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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    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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    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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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
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    has anyone done NeuroStar Therapy Treatment for depression? here? if so. has it worked?. im on an anti depressant called Brintellix. it is not working anymore. at first it did...
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    Hey there. There is no such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Dec 13

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Lonely/5249647 Please read this
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Dec 14

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    PTSD since I was 9 too. The worst part is when people tell you that depression is not real, you're imagining the sadness, or if you just get of your butt and do the things that...
    youmeatsiix youmeatsiix 16-17, F Dec 15

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    I've been in hospital for over a year now for anorexia (though the last six months have just been daycare). I'm getting discharged in two weeks. But I'm noticing already that I'm...
    sunshinehannah sunshinehannah 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Four years ago at this time I was in the beginning stages of overcoming anorexia. I will be honest. At times it is still a struggle but I never wanna get to that dark place again...
    sarahspanked43 sarahspanked43 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've had anorexia since I was 13 my father would compare me to ny sisters and I would always be that fat, ugly and stupid one my sisters were both 100 pounds, engaged and in...
    ankme ankme 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I have been struggling with anorexia nervosa subtype binge purge for a couple of years now but since September 2014 the binging side has gotten out of control and I have gained 7kg...
    bonescoffeeandcigarettes bonescoffeeandcigarettes 18-21, F Dec 15

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    Life's funny, scary, sad, great and awful. I get to see it all, live it all, deal with it all but most importantly sometimes we are there to help fix it all. All of us have our ups...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    I've battled insecurities all my life. Some days are worse than others but they're always lingering. I'm getting better with them but I think I still have a long way to go.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 14

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    this is what i am going through now. a few months ago things were great. i was very happy throughout the pregnancy and my life was great. i made the bad decision to leave the state...
    kpl2014 kpl2014 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I’m in big big panic… I gained weight. Didn’t weight me on the scale since 2 weeks however today even my pants were fitting (34 slim cut) which were really lose at my belly...
    fatuglyduckling fatuglyduckling 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I’m in big big panic… I gained weight. Didn’t weight me on the scale since 2 weeks however today even my pants were fitting (34 slim cut) which were really lose at my belly...
    fatuglyduckling fatuglyduckling 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have schizoaffective disorder. I'm sitting at home on a friday night by myself. First of all I didn't have the energy to go out, secondly, I just never seem to have plans...
    krome13 krome13 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I am in the process of recovering from chronic depression, severe anxiety, and anorexia nervosa. I've attempted suicide more than 30 times but am no longer suicidal. I've been...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Seeing the posts on this page makes me so sad... :( I used to struggle with anorexia and bulimia daily, and sometimes I still fall into old mindsets. But this is NOT the way to be...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I have a small thigh gap (naturally born with it, this was not a part of my anorexia although when I did lose a significant amount of weight the gap was bigger, now that I'm at a...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    And it was terrible. It developed over a period of years, years that I remember only perfectionism, anxiety, and self consciousness. I wanted to change myself. At age 10, I went...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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    Well i was always bullied as a child. For being tall, not that skinny but neither fat I considered myself before that bullying happened a quite intelligent person and very happy...
    Keilynn Keilynn 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    Hahaha I am such a mushy friend but anyways this is a poem I came across that made me think of someone who I haven't known very long but this person is really special to me and I...
    sarahspanked43 sarahspanked43 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 5 hrs ago

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    Hey i have no life I never graduated, never had a prom, never had some cute love story happen in my life, even though i have my true love... we never had a nice cute story though...
    beckybecks224 beckybecks224 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with myoclonus 2 years ago. We had a restaurant and were working 18 hours a day, not sleeping properly and weirdly, not eating! It was really scary I got carted...
    Jellyt0t Jellyt0t 41-45, F 17 hrs ago

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    His name is Robert. I forget his last name. But that's not important. When I went to class, I only noticed him in passing at first. He was just someone who sat next to me and I...
    madelinefish madelinefish 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”~Oscar Wilde As human beings we all seek to love and be loved. Love cannot be explained, measured or seen. It...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    Close your eyes for a second. Now tell me, what did you feel? Did you feel alone surrounded by darkness with no one there to hear your cry? Did you feel safe as if hidden by a veil...
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    my name is Minnie my diagnose date is 12/2010. I'm 3rd stage emphysema (4th stage-end stage). I did well at first, but the disease is progressive. The next thing I know is I am...
    einnim einnim 61-65, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have had CFS for about 12 years and am sick of people either not believing that I have it or giving me "helpful" advice (such as: oh, just push yourself a little more each day...
    TealGirl TealGirl 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    I received the call this morning at 9:31am... I couldn't believe it. I immediately started crying hysterically... I'm scared. I feel disgusting and worthless; like anything I touch...
    laura3579 laura3579 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just don't know what I am doing or how I can get out of the mess that I put myself in. I wish that I can let it all go now. I need to let it go and be happy. I don't know what I...
    mismocielo mismocielo 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I don't know but I felt like writing this. Days are getting busy and I have changed a lot. My visit to EP has changed like once in three months or some and that too is a one...
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    They reason why most of my accounts have the username "trinaiscray" is because a lot if my friends and family think am "cray". Well, am really not am a very sensitive person. I'm...
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    I have very severe anxiety. I'm on Xanax to treat it but it rarely works as it should. It either makes me too tired to do anything or nothing at all. Often, my attacks are so...
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    my boyfriend is going to do his time finally on Dec 29th they come and get him. the judge let him out for Christmas on a personal/GPS so now he has to report back he's looking at 6...
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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