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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2007

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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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    Related Experiences

    Is it sad that the only comfort that I have right now is that I have returned to the good ol' depressed me?
    badday928 badday928 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Jul 22

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    Uncertain on how to stop thinking all the negative thoughts about myself. Medication and therapy do not help.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F Jul 4

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    IT IS OVER YAY!!!!!!!;)NO MORE CUTTING!!!!!!!;)
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F Jul 16

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    I have been bullied before I been bullied but I haven't told a lot of people I love EP because it's like a journal and I can show how I really feel and how I really am Back to...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F a week ago

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    Anorexia isn't about food, it's about myself. Anorexia is not a diet and it's not a fad or something you can throw around like it's idle gossip.
    jimjammat jimjammat 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello there ^^I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism after a bout of Glandular fever when I was 11 years old, I am now 18 and was told last year that the chances of me ever...
    TinyBlondie TinyBlondie 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I'm honestly trying my absolute best to get better. Its like to me i have a disotorted image of how i look in the mirror. I see what others dont see about me & i hate that. I hate...
    majahi majahi 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm 14 years old and looking for a pro Ana/Mia buddy. I was admitted to hospital when it was 13 for anorexia. And again when I was 14 for self harm and bulimia/anorexia. Still...
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I am completely addicted to my Anorexia Nervosa. It's official. I though having enough treatment, enough therapy, enough inpatients, residential facilities and various ways of...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I think i have ednos. (Eating disorder not otherwise specified) as you know i have body image priblems. But what you dont know is that im restricting fiod quite alot. But idk i...
    majahi majahi 13-15, F Jul 17

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    The past few days I have been restricting in a big time way. Like barely eating anything. After 6 years of struggling with this sh*t, it has become such a difficult habit to break...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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    When I was a kid of 7, I was a chubby kid. Whatever the reason, I weighed more than I should. I'd never been called fat by my peers (yet), but I went to the doctor for some illness...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 4

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    Over a year ago I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. I've battled high school with this non curable disease, but I now I graduated and it is time for me...
    heyycutie16 heyycutie16 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    When I was 12, a freak accident in a school yard left me with a hole in my skull and 27 stitches. I'm 31 now and in talking with a counselor, I've learned that I've blamed myself...
    sb318w sb318w 31-35, M Jul 16

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    So here it goes I've heard the road to recovery's honestly a *****. I gave all of my will, but I could not make the switch. I felt in my life, I had not one friend. I never...
    societykilledtheteenagers societykilledtheteenagers 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I suffer with Schizophrenia and I need time to escape from Lana. She follows me everywhere, I swear. I am currently on antipsychotic medicine to try and cure it. I go to therapy...
    thefaultinmylife thefaultinmylife 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I can now honestly say I'm fully recovered from anorexia, bulimia and selfharm. I have had these problems since I was in P6 at school so around 10 years old. I'm now 17, the last 7...
    oliviiaxo oliviiaxo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am anorexic. It started when my friends would poke my stomach and say I gained weight and I hate gaining weight I hate it. Then my dad started calling me fat and calling me a pig...
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I have anorexia and bulimia. It all started after being doing laws with PTS disorder after having 3 brain haemorrhages
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Ah yes, myself personally I would not fully classify it as full anorexia. But I am a girl who used to be very big. I weighed 170 pounds or more. I remember over that summer I...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Crying because I can't take this anymore. I get triggered so fast that whatever I put in my mouth comes right back up I'm such a disappointment and I don't deserve to live but die...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I know I'm not severely obese nor overweight at all but it's like my eyes don't want me to see the real me with my body. All I see is fat literally everywhere and I feel like I'm...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been diagnosed with Anorexia..
    BreannaRose BreannaRose 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I went through a bout if depression with my ex husband--/ I didn't eat for 2 weeks maybe more because i was so depressed over the insane situation ... That created the monster. In...
    clari3441 clari3441 31-35 2 days ago

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    I have been suffering with bulimia for the past 2 years. I have finally come out to speak with my doctor and today i was diagnosed with Anrexia. I feel like people would look at me...
    confusedegg confusedegg 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    How I imagined my life to be by the time I was 16 I hoped to be this tall beautiful girl with long hair. I would have amazing grades, great friends, and a wonderful boyfriend. At...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My family has way too high expectations of me... I have to be the perfect kid, I have to make amazing grades I have to be skinny and fit and athletic, social and nice to everyone...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Everyone that has shared a similar experience all have one thing in common, we all say 'but I love him'. I hear your stories and can relate deeply to them. There would be nothing...
    Smiles4u2014 Smiles4u2014 41-45, F 36 mins ago

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    when your parents notice cuts i moved to my fist. i beat myself till tears ran forth like the river of sorrow in my heart. the bruises you cover. start wearing a shirt to bed so...
    saint0928 saint0928 18-21, M 30 mins ago

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    good night, too much is going on I need some sleep. I have to wake up early anyway.
    annieannana annieannana 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Family Tree Time Grandmother-Sorta Rich lady that disowned me and my mom -----------------------kids-------------------------- Bubba-Aunt that my mom has a bad relationship...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Experiences with grammar and spelling issues. Also the ones with capitalized articles, prepositions, etc. I have no choice but to use them because they're already established...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Since around the time I was 8, At every physical I had I was told that I had a curve in my spine, I thought nothing of it until I went for my physical when I was 11, the doctor...
    HelloLittleTurtle HelloLittleTurtle 13-15, F Jul 1

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    When I was sixteen, I had a dream that I could fly. Not especially strange in general, I'm sure a lot of people on here have. But how many people have woken up after a dream like...
    badgerman42 badgerman42 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I have psoriasis on my hands, and it is beginning to spread to my nails. It isn't painful on my nails (but bloody hell does it hurt when it flares up on my skin.) It just looks...
    lattemaker lattemaker 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    It is so frustrating to have anxiety. Along with all my other health issues, anxiety and depression are much more debilitating. I would never wish anxiety upon anyone. The question...
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I meet wonderful strangers that I can honestly call friends on EP. Alana000 you are a sweetheart very caring and adorable & beautiful girl. I feel very happy to have meet you...
    Ilyme Ilyme 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have become the scapegoat daughter of a narcissistic mother, and I don't know what to do anymore. She has physically harmed me on multiple occasions, and the next morning denies...
    psychfemme psychfemme 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I have been improving my belief in my self More lately it's wonderful
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    This is by far one of the funniest things I have ever seen !
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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