So, I’ve personally found purging to be very anxiety-reducing but this only developed a few years into purging (eerr, when I got good at it, unfortunately). So I have a question: For those who have been bingeing/purging for a while (I guess a few years?), do you find it anxiety-reducing? Do you feel (in some way) calmer, more relaxed, or less anxious after? (It is okay if you have mixed feelings, like frustration, shame, etc. I’m just wondering about the anxiety-reducing effects of the actual purging.)
Let me know! I’m really interested in this. I know it is not universal at all, but I’m wondering what people’s experiences have been.
Surely I’m not the only one who actually enjoys purging (not always, not uniformly, etc., but certainly to some extent). There have been many times where I’ve binged to purge (again, this only developed 2-3 years after I started bingeing/purging).
I’ve heard many people say they binge to purge because they enjoy
My feelings aren’t quite so clear, as I despise the binge/purge cycle, but there is clearly an anxiety/relief situation causing it. I just have to eat all that food, and while I’m at it I might as well eat more food, and then of course I have to purge at that point, and it will drive me crazy until I just go an get it over with.