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I recently did battle with another disease: shingles. I had so much nerve pain I could not go to meetings, and I felt abandoned. I was forced to make phone calls. Every OA member I called offered help and prayers. Even when I was hopeless, they gave me hope. Nerve pain is similar to the disease of compulsive overeating. Like food, I could think of nothing but the pain, which was so intense that I had to ask for help. My sponsor suggested I might want to actually read my OA literature. I began to study Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition

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