Do I have an eating disorder? (tw?)

So for a while, almost a year, I’ve noticed a major change in my eating habits and I’m worried it might be a disorder?
I usually go for ate without eating— usually two-three days, but some of my episodes of fasting can last up to a week— and then immediately after I binge eat. I know it isn’t healthy to do this, and I try to stop but my body won’t let me. Would this be considered an eating disorder? What should I do to break this habit?

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I_Am_A_Phoenix
From what you've said, it *might* be an eating disorder, but it sounds like it may also be some sort of physical problem. If even the thought of eating makes you nauseous, and your stomach constantly hurts, you should see a doctor. You may have an ulcer or some sort of medical problem that needs to be addressed.
NiaLaBeada
Yeah
Could it have to do with my surgery?
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NiaLaBeada
Ugh doctors...
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I_Am_A_Phoenix
Absolutely. Talk to a doctor about it.
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chesspacito
I don’t know if this could be characterized as a disorder? Though the part where you say that your body won’t let you eat normally though you know it’s not good is a red flag. What seems to be going on here is the ‘binge/starve’ cycle. I’ve actually dealt with these before too, and yes. They’re hard to break.
First lemme ask you:
Are you insecure about your weight?
What do you mean by ‘body won’t let me eat’ Is it just extreme guilt? Do you just lack an appetite? Have you tried See More▼
NiaLaBeada
1. Slightly, but it’s because I’m underweight
2. I physically can’t eat. My stomach hurts. I can’t do it, on the days that it gets bad, I gag at the smell of food. I’ve tried. But I can’t.
3. No? Basically there was a week I felt bad, then fasted, then binged, felt bad, fasted again.
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chesspacito
Have you considered the binging to be the cause of the nasusa? It seems as though that’s ehats preventing you from eating every day. Find the cause of that first.
Make sure sure it’s not a physical issue? I know your stomach problems are likely to contribute to this, and your immune system probably doesn’t help much.
If you’re structurally okay, my advice is See More▼
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