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I Am Anorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,570 People

    I have been really depressed

    and the thought of eating makes me sick. I have dropped 8 lbs in one week and it honestly scares me. I didn't stop eating this time because I wanted to, I just physically can't eat right now. I've never dropped weight so fast like this before
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I simultaneously feel like a giant blob

    and know I'm skinny. I want a flatter stomach and thinner thighs. I hate my body. I want to be better than I am now. I'm 75lbs and don't want to lose weight, just the appearance of fat. I'm disgusting.
    aholliday3300 aholliday3300 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Watching a documentary on Self harm

    and they're talking about eating disorders, it isn't just a choice, it's a mental illness, like bipolar. However, watching this is making me more determined to lose weight! My lowest weight was 72lbs, currently back up to 109lbs, goal weight, 80lbs!
    NavyGirlfriend94 NavyGirlfriend94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Anorexia Isn't Much Fun.

    I have had anorexia for about 11 years. It started when I was 5 and is still here after all this time. My highest weight was 185, my current weight is 130 and my lowest weight at this hight was 65. Umm.. I haven't had much luck in the health department due to it (frequent...
    blueskitty blueskitty 16-17, F 15 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    I WILL be pretty DAMMIT!

    I can beat this eating disorder.
    HalfVenti HalfVenti 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    For the last five weeks I have been in

    treatment (lucky me -_-) I'm supposed to be discharged next Thursday but the director may want to keep me longer cause I have terrifying nightmares that keep me up. I don't want to be in treatment longer. I swear if I'm there longer if lose it
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I have been told by everyone,

    even my family that I am fat. I have a weird genetic disorder where I do not get physically hungry, so since it doesn't really effect me, why should I eat?
    Believera Believera 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Today all I've had is a protein shake.

    I've biked 4 miles, had a 3 hour practice, and an ab workout. My parents obvi don't know, and I lied to my best friend and told him I ate breakfast when the topic came up although he doesn't know about my anorexia either. Now we are going to dinner at my cousins house and my...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I lost the person I loved most

    because I could not let go of Ana. It's so hard to let go of her. She's been my best friend forever. I cry because I'm so torn. But I know if I want to LIVE and LOVE, I have to say goodbye to her. I just don't know how.
    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I just had a huge really bad panic attack

    and I was wondering what coping mechanisms you guys have for restaurants and for when Ana wont shut up and wont stop making you feel terrible, mentally and physically. I learned laying under my bed helps calm me down from my panic attacks, what do you guys have?
    SafetyPatrolRoxUrSox SafetyPatrolRoxUrSox 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    The Asian Method Of Staying Slim...

    ... is NOT to diet. But that involves an important change in the way you think about food. Before you laugh at me and stop reading, please just give me a few minutes of your time. I live in Singapore. I am familiar with most parts of South and Southeast Asia. People are NOT...
    AndrewPenney AndrewPenney 41-45 44 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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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

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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 7 Responses Jan 24

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    I need help fast. I'm not able to run water in

    the house because basement is flooding but I really reallly need to purge right now and don't know how... someone help me before I breakdown!
    vyrlox vyrlox 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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

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    I'm in a destructive downward spiral

    but nothing feels more important than this. Just this one thing. I need to be thin. Delicate. Fragile. This is the only thing I know how to do.
    Saigatatarica Saigatatarica 18-21, F Mar 10

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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 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    "You look like a model!

    ".. But it's been the ugliest thing I could do to myself.
    lilqueenbee lilqueenbee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    The Fight Against Ana

    I will not say "I used to be anorexic". That would be a false statement, once anorexia takes over, you will always be anorexic, the thoughts will always be in the back of your head. I am a survivor of anorexia I will say. When I became anorexic, it was just an extreme diet to...
    TeenMommyof4 TeenMommyof4 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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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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    Today I weighed in at 99.

    5 lbs. It has been my dream since I was 14 to be under 100 lbs again. At 14 I was 5'2" and now I am 5'4" The sad part is, now I just want to shrink more and more....
    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 22-25, F 45 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    We Have A Serious Problem. . . A Must Read

    There seems to be a growing trend with these postings on this group looking for ana buddies. Lets address this issue.    Ana buddies is an oxy-moron. Buddies, or friends, don't encourage each other to destroy their health and injure their bodies. Real friends...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2010

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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

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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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    I want to be sick again.

    He broke me and I want to destroy myself for him
    Saigatatarica Saigatatarica 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I have a 5 hour drive

    for my Official Visit this morning and there's a box of doughnuts in the back seat. I ate 3/4 of one this morning around 9 and I would like at least half of another one but I am terrified that I'll over indulge- that's what drives my anorexia- a need for control. And so if I don...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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 get where you're coming from,

    blaming some one else for your disorder. I mean yeah, ugly comments can tribute to it, but you can't blame other people for your anorexia. It's mainly just being unhappy with yourself. I have no one to blame but myself, but i don't want to change the way I am. I like not eating...
    shinexnaked shinexnaked 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "People with eating disorders do not choose to

    become ill, but they can choose to get better." This quote makes sounds inspiring, but often times, it depresses me. Yes, we "can" choose, but it's not easy to choose to get better..
    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Hey I am looking for a support buddy to help

    each other not crave to binging or eating let me know if you are interested!
    Chloe2055 Chloe2055 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 26

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    I hate this. I weighed in at 103.

    And my goal weight has always been 100. So now I feel torn. Ashamed that I "need" to gain weight..
    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    You're Probably Anorexic If...

      Please take the time to read this entire story before commenting. Comments that do not follow the Community Standards will be promptly reported and removed.  You're probably anorexic if... You've memorized the calorie content of virtually everything...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 21 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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

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    Skinny.

    There's no such thing as "too skinny". I want people to notice my weight loss. It's an achievement, and I won't stop till I get it.
    izzymeg7 izzymeg7 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    I used to be thin,or thinner.

    . I want to go back to that c: <3 Ana buddy? :3 I would like someone whom I can support and be supported by,in good and in bad days <3
    Tallandthin Tallandthin 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I don't know if I'd call myself anorexic.

    I don't feel like I've ever had it bad. I'm here because over the last few days I had been in a feud with my parents and I refused to leave my room for anything. For the first couple of days I didn't eat anything, and on the third day I found this mostly empty can of nuts. And...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I'm Highly Addicted

    Hey guys. I'd like to say I'm not Anorexic...But that would be a lie, I am. I'm 20 years old, 5'4, 118bls. I've been underweight by 20-25bls for most of my life, till I got my first job at Mcdonald's when I was about 15.  When I was 15 I was 110 to 115...
    MorphineXxLipsxX MorphineXxLipsxX 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    I drank water and held my pee to weigh in at

    103.0 lbs exactly at weigh in yesterday. but this morning, I weighed in at 101.5 lbs. Why is it that I just want to be sub 100 lbs? Maybe because when I turned 100 lbs my mother asked my pediatrician if we should be concerned with the "great" weight gain. I was 14 years old and...
    daisycuddling daisycuddling 22-25, F Mar 5

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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 36 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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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.
    TeenagerInPain TeenagerInPain 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    i didnt eat for 2 days

    and my partner decided to get chinese and watched me eat it he stayed with me for 4 hours i couldnt be sick i feel so fat and stupid i really didnt want it i feel guilty
    givenupforever givenupforever 22-25, F 5 Responses