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Binge eating

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Specialist in Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Member American Association of Orthodontics
Founder DPOJW (Dentist Providers of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring)
35 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551    Fx 718 852 1894
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Dear Ollie:

Please acquaint yourself with the information provided below. Then complete the Informed Consent, being careful to sign it in the four places noted on the form and email it back to me. When I have received and reviewed the IC and the Medical-Dental form and Orthodontic Acquaintance forms (send by fax: 718 852 1894) I will respond without a moment's delay. Given the information you have provided below I see no reason not to provide OJW.

Cordially, Dr. Ted

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In a message dated 12/2/2005 1:08:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, Binge.Eater_ImoneOne@Hotmale.com

    Dear Dr. Rothstein, I am writing to you because I am interested in your opinion. I suffer from binge eating. I have been binging for close to a year, and have gained close to 30 pounds. I am 25 years old, originally from NY, but currently living on the west coast.
   This is a condition for me that is spiraling out of control. Every day is a battle. I have gone at most, approx. 5 weeks without binging. Then, as always, I begin to binge again. I feel like I am losing control over my quality life as a result of it. A good portion of my clothes no longer fit me.  It has affected me at work and socially.

I know that there are deep rooted reasons as to why I am binging, and it is something that I am addressing with therapy. But I feel as if I'm on a rollercoaster ride where food has become the enemy, and it scares me. I know I do not fit your requirements to be an ideal candidate for jaw wiring.

I am not morbidly obese but I fear that on the path that I am currently on, that will one day be a reality for me. I want to have my jaw wired for approx. 6 weeks. I feel that that will be enough time for me to catch my breath, focus on my therapy, and regain my footing. I do exercise, and go through periods where I exercise regularly.

However, when the binging begins, all I can do is hide in my bed, praying that the binging will slow down. I shut myself down when I binge. I refuse to talk to anyone or reach out for help, out of shame and disappointment in myself.

I just need a timeout from food. I wanted to know if there was any way you would consider performing the procedure, if we agree that it will absolutely be for the short term. I know it won't solve my problems with binging, but it will help me from doing further damage to my body, and it will let me focus on helping myself.

I can fly to NY, and have plenty of family and friends there that can help me if I fly out for this. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Oliver

December 12, 2005

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