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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 80 People

    Typical Lunch

    As usual, my dreams weaved in and out of reality in a way that I still don’t know quite what was played out in my head and what are true memories. As I think back now, I have to dismiss the rather ridiculous images that seemed so real. The fat, orange talking cat named Felix...
    emb608 emb608 18-21, F Feb 13, 2012

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    Anorexia Or Whatever

    I have had Anorexia for 14 years. I am only at a "normal" weight now due to force feedings. HW 160 lbs CW 130 lbs LW 64 lbs I will do anything to lose at least 30 lbs to start with and then take it from there. I just need people to stop watching over me...
    Licorice Licorice 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2007

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    A Horrible Addiction.

    I have this wierd habit, and it can actually get me in a lot of trouble. I like to make up stories about my life being bad, so i can get atttention from people. I like the feeling of people having to watch over you adn care for you, it makes you feel good. So heres the...
    cdowen cdowen 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2007

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    Please Not Again!

    Why why why did I feel so much better after13 months in hospital, all the professionals think I'm "recovered" but I feel like pants, I'm slipping back in the clutch of anorexia!
    Bubbles1202 Bubbles1202 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Recovering

     I am finally close to my normal weight.  I eat now and choose whatever. However at times of major stress, I get the urge to starve myself once more. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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    One of the people who used to abuse me (a close family member) is dying.. They're not expected to live another six months. I really don't know how I should feel about this. They're...
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    Even though I only started being told by psychologists the past few years that i have depression, i definitely think its been a life long experience. when i was younger i think i...
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    I've been dealing with this for over 10 years now, most of this time I have been in a dark hole. It went as far as me losing all hope and even forgetting who I am, who I used to be...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 6

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    It's hard to explain to even a therapist what it feels like to not belong to your own future. To feel as though you weren't meant to be, a mistake only you can rectify. I spent...
    HansFizzlebeef HansFizzlebeef 18-21, M Mar 7

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    Each and everyday I face a demon, a demon known as depression, each and every day it chisels away at me bit by bit, everyday I lose more hope, more strength to carry on, it sucks...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Sense 3rd grade.. And I'm still here.
    SleepingWithMyChemicalVeil SleepingWithMyChemicalVeil 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    recently I've tried to stay happy....I finally broke wjen i saw my little sisters face when she saw me holding a loaded gun to my head
    angeldope17 angeldope17 16-17, F Mar 9

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    I can't stop writing. I feel like maybe it will help me to keep writing. I feel like so many things might help me.. But nothing ever does. Is it me? Do I refuse to be helped? I...
    Myohmygoodness Myohmygoodness 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My birthday is coming up. It's the worst day of the year for me. People are supposed to be happy on their birthdays. I can't be happy about the day I came into existence when I...
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I am 26 and I still have acne. I have 2 huge pimples on my face right now. I don't know what it is. I have battled acne for so long. Can't I just get a break. It could be worse but...
    NorthCarolinaNC NorthCarolinaNC 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I am a friendly person. I am social. I trust people easily. I don't know how to not trust people right away. I am very caring. I also am very forgiving and give people chances. I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm a survivor of anorexia. actually, I'm still fighting. but if anyone needs support and needs to talk I'm always here :)
    zeekays zeekays 16-17, F Mar 4

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    I was a sophomore when I developed anorexia. I got down to 100 pounds. I recently decided to get back into shape. I worthy though that because I count calories I'll put myself...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I never had much of a childhood. My dad struggled with heart disease and this impacted our family every day. He passed on when I was a teen and my mom provided for us, but there...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F Feb 28

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    hi I'm new here looking for friends and support. I'm here to support people also. message me I'm always happy to have new ana buddies! I'm Gay (mostly pansexual), ftm transgender...
    AnaPrinceLucas AnaPrinceLucas 13-15, T 1 Response Mar 3

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    hi I'm new here looking for friends and support. I'm here to support people also. message me I'm always happy to have new ana buddies! I'm Gay (mostly pansexual), ftm transgender...
    AnaPrinceLucas AnaPrinceLucas 13-15, T Mar 3

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Mar 4

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    I have just recently found out that I am pregnant. Yes, I am excited. But, I'm also terrified because of the havoc pregnancy is already wreaking on my fragile emotional state...
    whiskeyprincess37 whiskeyprincess37 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I'm 16 years old almost 17. I have the symptoms of BPD witch is ruining all of my relationships. I don't know what made me become what I call a monster. I know I caused all of the...
    xxcaylaxx xxcaylaxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I was called to the counselors office last Monday and she said someone came to her and said I was having trouble with anorexia. Um, first I'm not anorexic and second people should...
    Butterflyyana Butterflyyana 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Hi, so I guess everything has started again. It was really never over, I just found other says to deal with my anxiety. I've been battling anorexia since I was 13, so yeah 10 years...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It has taken me years to admit that I, in fact, do have an eating disorder. Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with my weight. I was always heavier than other girls, even...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Doing it My way! In restropect I wish I had not I would have heeded my Parents advice and not married young or married my first wife. I worked too hard for the family only to...
    TheEnglander TheEnglander 66-70, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know how unique my case is, but I lost both of my parents very early in life. My mom died when I was 18, my grandma died the next year and my dad died when I was 22. My...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My life has always been full of drama and chaos. From the time I was born, I've always been a problem for my parents. My mom was young, almost too young to raise a kid. My dad was...
    ktbugg ktbugg 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Just a question. For those of you out there that are bi sexual: why do you get married to a woman if you aren't sure you can be with just one sex for the rest of your life. Also if...
    Katile Katile 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've had insomnia for a few years now. Usually would get to bed anywhere around midnight - 3am. But the past several months it's been worse then usual. I'm now up till 6-10 am...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So I just got married and moved to a new state all within a month. It was a lot of change for me and still is. I don't know anyone besides my husband and his friend here. It's been...
    ConflictedChickThoughts ConflictedChickThoughts 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Good manners make a full man. They are very essential for human civilization. Without good manners, man is like a purse without money, though it is very attractive from outside...
    malak87 malak87 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am so upset. Few hours ago she switched to "worship mode". I went to bed I couldn't take her constantly ignoring me. Wake up hours later and she hasn't checked on me. Say hello...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have a nicely sized group of friends I see regularly at school. There are five girls and four guys. We are relatively all good friends with each other. Last night, I dreamt...
    PorcelainMaiden PorcelainMaiden 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Many members participate and provide us with their expereinces and feelings of life, but many also just read others expereinces and donot participate at all, which is a shame. So...
    TheEnglander TheEnglander 66-70, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I long to have one again... As soon as i have time and socar in my life. I won't have a dog to be cooped up in na appartment 14 hours a day...
    Crazymad77 Crazymad77 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    Wow didn't know anyone else had this that's good to know. So I have quite a fast metabolism a couple years back when I was really really depressed all I did was lie I'm bed and et...
    bieverything bieverything 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I want to have a resturent in my home country so I can eat for free everyday and there will be food from my culture and music from my culture and I will bring belly dancers and Of...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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