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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am so tired of being so alone. I left home to see if it was my situation. It isn't. I cry a lot. I am very unsure of myself socially. I don't feel close to anyone. I do not go...
    TheAfter TheAfter 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    When I was four years old, I developed depression issues due to the fact that I was treated like my life meant nothing and because I was physically abused. Then, when I was 11, I...
    TheKatAttack TheKatAttack 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't stop myself,I have to tell someone.I was bullied a lot.By girls.They were so mean,laughing at me,mocking me,telling hurtfull words.But I was really good herarted child.Even...
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Depression to me I like being trapped in a cage. Full of spikes. That is slowly closing in on you by the second. Having anxiety is like seeing people and then you speak but...
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It doesn't matter how painful life is at the moment, I always put others before myself. Nobody is there when I need support most, though.
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F Apr 14

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    I've been fighting depression since I can remember, I was beaten by my father, bullied, hated and laughed at called names because im bisexual. I've danced with death and it has...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't suffer from depression, but I met somebody on ep last year who does, and whose life has been dominated by it since early childhood. We conversed for around nine months...
    KitFornay KitFornay 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    When I was 6 years old I was molested by an older cousin for the first time. This would go on quite frequently for another 7 years. When it finally stopped I decided it would be...
    ch24 ch24 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been diagnosed since I was 9. It's kind of a long story, because I'm still suffering today, but I can try to condense it. I started restricting when I was 7, and for about a...
    maebaldoza maebaldoza 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 Mar 27

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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I'm new to this website so I'm a bit nervous saying stuff :s I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa over a year ago now after I had a relationship that went very badly wrong. I was...
    LoganCW LoganCW 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I passed out today in the middle of practice. I was trying to beat my time. Passing out while running isn't the best thing in the world. One minute the breeze is hitting your hair...
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I, Caylee, had delayed 2 weeks of my life stuck in that hellish hospital, but today is my release date. So I guess I’m sort of happy. Either way I actually missed Anna and Miah...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've lived with anxiety most of my life. It makes me neurotic at times. Those that don't know me don't understand but those that do know me, understand that it's a result of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11

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    Look all of you I battled anxiety my whole life. In my earlier years I self medicated with alcohol this did nothing to help and made matters worse with me. It affected school...
    joeballute joeballute 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 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 Mar 25

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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 Mar 26

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    First of all, sorry for the length of this. So I had an appointment for my fibromyalgia. I've been told I have it but was getting some more tests ran. I've never seen this doctor...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I suffer from Ana and Mia. Its battle everyday. If you have the same as me i will tell you to stay strong. I love you all beautiful people.
    Mariaolufine Mariaolufine 70+ Apr 6

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    I was diagnosed in December, but I didn't need a doctor to tell me I was anorexic. I could recognize the symptoms of the disease. My boyfriend was the first to start questioning my...
    ioti ioti 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm really scared. I tried to eat a few hours ago and bite after bite I just felt so disgusted big time (but I kept forcing me to eat. I couldn't manage to eat the whole plate...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Hello my fellow EP members.I would like to share a personal experience that recently happen to me.I recently have been going threw some personal issues with my Family.I have been...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 3 hrs ago

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    REAL TALK POWER'S OF ENERGY GREETINGS!.. Its Me Icey! How are you all?.. Me? Im Well Thanks..And Got so much to talk to ya'll about! Its not Even Funny Okay... This post... whew...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Have any of you fully Gained your trust back up ? Is it truly worth working out ? I have read where some marriages are stronger after the apocalypse , how fu..ing long does it...
    jocu123 jocu123 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't know why a part of me feels broken often times. As if I was empty. I manage to be good, to be kind, gentle and loving all the time but those things I do couldn't satisfy me...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have a crush on a it on Tinder... Idk if he only wants sex but we talk sexy all the time which I love. he's so cute and can turn me on like THAT haha We also talk about our lives...
    WhatChrisDid4Love WhatChrisDid4Love 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Yup and I never had one. Ever. I used to have girls that are friends but they didn't last long and I was too dense to notice that they probably liked me. I just didn't bother to...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    My ex was very mentally abusive to me. he had at one point hit me and my friends and family made me break up with him. I now see that it wasn't okay but I'm still in love with the...
    CopenhagenAngel427 CopenhagenAngel427 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My mother has this rude joke she makes if I don't show her something i am doing when she asks, I'm looking at "****" and "willies" and goes and tells my stepfather. She tells him...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 hrs ago

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    I always know when my period comes because of the pain. It's pain that hurts but isn't at the stage where I'm thinking "I can't deal with this anymore". It's like an alarm clock...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Boo! Did I get ya? I have never stopped. I never will stop. But if you're in this group you turned little ***** and quit, probably bowing to social pressure. Nothing can change...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    So, he approached my friend and said, o really like your best friend and i have to tell her where is she, i looked up and he smiled , i went over and sat beside my friend, and he...
    FAIRYboobs FAIRYboobs 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    My daughter is biracial. She was born very white and I thought that she would get a little darker with age, like many black and mixed babies do. She looks about the same now. I...
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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