoiding acidic foods
    -avoiding spicy foods
    -drinking LOTS of water
    -avoiding soda and other carbonated drinks
    -avoiding or limiting caffeine consumption

 


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7GW: 95

8GW: 90

9GW: 85

UGW: 80 :wub:

 

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Red = Fast

Green = Planned Calories for that day

Ugly Color or Broken Light = Fail

 

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Thinmas: Ana's Snow Queen Competition

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#2 Detrimental_Dreamer

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:20 PM

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This was in no way supposed to be offensive. This is a list a few friends and I put together a few years ago. I really just want everyone to be safe.


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HW: 129 :angry:
 CW: 116.2  <_<

LW: 98 

1GW: 125 

2GW: 120   

3GW: 115

4GW: 110

5GW: 105

6GW: 100

7GW: 95

8GW: 90

9GW: 85

UGW: 80 :wub:

 

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Dont-Eat December

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~ Dec 11 ~ Dec 12 ~ Dec 13 ~ Dec 14 ~ Dec 15 ~ Dec 16 ~ Dec 17 ~ Dec 18 ~ Dec 19 ~ Dec 20 ~ Dec 21

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Red = Fast

Green = Planned Calories for that day

Ugly Color or Broken Light = Fail

 

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Thinmas: Ana's Snow Queen Competition

Weigh ins: 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 26th!!!!


#3 miashoppingforblood

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

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This was in no way supposed to be offensive. This is a list a few friends and I put together a few years ago. I really just want everyone to be safe.

I think it's a wonderful idea. Not everyone knows all of this, I saw a few I never already knew. You did a really good thing. *hugs*


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#4 Detrimental_Dreamer

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:29 PM

Thanks, I'm glad I could help =3


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HW: 129 :angry:
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1GW: 125 

2GW: 120   

3GW: 115

4GW: 110

5GW: 105

6GW: 100

7GW: 95

8GW: 90

9GW: 85

UGW: 80 :wub:

 

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Dont-Eat December

~ Dec 1 ~ Dec 2 ~ Dec 3 ~ Dec 4 ~ Dec 5 ~ Dec 6 ~ Dec 7 ~ Dec 8 ~ Dec 9 ~ Dec 10 

~ Dec 11 ~ Dec 12 ~ Dec 13 ~ Dec 14 ~ Dec 15 ~ Dec 16 ~ Dec 17 ~ Dec 18 ~ Dec 19 ~ Dec 20 ~ Dec 21

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Red = Fast

Green = Planned Calories for that day

Ugly Color or Broken Light = Fail

 

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Thinmas: Ana's Snow Queen Competition

Weigh ins: 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 26th!!!!


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

This is honestly the best thing I have ever seen on here. Thank you!
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This is honestly the best thing I have ever seen on here. Thank you!
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

tie candy to a string, swallow it, and pull it back up? people actually do this?  :blink: it sounds extremely... [dangerous, unpleasant, idiotic?] I mean, food coming back up is bad enough, but pulling a string through your throat sounds God awful.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

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That awkward moment when you're one of those people who purges with a toothbrush...
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#9 StarkRavingOphelia

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:40 PM

Thank you so much for posting this! Not for me, but for other people. It's all about damage control. This is especially good for people in recovery of purging at times of slip-ups.

 

 

tie candy to a string, swallow it, and pull it back up? people actually do this?  :blink: it sounds extremely... [dangerous, unpleasant, idiotic?] I mean, food coming back up is bad enough, but pulling a string through your throat sounds God awful.

Sad to say I've seen it on sites more than once. I don't know how you'd tie the candy in the first place...life saver, probably. I also have no doubt the string will scratch your esophagus.


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:42 PM

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That awkward moment when you're one of those people who purges with a toothbrush...

 

I know right? >.> But using fingers is so bad too...I've heard to not use fingers because nails will scratch your throat and now I'm not supposed to stick anything down there?

 

Oh wait. That's what healthy people do. :lol:


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#11 Detrimental_Dreamer

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

I'm really happy to help everyone =]

 

Yeah, the candy thing shocked me at first, but I've seen girls/guys ask about it before too =\

 

As for the toothbrush thing, yeah it's really dangerous... Though so is purging period. I know a girl that accidentally let go of the toothbrush,, and it tried going completely down her throat. Scared the piss out of her, I only know her online, but I don't doubt her story.


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 CW: 116.2  <_<

LW: 98 

1GW: 125 

2GW: 120   

3GW: 115

4GW: 110

5GW: 105

6GW: 100

7GW: 95

8GW: 90

9GW: 85

UGW: 80 :wub:

 

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Dont-Eat December

~ Dec 1 ~ Dec 2 ~ Dec 3 ~ Dec 4 ~ Dec 5 ~ Dec 6 ~ Dec 7 ~ Dec 8 ~ Dec 9 ~ Dec 10 

~ Dec 11 ~ Dec 12 ~ Dec 13 ~ Dec 14 ~ Dec 15 ~ Dec 16 ~ Dec 17 ~ Dec 18 ~ Dec 19 ~ Dec 20 ~ Dec 21

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°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Red = Fast

Green = Planned Calories for that day

Ugly Color or Broken Light = Fail

 

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Thinmas: Ana's Snow Queen Competition

Weigh ins: 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 26th!!!!


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

I agree with this *thumbs up*


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:05 PM

thank you so much for posting this. <3 there should be more this king of things in online. prevention is always the best thing :)

 

this should be pinned. i'm going to bumb this up if it get down. xxx


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#14 Detrimental_Dreamer

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:16 PM

Thank you =] I'm all giddy knowing I could be helping someone.


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HW: 129 :angry:
 CW: 116.2  <_<

LW: 98 

1GW: 125 

2GW: 120   

3GW: 115

4GW: 110

5GW: 105

6GW: 100

7GW: 95

8GW: 90

9GW: 85

UGW: 80 :wub:

 

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Dont-Eat December

~ Dec 1 ~ Dec 2 ~ Dec 3 ~ Dec 4 ~ Dec 5 ~ Dec 6 ~ Dec 7 ~ Dec 8 ~ Dec 9 ~ Dec 10 

~ Dec 11 ~ Dec 12 ~ Dec 13 ~ Dec 14 ~ Dec 15 ~ Dec 16 ~ Dec 17 ~ Dec 18 ~ Dec 19 ~ Dec 20 ~ Dec 21

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°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

Red = Fast

Green = Planned Calories for that day

Ugly Color or Broken Light = Fail

 

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Thinmas: Ana's Snow Queen Competition

Weigh ins: 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 26th!!!!


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

first Bumb here! this is important information. <3


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:47 PM

I've been doing this for YEARS and even I learned something. Thanks for the post. :)
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

You're welcome, love! Glad I could help =]


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 CW: 116.2  <_<

LW: 98 

1GW: 125 

2GW: 120   

3GW: 115

4GW: 110

5GW: 105

6GW: 100

7GW: 95

8GW: 90

9GW: 85

UGW: 80 :wub:

 

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Dont-Eat December

~ Dec 1 ~ Dec 2 ~ Dec 3 ~ Dec 4 ~ Dec 5 ~ Dec 6 ~ Dec 7 ~ Dec 8 ~ Dec 9 ~ Dec 10 

~ Dec 11 ~ Dec 12 ~ Dec 13 ~ Dec 14 ~ Dec 15 ~ Dec 16 ~ Dec 17 ~ Dec 18 ~ Dec 19 ~ Dec 20 ~ Dec 21

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Red = Fast

Green = Planned Calories for that day

Ugly Color or Broken Light = Fail

 

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Thinmas: Ana's Snow Queen Competition

Weigh ins: 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 26th!!!!


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

I may rethink using my toothbrush now
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Great post, might also add to hydrate with diversity, a lot of people water load which can seriously disturb electrolyte levels which is bad for purgers for obvious reasons! Drinking juice and pedialite is a great way to hydrate. In Treatment they made you drink a cup of gatorade every day if you were an active purger :)

There is a lot of dangerous information out there so posts like these are nice to see.
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:04 PM

The saline rinse tip is fantastic - new but so obvious! I'd tack on to that not to use tap water with the saline rinse to avoid incurable bacterial infections in your brain.
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