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I Battle Bulimia and Depression

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    Does The Psychiatrist Help?

    i recently told my mother about how i make my self throw up in order to make myself feel better about myself and how i cant stray away from this sadness that now consumes my life. my doctor has directed me towards a nutritionist and psychiatrist. does this help? has anyone gone...
    6688lrs 6688lrs 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    My first time.... I was 10

    and is was summer time. I had just ate some pizza and I was so full....the thought of making mysef sick to relieve the fullness couldn't get out of my head. So I did it, and it was easy. And I haven't stopped yet...sure I can go long periods of time without doing it but it...
    Sheone Sheone 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    I won't eat anything

    until next year ^^ So i dun hv to purging anymore I want to end this year happily and Start good new year
    nownowhi nownowhi 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Slowly Drowning

     I have struggled with eating disorders since I was 15. I routinely starved myself in highschool, and went on long runs in the middle of the night. I started binging and purging my freshman year of college. I had begun dating a guy who wanted me to lose weight, so I began...
    lunhseapyralis lunhseapyralis 22-25 2 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Lost Lost Lost

    5 more lbs..... :) or :( FML
    AlyceOverTheRainbow AlyceOverTheRainbow 26-30, F May 31, 2011

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    I Uderatand

    Since I was 16 I have been swinging between, anorexia, bulimia and acohol addiction. It is so scary but I only feel good nwhen at least one of these demons is in playI find it really bad but comforting to function more easily as a bulimic than  to admit that I ...
    lookingglassal lookingglassal 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2008

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    I Feel Like Such A Fraud

    anyone looking from the outside would think my life is pretty good right now. maybe because ive become so good at hiding whats really going on in my life. ive just graduated from uni, got a job, etc etc and i have no reason to be depressed. but i am. im  so miserable. i...
    allybally49 allybally49 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Betray!

    huh....m so deppressed.....i mean what's my fault just 2 fell in love.......ugh..i dn knw....whr did i go wrong......ma best frnd is showning me attitiude....she ditched me like she dn knw me when i seriouxly needed her.......i dn knw 2 trust whom and whom not.......m left wid no...
    sadnesslovesme sadnesslovesme 16-17, F Nov 18, 2011

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    Bulimia, Depression, Sadness

    i need help. im so lost everyday. i stare at my body everyday and i hate it! i have a daughter so i cant give up or anything. but i feel like makingmyself throw up helps me through the day. i always feel better. it feels better to throw up than it will ever feel to eat and if i...
    Blairlost Blairlost 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    What's Wrong With Me?

    I have been battling bulimia, anorexia and depression for over 10 years. I moved to a new city 300 miles away from my family and friends 2 years ago. It's so hard. Sometimes, I feel alright. Other times I just want to crawl in a hole and never come out. Today, I just started...
    cassie416 cassie416 31-35 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    HURTING Inside....

     Hey You guys, Funny to see how everybody HURTS INSIDE but smile outside.I'm 21 and started my "B"when i was 17. In a month and a half I lost an extreme amount of weight. Years went by and the ghost is always haunting me.Even if I promise myself, people around me...
    lanig lanig 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    Hanging In There

    I forgot entirely about all the stories I submitted on here, the latest one being in September, until someone posted a comment a few days ago. And I read through all my posts again and realised that I still have a long way to go, but I havent given up yet and thats the important...
    slh544 slh544 18-21, F Mar 9, 2013

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    I'm Ready To Give Up Now.

    I have tried, I'm not lying, I've really tried. I have told my family, I have been seeing someone, I have cut my ex out of my life (he really doesn't help me feel any less worthless), I have tried doing things I enjoy, I have tried getting out of the house instead of lying in bed...
    slh544 slh544 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    It's The Only Thing I Can Control In My Life

    My life from the outside was literally, picture perfect for a 17 yr old girl. All girls private school, popular group, hot boyfriend, good grades, happy out going personality - everything I ever wanted. About a year ago it crashed. I lost my friends, boyfriend, I dropped out of...
    anniebean anniebean 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Lost!

    I am a mother of 2 beautiful children and a wife of a wonderful husband, but I am an unhappy person.They say you can't make people happy unless you are happy yourself. I am 27 and I have been battling Bulimia for the last 15 years. It started when my family members started...
    asainville asainville 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    Hello I'm New

     Hi everyone, My name is Alex(andra) but I go by Alex. I am 23 and have been a bulimic for six years now. Everyday I wonder what it is that triggered me into becoming a bulimic. It was my first year of university that I started and I guess it's just a coping mechanism for...
    Alex1986 Alex1986 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2009

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    When Will It End...???

    I am am 29. I have been bulimic since I was 14. Anorexic from 15-19. A meth head from 20-24. I have f*cked myself up completely. But I am still bulimic. How can I stop? I've tried psychotherapy hypnothyerapy, counselling, CBT been bullied by friends (that care), antidepressants...
    Jaspa Jaspa 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    Sick And Tired

    My personal experience started in my teenage years when i was told continuously that i was fat by a boyfriend at the time and started to believe it; fast forward 30 years and i still believe it now, although that boyfriend is long gone. I don't know now whether it was that...
    barbarab barbarab 41-45 May 30, 2011

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    I Can'T Be Getting it.....Right?

    I have battled depression for a while now and my body image has never been something I liked. I have always had this dislike, this frustration when it comes to my body. I have harmed myself but never done this. This is the third time I've forced myself to throw up in a month...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I hate when people over simplify depression. It hurts so much to hear people who are supposed to care about me say things like, "You just have to be more positive." Or to be told...
    SunshineMoonshineSoulshine SunshineMoonshineSoulshine 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    For about 4 years i struggled with bulimia i felt like a walking zombie. I looked terrible and i felt terrible often i would think about suicide never with intentions to act upon...
    supmynig supmynig 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've fought with my depression since i was 5 years old, but never really understood it till i was 8 years old. since then I've been battling myself with multiple mental illnesses...
    kelsey1426 kelsey1426 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have battled depression my whole life. I remember coming home from first grade and crying because everyone hated me. I started taking antidepressents at age 15 and have taken...
    Marseymo Marseymo 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    13 facts must be known if you love someone who fights depression 1. Depression is not a choice. Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can...
    Fo2los Fo2los 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I promised that if I ever got better I would do something to help others in my situation. That was 34 years ago. I am just so happy to be well again. So much time has past that I...
    quickrush quickrush 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I have been battle depression for a long time I feel alone no friend
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have battles with depression nearly my entire my life!! Some days are worse than others!
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Living with depression is like seeing shadows instead of the real things and problems in life. They all seem bigger, scarier and darker than they actually are. The funny thing...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Once upon a time there lived a beautiful couple who loved each other very much. He had a good job and she had designs of brilliance. They were living with a terrible friend of his...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Aug 26

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    My bf is battling depression. He failed a licensure exam few months ago that crushed him pretty bad. He cannot study and take it again due to his depression. He was given sleeping...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Ever since depression consumed my life, everything has fallen apart. Although it was not all that great to start with. I guess I will never be able to remember what a normal and...
    SkylerJacobson SkylerJacobson 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I have battled with depression for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Some people don't like the term "battle" but it is a apt description when dealing with M/D, and you are in it for the long haul. I was diagnosed with it long before " bipolar" was...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M Aug 25

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    I, amazingly, woke up today with a huge, heavy, dark weight on my shoulders. I went from last night, whirring over the endless possibilities my life, relationship, future held for...
    Jessa3141 Jessa3141 26-30, F Aug 25

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    .. ( whispering to myself... ) .. I think theres something wrong with me..... It shouldnt be so hard to socialize with people.. I shouldnt have to keep fighting moods... I shouldnt...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Someone told me today depression wasn't a real thing. That I couldn't possibly be feeling the way I do. That it's not a real problem. That I need to grow up and get over myself...
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Depression has got a hold on me. I been feeling it for a couples months now. Today I been thinking about cutting myself. I been crying for a bit. I can't cope anymore...
    lovemeiris lovemeiris 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    This morning I woke up feeling like **** and like my depression hit me with a brick in the face. So I cancelled my plans with friends for the day and straight up told them...
    Todashiko Todashiko 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    Hi everybody, this isn't so much an experience as much as it is just me trying to help you out. Some friends and I have started a project based in Chicago called Stay Alive For Me...
    Todashiko Todashiko 16-17, F Aug 22

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    Dark grayish smoke fills the air, following the acrid stench of rotting flesh and burning wood, places the mood across the the battle field a dreary one. The earth is scarred black...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    So this is what I posted on my blog. Depression is too complex and hard to deal with so I'm not saying I have the cure here or anything like that, but reading this MIGHT help a...
    weirdcharlie weirdcharlie 16-17, T 5 Responses Aug 21