whats happening to her??

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/2/2006 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
ok so before i say my friend's problem, heres some background info on her:
  • she's really 'popular' at our high school, and she has tons of friends
  • she tells me all the time that her self-esteem is way too high
  • she's not stick-thin, but she doesn't have any teenage pudge either

so a couple days ago, we were walking to lunch, and she told me that the night before, she'd eaten too much and purged. she assured me that she wouldn't do it again, but i'm not sure if i believe her. she'd told me that once she'd thrown up, she was able to move on and do other things like homework. besides, i'd read an article about adolescent girls, and this one girl with a bulemia problem started the exact same way. the day after she told me about her temporary bulemia, she missed school. she told me that she was sick, but i'm still extremely worried about her.

what can i do to keep it from happening again?

what do i do if/when it does happen again?

i'm so scared for her... sad

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   Posted 12/2/2006 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Have an honest open discussion with her. You can't make her stop and without being for sure that she's doing this regularly, you can't say anything to her parents. Sometimes, all you can do is listen and encourage a person to seek help. If all else fails, again, I'd encourage you to talk to your school guidance counselor about it.
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   Posted 12/2/2006 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Janet
your friend needs to have intervention if she is or has an eating disorder .I went to 88 lbs but it was due to self and A/P and Not wanting to eat .....
Please do have a talk with friend you can be there for her or as Janet said the Guidance counselor .In my experience if someone tells you they did this " only once " they are asking for help
If that is the case she is on the raod to getting help and better
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