Although this post is about a movie, I’m really asking a health question that should have a factual answer, so I hope this is the correct forum.
This must be one of the most inaccurate movies ever made about bulimia (unless I am just completely wrong!) Average sized girl learns about bulimia from her friend, starts doing it herself and within months is losing hair, looks like shit, is throwing up blood, is hospitalized. Magically, the movie ends with her being all giggly with her little sister and licking cake/brownie mix out of the bowl. What?!
I know 2 women who have been bulimic: one for 15 years and the other almost 20 years. They are very open (with me) about their conditions and are slowly recovering. Neither one has ever had any of these things happen to them and I just can’t believe that all these things could happen to someone in such a short period of time. Did they just do this to emphasize what could eventually happen or how bad the disease really is? Or are there actual cases where all of these things happened this fast to a bulimic? Even so, the “Lifetime” movie ending negated all of that by falsely (I feel) wrapping it all up and having her recover so quickly and easily. Does anyone have any factual or anecdotal info?