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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 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 16-18, F 1 Response Sep 12, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was diagnosed with depression at eight years old and have lived with it in such a way that it has crippled nearly every aspect of my life. I have never been on medication to help...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    It's like a void where there had to be actual feelings. I s suffered and still suffer alone, far from home, trying to find myself a way in my life. So, basically, the only persons...
    suns3ta suns3ta 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I have came to complete acceptance that depression will likely always be apart of me., a piece of me I carry through my days here as an earthling . This is not me saying, hey I...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    i have had depression since high school cause i use to get bullied and i take everything at heart all the time no matter what people say to me i let it get to me, i have had help...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. From before I even knew what to call it. I am thankful that my darker periods are less frequent and don’t...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Apr 5

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    As a child I suffered from Exploding Head Syndrome.
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M Mar 28

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    I battled anorexia for about two years. I haven't had a really bad starving period for over a year now. I've gained some weight since I've been trying to not monitor what I eat so...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Apr 5

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    A phrase I never thought I'd hear myself say. I'm 18 years old and a freshman in college. I love my major and my classes and I have friends that I can trust with everything. What...
    mhharper mhharper 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've known I've had some type of eating disorder for a while now, but not anorexia or bullemia, since I don't completely starve myself, and I definitely don't purge. I looked up...
    Katalo10 Katalo10 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    I've struggled with various eating disorders since being bullied at 11 years old, but the anorexia vs bulimia was the worst. I never lost or gained enough weight for anybody to...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Freshman year, I approached my new school with fear and apprehension. I would be attending for the first time with boys and I feared rejection like death. So of course I thought...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F Mar 28

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    It was my 3rd admission. I was about a 10:30 gravity hydration rate when it was supposed to be 10. (Extremely dehydrated, organs were about to shut down) I refused to eat anything...
    icantno1 icantno1 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I want to beat anorexia so badly. I've lost 10 pounds this week. That's not good. I know it's not. And I know I can't keep that off. I decided to go on the Atkins diet and I'm...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had anorexia when I was 11 and nearly die if you would like to hear the whole story inbox me x
    elsapowelldooley elsapowelldooley 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Anorexia has strangley opened my mind, i don't know if it's good or bad. But I feel so strange, only in my mind. I feel like any day the world is just going to collapse, I have...
    manifestyourown manifestyourown 13-15, F Mar 22

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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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    A few days ago one of my closest friends and classmate told me she is in an early stage of anorexia. She calls her Ana because she prefers avoiding the word. She's back in therapy...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I almost went into cardiac arrest due to how severe my anorexia nervosa has gotten...I just almost died...luckily my heart rate was able to go back to normal after replenishing...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F a week ago

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    I had anorexia when I was 11 and nearly die if you want to know the full story inbox me x
    elsapowelldooley elsapowelldooley 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    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 1 day ago

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    My husband has cheated on me since 2010 on and off. Even as I battled through cancer. I have stayed with him for my two kids. Our relationship is more like a friendship than a...
    brenabrenaz brenabrenaz 41-45, F Mar 21

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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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    When I was in Rome I saw the coliseum. It was brilliant I could see were the prisoners were kept, there is a drop and then a couple of steps, BOY I WOULD HATE TO BE PUSHED DOWN...
    Wedgieb Wedgieb 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have so many scars on my body I've lost count. I've battled self injury since I was thirteen, now 22 and I can still remember why each scar is there. I wish I could erase them...
    CatRescuer22 CatRescuer22 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was an anorexic and a bulimic for about four years. I tried so hard to be thin. At first it started with me wanting to lose five pounds then ten then twenty. Then one day I...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Does anybody else suffer from Bulimia or anorexia? Drinking? Cutting? roleplaying (I live in my mind) I do all the above but I think my bulimia has gotten really bad :(
    whoamifooling whoamifooling 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    It really bugs me when people say that only skinny people have an eating disorder. I just hit 130lbs for the first time and I've honestly been anxious about it for days. But would...
    runningwithbears runningwithbears 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I honestly want too learn more about anorexia & bulimia. I'm kinda interested in it & want too find out more facts about it. I just want too find a way too become skinny fast...
    Thatonegirl5678 Thatonegirl5678 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    when people get a cold or a virus it's easy to see that they are unwell. when you don't eat anything though people just presume it's because of a choice. not a lot of people look...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I am 14 5'2 1/2 and 92lbs. Ive been suffering since November of 2012 but started at a young age. I have gotten bad and is very close to being hospitlized. I have turned myself...
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F Mar 24

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    My best friend all through elementary recently moved away. She wasn't the kind of friend you talk to, though, she was just fun to be around. We had the same sense of silly, non...
    Marvilles Marvilles 13-15, F Mar 24

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    the worst part of relapse is all the work that you've done before was for nothing and you have to do it all over again. it's exhausting and disappointing.
    maggieee5086 maggieee5086 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm so pissed! I went to the doctors and I lost two pounds with in a day. My doctor is like if you keep loosing we'll send you back to treatment. Next week is your last chance to...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    It started about 3 years ago. I never did it to be skinny, contrary to common belief. I was having an EEG done, (brain scan ) when they found I was having seizure activity. They...
    LateApology LateApology 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Here is a very sad story. I have bipolar. I am allergic to all bipolar medications and they cause me to have an adverse reactions. Lithium caused me to act insane and created...
    ruanbe ruanbe 18-21 Apr 5

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    Cut💨 Scratched💨 Bitten💨 Burned💨 Starved💨 Bruised💨 Scarred.... You name it and I've probably done it. I have been self harming since the age of seven and...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I've been depressed since I was 14 years old. I'm 21 now, and it's been a tough 7 years. Initially, my depression co-incided with anorexia and purging tendencies - including over...
    AngelicLore AngelicLore 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Has anyone here ever cried over a meal as well? I mean literally having a mental breakdown, tears piling everywhere all over a single meal because you feel you do not deserve it...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F Apr 10

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    How committed are am I? 100000% which is why I have 6 laxatives plus two weight burners in my hands… this is gonna make me sick for days to come getting rid of EVERYTHING. I...
    lost1234567 lost1234567 16-17, F Apr 11

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    Hi there. I'm 18 and I was told by my therapist that I have BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). I have had a terrible self image for as long as I can remember. I don't remember a time...
    agolden agolden 16-17, F 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 2 days ago

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    This may sound a wee bit silly to a lot of fokes. I have a best friend, he is 11 years old, he is very comforting to me. he does not question me, he likes to sleep on my clothes...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F 3 hrs ago

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    My family was more involved with making people believe we lived some perfect or amazing life but reality...it was all a show. Now, in comparison to others experiences i had it...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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