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I Had a Feeding Tube When In Treatment For Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    The Tube

    It was taped to my cheek and gave me a tan line.   I always felt weird going out in public with it-- people would stare.   Now I've pierced my nose on the side the tube was-- to remind me of how hard recovery has been, and that I never, never want to go back to my...
    seatangle seatangle
    18-21
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    Im Lost And Scared

    when i first went into treatment i refused to eat and hated the drinks they would replace my meal with they tasted sickly sweet and i was soo scared that i was putting on heaps every min so i told them i cant do it and that i need the tube, when i got it in i freaked i just...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2011

    I felt like dying. I was crying all the time.

    My friends came to visit and they didn't understand.
    thatintrovert511 thatintrovert511
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    The Worst Time Of My Life

    The second time i was forced to have an NG tube was the most frightening time of my anorexic life. I was sectioned on a medical ward for six months and I hated the weight that i gained,i hated that there was nothing i could do about it...... I did get away with going into the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 16, 2010

    NG Tube.

     I had an NG tube for two months.  I gained 30 pounds with it in that amount of time.  It was terrifying to have put in, and yet, terrifying to have it taken out.  It was almost like a safety blanket. Seven months later, my dietitian wanted me to get a PEG...
    lapetitemoi lapetitemoi
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2009

    Stupid Ng Tube!

    Hi!I've had a feeding tube during treatment many times.  A month here, two months there... I was in and out of treatment for about 8 years.  Almost every time, I would get the tube.  I hated it so much.  My nasal passages are narrow, so it made my nose...
    Licorice Licorice
    31-35, F
    Jan 25, 2010

    I still remember it..

    .It was about 8 months ago, and I was in the inpatient ward in Toronto for eating disorders...I had gone a couple days without food, and my heart rate and vital signs were dropping. I was laying in bed, with my IV pumping into my arm and my tv glowing in the darkness of the night...
    katsed katsed
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 6, 2015
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