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I Am Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,731 People

    Wheresmywayout Wheresmywayout 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    UmaModern UmaModern 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    I'm not but I hope you guys get well

    and start eating. I don't eat a lot but I still do love to eat, sometimes I just can't bother to cook. I weigh 98lbs. I do hope to go up to 110 one day but its hard to gain weight with my high metabolism. Get well soon guys. Start eating , I don't want you guys to die or...
    legzydawlyy legzydawlyy 18-21, F Jan 13

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    I really just need someone

    that understands me. I am addicted to thinspo and model obsessed. no one seems to understand, and it sucks. I feel so alone and empty. my friends are sick of me constantly bringing up calorie intake and work out plans. sometimes even goal weights. I know I shouldn't be talking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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    I'm 5'5 and weigh 94 pounds

    and it still isn't enough. My heart does funny things every day and I've started having internal bleeding due to laxative abuse. Eating disorders are far from glamorous.
    SkullRoseInsignia SkullRoseInsignia 16-17, T Oct 6, 2015

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    I hate being home because the only meal I eat

    anymore is dinner and I just purge whatever I eat later, I can't stop eating more than I need.
    UnluckilyLucky UnluckilyLucky 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Regrettably, Our friend Ana

         Allow me to introduce myself. My name, or as I am called by so called "doctors", is Anorexia. Anorexia Nervosa is my full name, but you may call me Ana. Hopefully we can become great partners. In the coming time, I will invest a lot of time in...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 20 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    I am 5'9 and 14 years old.

    I weigh 85 pounds and am hoping to loose more soon. My Eating Schedule: Monday- Wednesday 6 Crackers A Day. Thursday-Friday: Nothing Saturday: 13 blueberries Sunday: Nothing Thank Goodness I Have gym after lunch.
    EternallyScreamingInSilence EternallyScreamingInSilence 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2015

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    Well, first off I haven't been diagnosed with

    Anorexia. But I'm relapsing back into losing weight. So I joined the group I Am Becoming Anorexic. That group is terrible. There are so many people asking for Ana buddies on their. Like even more than there are in this one. I just wanted you to know that I'm not one of them. I...
    Hiway202 Hiway202 16-17, F Dec 9, 2015

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    I Have Battled Anorexia

    I have had Anorexia for 14 years.  I am only at a "normal" weight now due to force feedings. HW 160 lbs CW  130 lbs LW 64 lbs I will do anything to lose at least 30 lbs to start with and then take it from there.  I just need people to stop...
    Licorice Licorice 31-35, F 20 Responses Jul 21, 2007

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    A pic so you can see how I'm doing now.

    I ate my first full meal in a month today
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    I hate being anorexic.

    I feel like being a guy and being anorexic is the worst thing that could've happened to me. I can tell almost nobody about it because they joke about it or they say it's not possible. Why are there gender stereotypes about eating disorders? Why is a doctor the only person who...
    Spinner98 Spinner98 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    I don't think I am. But everyone is saying I am.

    Because I don't eat a lot. I've had it before. I've recovered from it I'm just not a hungry Tori. That's all. No problem here
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    Relapse is terrible. I thought I had forgotten

    what this felt like but I guess I didn't. Anybody willing to talk?
    Spinner98 Spinner98 16-17, M Oct 7, 2015

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    Why I Feel Like Quitting.. Need Advice

    Hello everyone, I am new to experience project and am looking for some advice on anorexia recovery. Any support is appreciated, I really need help from other sufferers right now. Let me start by sharing my story- My name is Courtney, and I am almost 19 years old. I was...
    dancer4444 dancer4444 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    i ate so much these past few days i feel

    so ******* gross. i made a promise to myself that i wont eat tomorrow.
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    iamanorexic666 iamanorexic666 26-30, F Nov 27, 2015

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    I used to be smaller

    than I am now. Why would anybody say that I need to gain more weight? Especially if my doctors are saying that I am healthy. Yeah, I lost a few pounds. But I am doing what I'm suppose to do. Perhaps it's stress. Maybe it's because I smoke and drink coffee. Those can cause weight...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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    Whos With Me

    I have an anorexia nervosa. The last 8 months have been a living hell for me. I slipped along unnoticed by my parents for a month then they caught on to my constant stomach aches or fullness they let it go fpr another month hoping it was just a terrible teenager phase. Oh boy...
    TryinghardAlltogethernow TryinghardAlltogethernow 18-21 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Im The Age Of 13 I Am In 8th Grade.

    I Am 5foot, 3 Inches... I Am 95-100 Pounds Non Stop Up And Down. I Need A Ana Buddy?? I Need A Strict One Fast
    devinamerman devinamerman 13-15, F 12 Responses Jan 24, 2015

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    I've had Ana for 2 years

    and I've been trying to recover for 4 months. I've been relapsing and I'm not quite sure what I should do with my body now.
    CrystalHurricane CrystalHurricane 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    It Isn'T Fair

    Look at me, I'm so damn skinny. I only weigh 260lbs. Someone help me gain weight. I hate being anorexic
    gainergirljiggles gainergirljiggles 22-25, F 13 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Don't have an appetite anymore.

    I'm starting to enjoy the feeling of being hungry again :( I'm scared :'(
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    (TW//Weight) Today I went to a checkup.

    I was really worried because I haven't been to the doctors in over a year, and I had assumed that in my recovery I had gained enough weight to not be considered anorexic anymore. That should be a good thing, but just because your body doesn't show it, doesn't mean you don't...
    princessoliivia princessoliivia 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    I Need An Ana Buddy.

    I just started with this and I don't want to give in before I give myself a chance. I'm a dependent person and with the recent death of my grandmother and the heartbreak of a significant other giving up on me... Well let's just say I have too much, I'm tired of being fat and I...
    failureisnotanoption failureisnotanoption 16-17, F 19 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Ana Is Myself ...

    ANA Is Me Myself and My Distorted Reflection ... Though I know but I still believe in the distorted perception ...   over 3 years untill now since she has been apart of me ... I need no sympathy but understanding ... I need you to feel me ...96 lbs with 5'5 feet...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 43 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    I saw my weight 107 pounds!

    !!!!! No no no I gained 4 founds. It's probably the Big Mac I ate yesterday. I can't focus at camp now all I keep thinking about is my weight. I just wish I can go back and be 100 pounds and stay there. Uggggh I hate this feeling
    BooBear99 BooBear99 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    Everybody says I am skinny.

    I just can't bring myself to believe it because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a fat, chubby girl. I weigh myself twice a day. If I lost weight, good, but I keep trying to lose more. If I haven't lost any weight, a try even harder to lose weight. If I gained weight, I...
    MelMelrules93 MelMelrules93 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    Attempting To Recover- My Experience

    A month ago, I was put in the emergency room because of cardiac arrest. Let me tell you, I was right in the middle of drivers Ed. How embarrassing it is to have your heart stop working with 30 classmates around you is awful. I couldn't breathe, I turned blue, and I shook...
    Musicgirl84 Musicgirl84 18-21, F 37 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    I'm really bad with my anorexia today.

    .... I've been struggling with it since I'm 14years old. When I was younger, I started with the mindset to be thin like other girls, but as time went on and I eventually became thin it continued. Over the years, it had shifted from a yearning to be pretty to a compulsion. When...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F Jan 11, 2015

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    VividMEhot VividMEhot 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    Feel so fat and disgusting.

    Please don't hate😒
    tinyanorexic tinyanorexic 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2015

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    Tomorrow Im not eating breakfast

    and its not being served at school tomorrow(half day)!So I don't have to act normal and eat! And maybe not dinner if my parents aren't home tomorrows going to be a good day:)
    nicole5227 nicole5227 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I need a pro-ana coach.

    I am really trying to lose 25 pounds if not more and I really need someone to guide me and help me along this process. Please no hateful or degrading comments.
    ishallfocus ishallfocus 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Ana buddy? Someone to share photos of quotes

    and motivation pics to.and will send some too
    Annmarierosewood Annmarierosewood 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    Why is gaining weight

    so hard? I did nothing wrong this time? I eat and actually enjoy eating. I mastered learning how to cook. My fear of food is slowly going away. But I went to the doctor because I was having shakes. And weighed 99Lbs. I want to be at my goal weight again. I want to look and feel...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    xbutterflyanax xbutterflyanax 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I just need someone to help me stay strong.

    Still 10 pounds from my goal weight. Thin is beautiful.
    Brooke2Big Brooke2Big 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    murderizedd murderizedd 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    I'm so sick of being anorexic,

    I can't be a normal teen. I was pulled out of school to go treatment, then when I come home I have to be homeschool and go to all these doctors appointments. I can't even go to Carol-winds with my Girl Scout troop next week. None of my "friends" talk to me. Whenever they are...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    I wish I didn't eat. I wish I didn't feel empty.

    I wish I knew who I am. I wish I could go back to who I was. I wish I was skinny. I wish I was me.
    Valentine244 Valentine244 13-15, F Mar 27, 2015

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    I Want To Be Anorexic..

    im 18 years old and i am over weight! see i dont mind my face and top half of my body but its my legs and belly i hate i dont even eat bad ataall and i dont sit around eeating 24-7 iv tried every diet there is and all i wanna do is become anorexic because i hate my life im sick...
    5 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    I've just turned 17 and I'm just under 90

    pounds. I've found anorexia so hard but recently I've been a lot better. I've got my weight upto where I am and I'm feeling a lot healthier. Obviously I have my bad days, but it's too be expected. Ultimately I think I'm finally beginning to win my battle.
    ameliap ameliap 18-21, F Feb 9, 2014

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    An Open Plea to Ana's Everywhere...

    Look, I'm the exact opposite of anorexic. My only eating disorder is that I like food and drink a little bit too much. Yep. I'm fat. Some days it's hard being the fat guy. Others, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I was once well north of 330lbs... Today, I am down to 280lbs...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 31 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    That means I starve myself

    even tho I am hungry I just feel like I am fat but people say that I am skinny
    sparkysaysmeow sparkysaysmeow 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2015

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