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I Have An Eating Disorder and Am In Recovery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    There Is Hope

    Hey all, I just suddenly felt the need to express that there is hope for ED recovery. I have battled it for eight years. I've been in multiple treatment centers, had several relapses, developed chronic health problems, attempted suicide, and been on the verge of death. My...
    intersex713 intersex713 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Recovery

    I have shared my story many times here but will not here, as want to say something different. But just needed to be in a group with those that are in recovery, as there will be bad days, recovery when decided is not an automatic 100% immediate transition to health. Recovery has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    I Just Need To Complain For A Moment.. ED talking in my head

    I am in recovery for my eating disorder for almost a year.. And everytime I think that I am better and that I can just decide that the eating disorder is gone, I realize that it's still there in my head. It's so annoying. The only way to battle it is to eat. Keep...
    lunachi lunachi 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    I just wanna tell u guys

    that u r strong and that ur on the right path. U can do this! I admire people recovering from eatingdisorders and depression and so on, it's so incredibly strong of u, and u've gotten this far. Keep fighting Cuz i know u can make it!
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 11

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    It's My Anniversary

    May 1st has become a special day for me. Today marks my first year of sobriety from bulimia. I have been struggling with this eating disorder for over 11 years, but this 11th year has been different. This year I won the struggle. Temptations still arise, but God has given me...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2011

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    If Only Food Could Just Be Food

    I’ve lived my whole life surrounded by disordered eating. It’s one reason I don’t like to be home. I have too many negative memories of food from home, and too many reminders of food problems. And school, too. Half my class at school had an eating disorder. And before...
    swings56 swings56 18-21, F Jan 8, 2011

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    Phew!...almost a Week

    I am halfway through my 6th day of recovery and i feel my body slowly but surely adjusting back to normal (whatever that is). I woke up today with my back and shoulders not as tight as usual, my face, neck and tummy not as swollen, and just a tad bit more energy than usual. Took...
    blondy blondy 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    You know you are getting somewhere in recovery

    when you can laugh about all the silly irrational ED rules you had a year ago. Like seriously I was so silly!
    Iwearhistags Iwearhistags 22-25, F Oct 9, 2014

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    My Battle With Bulimia

    In no way shape or form do i condone or wish this disease upon anyone! With that being said... I first became bulimic when a "friend" decided it would be smart to show me how i could eat a whole meal of bad food and not feel bad about it. I wish all the time that she...
    blondy blondy 26-30, F Sep 14, 2008

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    Hii I just wanted to give everyone an update on

    me. If you've seen my last posts then you would know I was in a very bad situation with starving myself, a little bit of self harming and in a horrible relationship with someone who made me feel down on myself. I'll first start with saying that when I made this I was 12/13 and...
    naysgirmonkeybutt naysgirmonkeybutt 13-15 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    Sickness from my immune system being broken

    down is absolutely the worst. Right now I have an infection in my intestines that I feel like I'm never going to kick. Anyone else been through this and know how to help?
    HeatherKittenn HeatherKittenn 18-21, F Jun 18, 2014

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    Just Started

    Well I Have Just Started Recovery, Seen the doctor twice and a dietician. If I lose any mroe weight then I will be sent to a clinic, I'm so scared! I don't want it to come to that but I feel that it will!   I am keeping a record of this in my blog, so can kep you updated...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16, 2009

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    Taken Myself Out

    SO Im no longer in recovery, my doctors were messing me around, and now I feel as though Im not important enough for them to bother about. I suppose I can try on my own... and if not find proper help...   Things have gotten worse in the last few weeks though so what do i...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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    I've just gained 2kgs,

    is it as bad as I see it right now?
    BubbleHolmes BubbleHolmes 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    I want to give people hope!

    !! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I basically fully recovered:) I recovered after a five year battle with anorexia nervosa. Including five inpatient stays & tons and tons of intense outpatient. At my worst I weigh 90lbs less than I do today & it made me...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    Dear Eating Disorder

    I am writing to you to say goodbye, goodbye to your lies, your cruel words, your false images, everyday you beat me up with your negativity. I am going to take back the control you have over me, I can't remember the last time I was able to do something without you being in the...
    LoraJane LoraJane 22-25, F Oct 7, 2013

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    No More Ed!

    Im am in treatment in a PHP program I go four days a week.  I guess the only advice I can offer is you just have to be willing to work hard and be honest to your self about your feelings. If anyone has suggestions I will gladly accepect them!
    derpdiderp derpdiderp 26-30 Dec 5, 2008

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    So its officially been four weeks

    since i have made myself throw up! Feeling pretty proud of myself. i'm still feeling very fat and disgusting but i am eating healthily and am taking it one day at a time! I have so much more energy now and my dietitian says that in three months i will be able to do exercise...
    LeilaOlivia LeilaOlivia 16-17, F Oct 23, 2014

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    My Eating Disorders

    Hi everyone, I've been struggling with bulimia and binge eating for years now. I go between the two. Sometimes I feel like im recovering and I really am and then something bad happens and i slip right back and the cycle continues.. My family isnt that supportive and ive gotten...
    smiley259 smiley259 22-25 Jun 12, 2013

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    I was anorexic for two years

    before my family finally figured it out. I went to a treatment facility for 81 days, where I celebrated my 17th birthday.
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F Dec 15, 2014

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    My Life With Ed

    i have been anorexic for 10 years. half my life. it then turned into bulimia and life got out of control. i have been in treatment on and off for 7 years. it has been a long hard rewarding battle. i have met so many amazing people. im doing a lot better now. my weight is stable...
    animaluver646 animaluver646 18-21, F Jun 3, 2012

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    I've been suffering with different eating disorders since I was about 7 when I stopped eating because the other kids would bully me about my weight. Then after about a year my...
    FeedingTheWolves FeedingTheWolves 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Back on my Prozac, and I have lost 7 lbs. Prozac controls my overeating. And my anxiety about my weight. When I am on it, I am 160lbs, which is healthy for me. I definitely want to...
    PoshPoet PoshPoet 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just found this app - having a bad flare up :( been struggling on and off since I was 14 - why do thoughts of food have to permeate my every waking thought. I am sick of punishing...
    g3mma g3mma 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was on a pretty good roll last week. I made it almost a week without binging at night or overeating during the day. Every evening I took the time to make a food plan for the next...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    What an unhealthy thought, but it was my life at one point and I won't ever forget that, because it makes me who I am. From sixth grade to my freshman year of high school I...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm trapped inside my body
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I'm hating this struggle. been trying my best to get better and feeling huge and disgusting. ED behaviors seems so tempting but hoping sleep might help me forget it. So exhausted...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I struggle with my image, honestly hate the way I look. I don't even know why I am like this. I hate every inch of my body. Its like an obsession to be thin or something.
    TheseBrokenSmiles TheseBrokenSmiles 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I might I don't want to believe so but I don't eat much have no need too I hate meats so I don't get enough protein and almost every morning I throw up and sometimes at night...
    Eloradanan98 Eloradanan98 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I know I already wrote about anorexia but i need to clear something about its partner, Bulimia. When you first think about Bulimia you probably see a girl eating an abnormal amount...
    gypsyme gypsyme 13-15 4 days ago

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    I feel horrible. I haven't been feeling well. my 8 year old daughter has been wanting to help me feel better- she even wants to be a doctor - she drew in her notebook I got her for...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Over the past year or two, I've been finding it more and more difficult to distinguish between when I'm dreaming and when I'm conscious. My dreams feel more vivid than real life...
    Surreal657 Surreal657 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    omg i'm going to kill someone because someone decided to make a anorexia Halloween costume and called it "ana rexia" like its basically making fun of ppl with anorexia
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    possible trigger warning.... I been eating enough these past few days. trying to fight this ED. i look bloated and feel horrible and huge. my thoughts has me think all this is...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I barely eat. I'm just never hungry. and I don't like alot of food. but I eat a bunch of junk. and yet no matter what or how much I eat I'm still a twig. I ate a 5 pound chocolate...
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M a week ago

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    never happy, never happy with how I look. So tired of struggling with ED... I been trying to just take care of this body the past couple of days. Just some improvement hoping might...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    my parents won't let me use the treadmill anymore because i over do it haha and i don't eat so they don't want me losing anymore weight which sucks but as long as i don't eat i'm...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F Aug 26

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    I am a 32-year-old male. I got sick with the stomach flu at age 12 and was left with rumination syndrome, or something close. Within a couple of weeks of getting sick, I...
    nthgmvs nthgmvs 31-35, M Aug 25

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    I'm starting the 2 weeks challenge tomorrow. Idk how I'm going to go through it because I always end up binging the first day at night. Any suggestions for night binges? Don't says...
    katherinejenner katherinejenner 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel so weak in side I don't want to eat but then I do eat and I hate my self so much for it I look in the mirror and I think I'm discusting and the same day my mom mom called me...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F Aug 23

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