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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 16-17, F Dec 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    My g/f had an eating disorder where she counted calories. She would not eat food but instead drink a few glasses of coffee a day. When we had our child her body changed and she...
    musclemanmark musclemanmark 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am obsessed with my body. I just want to be skinny. Why am I so fat? After having binge eating during a year I took a lot of weight then Mia came. She forced me to throw up...
    assia25 assia25 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well, im in recovery again. eating is a sometimes ok thing. Some days im hungry and give in, other days anna's in control. i cant wait to be rid of this eating disorder once and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I am at war... with myself. Actually, it's more like tug-of-war. My Life is in a long game of tug-of-war with My Body (either way, I consider myself a soldier, but you can think...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My bulimia soon turned into anorexia after finding out what throwing up does to my teeth, as I'm super strict with oral health. Anyways, through that time, i dropped a lot of...
    ProHappiness ProHappiness 13-15, F a week ago

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    Eating disorder was never my main illness, it think it developed due to my Schizotypal Personality and Depression, but I know what is to struggle with eating disorder...I can say...
    lauruze lauruze 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I have an eating disorder, but know one in my family takes me seriously. I know I have Binge Eating Disorder and I have had it for a long time now. I can't stop putting food in my...
    Marisa67002 Marisa67002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My father and I both had eating disorders. I'm a girl though. someone once told me that a girl said eating disorders are for girls. That probably didn't help them, it just puts...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So, I think my anorexia is coming back. I've been eating a lot recently, but throwing it all up. I'm sick of doing that. All I want is to be skinny. I hate myself and when I...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Last year January I was admitted to hospital after I collapsed.I of course knew why but no one else did.I have been harboring horrible eating habits from everyone and this had...
    UnderTheSameStars UnderTheSameStars 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I find my biggest confliction with my eating disorder is my weed habit. I smoke pot for my insomnia/depression and I love it. I was on a whole bunch of meds that made me feel...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    So yesterday was eating fast food. From getting Arby's, to froyo and then a very greasy pizza. Well when I woke up this morning I thought I gained a lot. Like it feels like my face...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Bulimia nervosa was my eating disorder!
    cowboy331 cowboy331 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    always here if someone needs advice or help or anything concerning recovering from an eating disorder, relapsing, etc. I'm happy to help!
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F Apr 9

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    recently diagnosed with binge eating disorder and going to start CBT group in May. does anyone have experience with this treatment
    troyabout troyabout 51-55, M Mar 27

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    Absence. I've been gone due to my eating disorder and its repurcussions. I apologize to my friends.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 Apr 11

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    I didn't really have a full-blown eating disorder. I used to make myself throw up. a lot. I would eat a meal then feel so sick and so gross that I would immediately run to the...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I have never truly came out about my eating disorder. I have been on and off with anorexia for a while. I recently became bulimic and I also binge eat a lot. I'm 17 and gay and...
    rchris96 rchris96 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have never truly came out about my eating disorder. I have been on and off with anorexia for a while. I recently became bulimic and I also binge eat a lot. I'm 17 and gay and...
    rchris96 rchris96 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'd never tell anyone about my eating dissorder because they'd just be like... "Well why arnt you skinny?"...
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My daughter's birthday is the same day as my recovery birthday. When I tell people that my daughter my angel, I mean exactly that. When she was born, it was the happiest day of my...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I just started recovery a few weeks ago and i feel miserable!😒 I've b/p'd even more than usual, and I can feel how much I've gained. I know I shouldnt, but i want so badly to be...
    discoveringisabel discoveringisabel 13-15, F Apr 3

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    I remember my anorexia like it was yesterday. I did things every day for 3 years that did harm to my body-I was killing myself slowly each day. It made me who I am today. Recovery...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Ok so last night I saw my friend do Cinderella ballet. Well after that her family took me and my other friend to dinner......at 11 pm. We went to Denny's and it was the first time...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Since i was even a tartlet.... All my life has been a series of binge eating without purging, then starvation, on and off, on and off. I'm binge eating nonstop as for now. I see...
    AprilBurden23 AprilBurden23 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've tried this normal eating thing for three days, and today the guilt is becoming unbearable, going back to my old ways again
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F Apr 3

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    So at the age 20 I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have been diagnosed with a chemical imbalance since the age of seven as they did not want to label a seven year...
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I hate having an eating dissorder. it's ruining my life. 😞
    ashleygrierrr ashleygrierrr 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I was in 3rd grade when my best friend moved across the country. I began emotional over eating and gained 64 pounds. I was obese for my age and everyone at my tiny private school...
    BrittneyJean15 BrittneyJean15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    The meds I'm on for ADHD and depression suppress my appetite so much. But even when I try to eat I hear myself think 'how could you want that? You fatass. You'll never look good...
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have gone weeks without eating a single bite. I have no clue why I do this. I mean I'm small. Like 4'0" and weigh around 95 pounds. It's not like I'm overweight. I just do it.
    Samchezz Samchezz 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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