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I Am Battling An Eating Disorder

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    Anyone looking for a recovery buddy/ someone to

    help get through the hard times? I was diagnosed with ednos in february after struggling with symptoms of bulimia and anorexia for a little over a year. After I was diagnosed, I was put into intensive family based and outpatient treatment. Even though I'm doing better, I still...
    ccb22 ccb22 16-17, F Aug 5

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    Struggling

    I hate to say that I am struggling right now, since so many other people are deeling with so much worse stuff right now. But I wanted to share to everyone that I do have an eating disorder. I try to starve myself until I almost brake open.. I HATE eating so bad!! I hate the...
    cementerygates cementerygates 16-18, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    Stabbing Day

    Blood test day, joy another bruise to add to my collection, it ****** me off because i know the bruise from last time hasn't heeled yet but the pathologist always chooses the same spot, i look like a heroine junky. :( i know todays blood test will be bad, fingers crossed not...
    pss004 pss004 18-21, F Nov 22, 2010

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    Is Anyone Like This ? how can I take control

    I can't eat and even when I force myself to eat I gag and make myself even more sicker. I can go on for days without food . My hair is falling out everyday it's getting worse to the point I have to wear extensions. I run out of breathe easily and I'm constantly moody, I really...
    Kimmy1993 Kimmy1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Professional Bulimic

    Yes, i've become a genius and an eating liar...i was 12 or 13 when it started. (this isn't a title im proud of AT ALL) Puberty hit, and i was embarassed and ashamed of the womenly curves i started to attain...i hoped they'd go away so i could be thin like the other girls in...
    LuvlyLidz0989 LuvlyLidz0989 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2009

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    Day 5

    feel a little bit frustrated... i guess i'm so used of dealing problems with another problem...i dont know what im gibberishin' about...what i'm trying to say is that..things arent goin so well around me..and its a challenge for me to not go back where i spend all day eating...
    Tikadolly Tikadolly 18-21, F Nov 8, 2012

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    Coming Clean

    Hi Guys, Im not too sure how this blogging works, I've never wrote a blog of any kind before so bare with me!  With the past two years I have been bulimic. I started when I was 19yrs old and carried it on ever since. It started off with vomiting up my dinner on a Sat night...
    MissD90 MissD90 18-21 Jan 27, 2012

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    Check This Out...

    I really encourage everyone to look at Amber's story.  She was brave enough to share several pieces of artwork she drew based on her own experience with her Eating Disorder.  There is also her story at the end with several interview questions.  I think she is truly...
    EPSarah EPSarah 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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    Longing For Recovery

    My childhood was wonderful. I was a daddy's girl and my family was pretty happy. My mother wasn't around much but when she was I wouldn't be spending time with her, we weren't and still aren't exactly close. My anorexia tendencies began when I was about 10 years old. I remember...
    klare1 klare1 18-21 2 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    My Letter To Ednos

    EDNOS, I love you so much, I know I can count on you, You'll never leave me, You are my friend in difficult times Make me feel thin, I want you to make me feel thin, I need you to make me feel thin You know how to make me feel special at times when I need to feel special I don...
    Nuella Nuella 22-25, F Mar 9, 2012

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    This battle with my eating disorder is becoming

    extremely difficult and I don't know if I can do it. The doctor has put me on these shakes called Fortisip and I just cannot pick up the courage to drink them. I am literally so scared to drink them. I don't want to gain weight and I want to continue to lose weight but I'm...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Jun 1

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    I can remember the moment

    and day when I was 15 years old and started my long journey with anorexia and bulimia the same way an alcoholic can remember their first drink. I started so I thought back then to start starving myself because I wanted to be skinny and like my older sister that was and still...
    scmichelle051 scmichelle051 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    This Is Me

    i have been bulimic for almost 2years now and becoming bulimic at 30 is so hard to come to terms with, as i am sure it is at any age i am a mother of two pre teen children and shouldnt have developed at eating disorder at this stage of my life i have had depression and PTSD for...
    cryinginsidetheblack cryinginsidetheblack 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Finally

    Considering getting help. Nutritionist/therapist/inpatient anything. Thinking this is a problem, well maybe. Knowing that 100 calories will not kill me. Knowing if I only eat "pure" foods all the time, I'll become terrible underweight...
    Neko27 Neko27 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2008

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    Like any other person,

    I have pretty much struggled with my weight my entire life. Ups, and downs. Lefts, and rights. I was so over being "fat" as a teen. Now as a young adult, I went from being 5'10" and 118lbs (what I feel to be epicly perfect) to being 5'10" and 170...In less than a year. My weight...
    BeThinXsin BeThinXsin 22-25, F 1 Response May 29

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    For a Long Time Now....

    both when i was 6st12lbs and 13st13lbs (NOT 14st lol...) i had as many issues with food. Its been diagnosed as an EDNOS, some week i wont eat, some i eat too much, some i make myself sick. I never has more than 1,500kcal in a day, i just cant do it. being vegan probably helps...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F Sep 11, 2008

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    Ed

    ii am  battling an eating disorder plus a strange addiction to claritin-d and no-doze
    mslynnee mslynnee 31-35 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    Having an eating disorder

    and hearing people constantly nagging you to "just eat" really sucks.
    bibaaa bibaaa 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It is absolutely a nightmare to have an eating

    disorder, it's as if it drags you over and over and over again whenever you try to recover. Recovery is difficult but not impossible the problem is the voices never stop, the negativity is overwhelming that suicide has been attempted. It's a vicious endless cycle to be honest, I...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F Jul 13

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    Many Years Now

    Wow I can't even remember when I haven't had an eating problem...the thing is...it's never been classified as anything cause I try to hide it. Half the time I simply forget to eat because I never get hungry. Half the time I eat way too much cause no matter what I do it seems...
    raevynvelcros raevynvelcros 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Eating Out

    "Your mom and I are going out to eat. Do you want to come?" My dad puts on his hat, he's standing in the hall way and ready to walk out the door. Time stops for a moment and I'm about to stand up, but something keeps me down. "No, I'm good." "Are you...
    Neko27 Neko27 16-17, F Aug 14, 2008

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    Battling An Eating Disorder

    I've went to rehab for anorexia about 2 months ago, if Anyone is struggling or just want to talk message me..
    frecklestylepolka frecklestylepolka 16-18, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2007

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    .I'm 16, going into my junior year of highschool

    and I just want to be normal. I have been living with what I now realize is binge eating disorder for 2-3 years now and its been a little over a year sense I first realised what it was. I had always been the pudgy kid in middle school and elementary school and in 8th grade...
    jezziw98 jezziw98 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Teeth

    its not real a story i just want tell everyone out there if u are bulimic u end up like me i am 39 i false teeth because i made my self sick so much i had them for 10 years i only have 6 owe teeth left so please all people suffering be careful not just emotioal problom but it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 31, 2011

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    Ana and Mia. My two best friends,

    who have almost killed me, but I desperately need them around. I feel lost without either one. Some days I will eat all day, and feel so guilty I'd purge, and other days I'd go days without eating anything. I feel like no matter what my weight is, I'll never be happy, or feel...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It Feels Like A Lie

    So.. my psychiatrist asked me to contact the ED clinic because all my paper work is final and I haven't heard of the clinic ever since I came there in person to give them papers my GP wrote for them. It's been foor weeks ago   when I was there I hesitated to call, because I know...
    Nuella Nuella 22-25, F May 10, 2012

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    I was trying to get over this relapse by myself

    but I really need someone to talk to that doesn't know me. All my family and friends just make me feel guilty and are too worried about how it makes them feel that they bring no help at all. I've been in and out of this **** for most of my life and I was clean for almost a year...
    DigitalBlue DigitalBlue 18-21, F Aug 13

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    My Disordered Eating

    I was always the "skinny one", everybody told me how thin I was, how underweight. I was athletic as a child I did ballet, ice skating, soccer, basketball, I always ate whatever I wanted and I never gained weight, I'd have pressure to gain weight from my parents and finishing a...
    letsrunawayxx letsrunawayxx 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Always

    Sometimes too much food, sometimes too little, why can't food simply be my fuel, instead of one of my many medications/life controls?!?!
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    So basically i have an eating disorder and i think my teacher was figuring out that i had one and i need to know if you guys think that he started to figure it out or not. At lunch...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I first entered this site and looked for eating disorder support and help I came across some entries. All of the responses were for 'pro-mia pro-ana' ........ Can I please...
    caitcaitc caitcaitc 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I grew up with a mother who has slowly become morbidly obese. All my life she was overweight but as I grew older I began to notice just how overweight she was becoming. My dad is...
    tracy1990 tracy1990 22-25, F Jul 24

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    Three years ago I developed an eating disorder. I barely ate anything and lost 10 kg. Then after a while I started bingeing and purging and gained back weight. I really wanted to...
    irisjuuu irisjuuu 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I was looking through some old pictures, deleting a lot of them and I saw how thin I was in my prime... Gah. I always aspired to be thinspo lol and it looks like I am, for myself...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Anorexia and bulimia seemed so distant to me when I was growing up. It seemed completely irrational to me that someone could just not eat, and puking seemed impossible to force...
    rachelthedreamer rachelthedreamer 16-17, F Jul 27

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    Each day more n more i think about it i think im starting to get my eating disorder again i feel so worthless and disgusting,self hate i feel like i don't want to be strong i don't...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F Aug 11

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    exercising because I want to. Not because I want to lose weight. I will not let my eating disorder control me
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm a very level headed teenager. And then I got told I had an eating disorder and now it controls my life... Every day I think about food constantly, I don't eat it but I...
    justsmile1990 justsmile1990 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Message me if you want to chat, if anyone's going through/been through an eating disorder I'd appreciate talking to someone who understands
    justsmile1990 justsmile1990 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I would love to give a big ef' you to all of the people in my life who ever believed I developed an eating disorder for attention. 20 years later, I guess I must have not achieved...
    staleMommyof4 staleMommyof4 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Worst part of my disorder is that i feel i have to socially isolate myself to protect the disorder. Its painful 😔
    7405me 7405me 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I get so scared of gaining weight. And I've been told many times by my step mom that I am fat. I used to think I was so pretty. I didn't think I was fat. I actually looked very...
    AshLovesLink AshLovesLink 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    During my sophomore year of high school I suffered from ENDOS. In my sophomore year, I realized that I wasn't happy with my body, and I was gonna do something about it. It...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I've been eating about 500 calories a day, but I throw a lot of it up. I'm not pro ana, because I haven't been losing a lot of weight, I'm just tired of being fat.
    101worthless101 101worthless101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    When and why did eating become so hard? :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Does anyone else always feel guilty every night at this time after eating and worry about how many calories and weight gain! Just wanna be skinny
    redheadxx redheadxx 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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    .. I'm so used to saying that "something is wrong with my stomach, I just can't hold food down".. For years that I think I actually believed it. Realizing recently that I don't...
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee 22-25, F Jul 31

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    I recovered for a while, but emotionally and mentally I felt much more out of control and it wasn't really worth it, I've stopped eating again, and things seem to be much better...
    reachingforthesun reachingforthesun 16-17, F Aug 6

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    My mom asked why I looked so pale I'm like ummmm not staying in the sun then she's like no have u been eating I'm like uhhhh ya duh she looked at me and said what u want for dinner...
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 6

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