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I Have An Eating Disorder and Am In Recovery

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Has Anyone Ever Felt Like This?

    Anybody in recovery ever get that feeling of wanting your eating disorder back? I have been feeling that way for the past few days and I hate it. The ED thoughts are telling me to act out. I want to listen to it so bad. I have been in recovery for 5 years and the thought of...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

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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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I starved myself for a week now, it's an emotional feeling that comes and goes. Today I accidentally ate and I wasn't hungry now I feel guilty and regret doing that.
    HaileyVogue HaileyVogue 13-15, F a week ago

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    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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    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 debated wether to join this group or one that uses the term "might have" an eating disorder. I've studied it. Logically I know I do. But sometimes I feel just utterly paranoid...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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...
    scmichelle051 scmichelle051 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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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 Aug 20

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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 1 Response Aug 5

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    Having an eating disorder and hearing people constantly nagging you to "just eat" really sucks.
    bibaaa bibaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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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 4 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 Response Aug 21

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    It's the sixth month of my ED now. I've lost five kilograms , don't feel weak at all tho. The same routine continues everyday college, studies, work , home, the tiring cycle...
    CrushednBroken CrushednBroken 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure where to start, but I guess I'll start off by saying I'm positive I have Depersonalization Disorder, but I am not officially diagnosed. I would like to share my...
    faithinmyself faithinmyself 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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...
    ccb22 ccb22 16-17, F Aug 5

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    it hurt so much whenever i see myself in the mirror and compare myself before recovery :( I still can't free myself from having negative thoughts.
    MCHIYO MCHIYO 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have relapsed greatly into bingeing and purging, my weight is now about 120lbs at 5'5-5'6.. I hate being a "healthy" weight. I need my bones back, everything was so much safer...
    discoveringisabel discoveringisabel 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to weigh myself everyday. I don't now because my scale is broken. I purposely skip meals sometimes. I calorie restrict a lot. I binge. I am on both extremities of eating and...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Aug 18

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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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    I feel so fcken fat like no joke i seriously need to stop eating fml
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm freaked out that I'm eating too much sugar.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Alright, I don't starve myself or make myself throw up or anything. But I binge. I haven't been eating as much in the past week or so (Not starving, I've just cut down and started...
    raehmm raehmm 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm really not sure what experience this would fit into, so I'll post it to a few because I need help. The past few days I haven't spoke a lot or eaten a lot. I've just been in my...
    raehmm raehmm 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am sufferibg from bulimia. I don't have body image issues. This was a trained behavior. I feel like I walk a tight rope trying not to slip . I feel the urge to purge all the time...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I know I have a problem, but how do I get over it? Advice would be appreciated. I am morbidly obese. I weigh 340 pounds and I am 5'10. I am not your typical fat girl though. I...
    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I used to have Ana and Mia and I was 100lbs but now I'm 132lbs and back with Ana. I'm scared about purging cos it ruins it teeth and also I love food. If my mom asks me to eat what...
    julescraycray julescraycray 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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