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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    once we moved in together my girlfriend gradually started disagreeing with anything that I would suggest like what to cook or cook at all or eat out, have or not have sex etc. She...
    codenamedaddy codenamedaddy 31-35, M 44 mins ago

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    I've been eating outside for 20 years now. I recently have learned some people don't like anyone blowing nose while eating. I googled and found a discussion thread where people...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 44 mins ago

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    Since the age of 8 or 9, I had depression. I found out that by myself from always thinking of killing myself. I never told anyone because I didn't want to be view as attention...
    FelinaTheDevil FelinaTheDevil 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    LyricsIf I were a boyEven just for a dayI'd roll out of bed in the morningAnd throw on what I wanted and goDrink beer with the guysAnd chase after girlsI'd kick it with who I...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am both bipolar type 1 (manic/mixed episodes) and I have dissociative identity disorder. (DID) if you're not sure what to make of that diagnosis, it used to be called multiple...
    Jakesantiiinked Jakesantiiinked 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I was in love with her for 3 and a half years. And I still am. There are periods of time where I think I'm over her and everything's great, but then something comes up that...
    clearmymind clearmymind 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I have made a decision to surround myself only with people who are not detrimental to my mental health right now. Too many people are having a negative effect on my right now. They...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have a dog... A dog too many haha. But I still love them all.
    nightskyvampire nightskyvampire 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who I have known since we were in school. She has always been big and seemed to gain more and more. By the time we graduated she was so round and so unhappy about...
    Yummser Yummser 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I just had a horrific interview at McDonald's. On the way had thoughts that people from school days were laughing at me. Then felt so embarressed, such shame, like the interviewer...
    TheGentleman001 TheGentleman001 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have been hurt very badly. I have hurt myself a lot. It was a long and torturous time. Now, I just want to have some peace. I was an open hearted person before the bad experience...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    It's funny EP is supposed to be a place to connect with people who can relate , then I start to realize when you're even an outcast amongst your fellow outcasts you must have hit a...
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I used to have curly hair when I was a kid
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Lol, we all have a dark side.We come from the same tree.
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    Selena, Utah. June 3rd 2013. That's when I met her at a gas station and Carl's Jr. I was asking for directions, as I was headed to Las Vegas. She approached me and proceeded to ask...
    BlakeyCakesNigg BlakeyCakesNigg 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. I am always stuck thinking about the same things over and over again. The things I have messed up, frustration over my inability to speak my mind, and my will to...
    TheHonorableOutcast TheHonorableOutcast 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It's rediculous, life is hard for everyone and takes it's toll, for some more than others but i constantly think if i had been adopted by a loving family what i may have been. The...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed at like 14 and my mum has reminded me ever since so i researched it and it sounds just like me but my ***** mum screams abuse at me anytime i do something add even...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was bullied in my college after i got scholarship.I hated myself why I got that and cursed why i went to that college. Then I developed symptoms of schizophrenia.Then some of my...
    aliveisawesome aliveisawesome 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    For the longest time I've felt like I can predict the future. I'll know when something isn't and is gonna happen. I'll also have dreams before something happens
    cxmrren cxmrren 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I eat my skin... Not like you're thinking though! But I'll occasionally have spots that are dry and/or peeling and I'll carefully pull a little "*****" off and chew it. Most of the...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I used to have a huge cutting addiction and it's over, but I still have thoughts about it
    cxmrren cxmrren 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I didn't do all my chores and now my daddy says I'm getting a spanking tomorrow for it. I also have to write lines. I am very nervous for tomorrow:(
    kandii18 kandii18 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The smallest number of children I've ever wanted was 3. I was nine then, and the number has just continued growing. As I got older, I could see myself with a bigger family, and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Stay strong everyone! We'll get through this one moment at a time. Never give up hope on recovery. Here if you want to talk. Struggled off and on for 21 years with anorexia and...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    For anyone who had a rough time growing up I'm sure you'll understand when I say you always have those people who made you feel safe. I had 2, my grandmother who passed over 10...
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I cannot get over the hurt that my husband caused me over three months ago. I am in therapy and doing all the reading etc. I can, but I cannot seem to let go of what happened and...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have got through it, though. Yay! It was a horrible way to live. The worse thing is my parents (who were actually the reason I was depressed in the first place) didn't do...
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Sometimes when I face the world I feel even more ****. People can be horrible. I'm too sensitive and it's my fault for letting myself be affected by the way people think and talk...
    Heyyo1 Heyyo1 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    is anybody active? I haven't been on in forever! I miss you guys.
    AnaPrinceLucas AnaPrinceLucas 13-15, T Jun 26

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    I wrote this in three minutes at 2am when I was crying myself to sleep. It's like all my feelings just fell on the page.
    BriBel BriBel 16-17, F Jun 26

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    Finally moving out of her house. It's been 22 years of bullshit. I used to take it all without any complaints. She just yells and rages at me and doesn't even acknowledge that I'm...
    Chelley1993 Chelley1993 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    i slipped. 21 years of struggling off and on from anorexia and bulimia, I'm still not recovered. ugggg.... :(
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F Jun 25

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    I think I'm developing this again. I'm still eating, yeah. Most people think that anorexia is where people don't eat at all. So far today, the only thing I've been able to eat...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Most people don't know the differences between anorexia, and pro-Ana: Anorexia: people who can barely bring themselves to eat. ______________________________ Pro-Ana: "OMG OMG...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    so depressed . I'm so tired to feeling this way. why can't it be happiness instead of sadness
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Just got of the phone my lovely cousin who has battled cancer for 2 years has just passed away , I would hope people will say a prayer for her , thankyou
    warnbronudist warnbronudist 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 22