How Can I Get Help For Bulimia? Dear BeingGirl Experts, I know my problems aren't as big as the other girls in here, but it's bugging me for a long time. I was sort of bulimic like a year ago, then I started up again. I've been having major pains in the throat and stomach. I don't know what's wrong with me. Do you? Michelle --- I strongly advise for you to discuss your eating disorder with your doctor/health care provider. I am passing along information on bulimia to show you what happens when bulimia goes untreated. Bulimics risk these health problems: Serious electrolyte imbalances. Vomiting, laxatives, and diuretics can really mess up your body chemistry. Irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart failure and death. Cavities and discolored teeth; the stomach acids in vomit can erode tooth enamel; torn lining of the throat, esophagus, and stomach as a result of self-induced vomiting. Difficulty going to the bathroom from laxative abuse. Heart failure. Abuse of emetics (substances that make you vomit) can result in heart failure and death. Some of your symptoms/pain reflect these risks. You should share your concerns with your mother and see a health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. Please take of yourself and get the medical help you need, Your BeingGirl Experts Find help for bulimia and get helpful answers and advice from experts at BeingGirl.com.