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Fasting for Non-Fasting Purposes: Bulimia Nervosa

In the past certain bouts of what one refers to as bulimia nervosa has stricken the schizoid. This illness reserves the bill of a severe eating disorder and also only coincides with 10% of schizoaffective illness types(NIH). Though occurrence influenced the schizoid over the duration of about two weeks every three months for about five years. The impact still dealt quite the blow in what the schizoid coined reference to as the “Hunger Games.” In this article the schizoid intends to highlight both the persistence amongst schizophrenics and non-schizophrenics of bulimia nervosa. Spotlighting particularly symptoms, causes and treatments.


Symptoms Regarding Bulimia Nervosa According to Mayo Clinic

Initially, one often expresses displeasure with their body shape, weight or appearance. Some may tremble at the notion of gaining weight. Episodes include bouts of abnormally large portion consumptions in one sitting. Also these episodes include the loss of control during the binge. Besides this one may purge by self-inflicted vomiting or employ usage of laxatives, diuretics or enemas. Moreover, fasting or restrictive eating patterns manifest between binges.

In the schizoid’s case the diagnosis tethered more to the voices than a shame in appearance. For some suspicious and inconspicuous reason the voices found qualms with eating patterns. While one could view the results as positive. Overall the behavior manifested as unusual and hindersome. Considering the schizoid found himself in the hospital numerous times. The motivation of the voices always wandered toward the pursuit of something greater. A grand scheme perhaps.

What is the Cause? and How Does One Treat it?

Presently, bulimia has no final or highly distinct cause as it happens. Possible factors include genetics, biology, emotional health, societal expectations and other issues(Mayo Clinic). In the schizoid’s case, one disorder piggybacked another and went for a ride. Though many cases remain proactive and solicited by the afflicted. The schizoid himself held no intentions of fasting. In fact this remained the opposite intention at the time of which it seemed most prevalent. The scrawny awkward teen maintained nothing on his side, that is until treatment began.

Although, the schizoid was barely prescribed medicines pertaining to eating disorders. The prescriptions worked all the same as often times with mental health. Whereas the physician seems to bombard the illness with multiple similar medications until the slightest change appears. In this case that slight change appeared through the guise of weight gain. Not rare, especially with mental health prescriptions but just what the schizoid needed and the doctor ordered. The prescription from the doctor came through as Risperdal. Since my bulimia presented as more of a marginal effect from the main schizoaffective. I avoided the standard Prozac prescription.

Prescription as a Marginally Afflicted Patient

One can only speak in the context of what is privy to the knowledge of. All things considered, with the 10% of schizophrenics affected by bulimia external support remains the best tool or weapon in one’s arsenal. On the support side of schizonomics monitory behaviors and advisory tactics reign as supreme. Regardless remain steadfast from fasting for non-fasting purposes. As 21SCHIZM continues its efforts detailing our journey toward self-perfection and self-betterment.

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