I have struggled with binge eating for years now. I've never seen a therapist or anything for it, because in my mind it wasn't that big of a deal. I don't purge often (I do sometimes, but it's not the norm). I didn't gain a bunch of weight or anything, so I felt like it was okay. I'd eat and eat and eat for 1-3 days, then I'd have several days of barely eating, then I could eat normally for a while.
The year before my diagnosis, I started gaining weight. I had some very severe stress that triggered my Hashimoto's, and my eating and depression got out of control. I went from weighing 110 to now weighing about 140. I started seeing a dr who put me on a diet for Hashimoto's, and got down to 125, but then stress crept back in, and I stopped being able to pay my functional doctor, and I went off the diet. Back up to 140.
I HAVE to get control. We just found out I'm about 9 weeks pregnant, I can't just cut calories, but I have to get back on my diet that the dr recommended for me. Has anyone struggled with this? It's not as simple as saying I just really want to eat things that are bad for me sometimes. It becomes a compulsion and I will eat to the point that my stomach hurts or that I throw up. Then it flares up my Hashimoto's and I get exhausted and sick and can't workout (which would also help, but I'm too tired to do).