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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 77 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just read about Robin William and it very sad knowing that I have same issue that he has. Except the drug, I don't do the drug. I'm fun, humble, smile, that only surrounded by...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    when i was 9, my mother cheated on my dad. they started fighting a lot. all day, everyday, 24/7. it got violent and crazy. there would be police cars outside my house and worried...
    Katelynann30 Katelynann30 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    ever since I was a little girl running around in my cinderella pjs, I always have flashbacks of when I would have bad panic attacks over some little things kids shouldn't worry...
    suicidegetout suicidegetout 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    Why does depression have to ruin a life so much that you just want to be dead?!?! Faking smile doesn't hide it anymore, my friends and family are worried that I'm going to kill...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.in/2013/05/depression-part-two.html?m=1 This is so me! Haven't found the corn yet. Anyone gone through this and out? Gosh tell me how? xP
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F Aug 15

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    So since i was little i have had depression problems,i didn't actually noticed until it got really bad in high school.I can't tell anyone in my family cause they won't actually get...
    flproblems flproblems 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I have been dealing with depression for a long while and anxiety all my life. I have my good days and my bad days but today was a mix. I was having a good day until I started...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    the sad part is the people who are "blessed" wouldnt understand because they dont have to go through the same things you have to go through.
    godisabigassholetome godisabigassholetome 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have always been depressed sence I could remember I always act ok and never let on how I truly feel I don't take meds for it though I probably should but I just find the fact...
    Toyx Toyx 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Guess who finally won!!! **flexing and showing off**
    shorty755 shorty755 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Time to start the week over again. I'm trying to gauge how I feel this morning. So far...not terrible.
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    My aunt has fibromyalgia and about a month ago I started getting pain that got really bad in the course of a week. It started at the bottom of my feet and slowly worked all the way...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    About 4 years ago I went to my GP with an annoying pain in my left side. I was sent for an xray which showed small ovarian cysts. I told the GP I didnt think this was the cause of...
    mrsminxster mrsminxster 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am 25 years old and have emetophobia (a severe fear of vomiting) I have had it for 17 years. I have had anorexia on and off for the same amount of time due to restricting my...
    Missrebelsoul Missrebelsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Someone please help me or tell me your story... As you can see from the title I have anorexia nervosa. I keep on losing weight. I get weighted by my doctor in front of my parents...
    sammianne3 sammianne3 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My experience began while I was pregnant. Like many of the stories ive read, I was happy. I was actually happier than I should have been at 17. I wanted a boy, and on my 18th...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Everyday, looking at the mirror is a torture. I thought I was over it, but I'm not! I am 5'6(1.68m) and weight about 108lbs(48kg) and everyone keeps saying i should eat more but I...
    souloved souloved 13-15, F Aug 1

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    I joined EP upon reading a story about a woman who had a Narcissistic father. Growing up with mum, dad and my younger brother always seemed normal. Mostly, at least. At 6 he...
    amyvsyt amyvsyt 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Mine might not have been as worse as most peoples battles, but It was still just a bad experience . After awhile of not eating and drinking at all I went from 135lb to 115 in 4...
    LonelyInTheRain LonelyInTheRain 13-15, F Aug 11

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    I never actually succeeded but I have tried bulimia many times! I don't understand why it never works! I mean I know I have a bad gagging reflex but how bad can it actually be?
    skysplits skysplits 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I started a new school in tenth grade and for the first time in my life I found it so hard to find meaningful company at all, I wasn't overweight but another new girl used to call...
    zoehammo zoehammo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I think I still do. When I have even a tiny bit of fat anywhere on my body, I don't eat every good. I give myself, on the first day, a 1,600 calorie diet. I'm 5.4in tall. My weight...
    17paredkay00 17paredkay00 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    My uterus is the size of a 5 mo. pregnancy and I've had fibroids for over 4 years now that started as a small but noticeable bulge. Most of the doctors I've been to either want to...
    RainyMa RainyMa 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    Just something I felt like sharing/talking about. My current bf and I had a fight and I guess this was his way of "getting back" at me. He began entertaining conversations with...
    VousEtesBelleCM VousEtesBelleCM 18-21, F 35 mins ago

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    Ever since my sexual abuse, I think EVERYONE is out to get me. I'm not brave enough to start a conversation because I think the person either won't hear me or won't care and laugh...
    AlanaLlama AlanaLlama 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have an issue, an issue or few. My mom thinks I hate her because I talk so horrible 2 her... it's not that I hate her bc I don't I'm just upset with a grudge... see, she was an...
    regarnylkoorb regarnylkoorb 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    When I have paranormal experiences I only hear them and it was I haven't had one in a long time I heard them behind me once at a computer and then I swear someone poked me on the...
    rickywilliams rickywilliams 13-15, M 1 Response 53 mins ago

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    dont judge.... its an annoying thing to have.
    heypeoplezz heypeoplezz 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    My last few summers have been a little lackluster. This one has been fantastic. I've spent a lot of time outside getting fresh air and had some great experiences. I've made new...
    SynapticSpark SynapticSpark 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    ..ever have one of those nights were..you just feel very insignificant. and. meaningless. lower than dirt,i call it. like. crawling into a bottle, or, smoking your lungs like a...
    VoloNoscere VoloNoscere 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hi, I'm Eden, and I have problems: depression, schizophrenia, OCD, and symptoms seen in psychopaths and sociopaths. I feel terrified of myself. I can't believe that my brain...
    FlyingToHell FlyingToHell 13-15, F 2 Responses 54 mins ago

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    This is my last Friday. I'm nervous. I think I might push my suicide date to the 4th, to give myself a little more time to work out details, like when and if the parents will be...
    thelastwordsofTeague thelastwordsofTeague 13-15, F 42 mins ago

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    a little over a year ago my mother left me in the hospital for 9 hours before during and prior to an emergency procedure of where I was rushed in because I was throwing up blood...
    reaching4theshore reaching4theshore 22-25, F 23 mins ago

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    I have a small one on my left arm that looks like a skull. I'm pretty sure it means I'm wicked punk.
    Pandemonem Pandemonem 13-15, T 12 mins ago

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    I don't know why I've always have suspicions
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    If you don't have time for me, i certainly dont have time for you....stop wasting my time because I am done.
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Ever since I was little I've been having this dream where i would come in and see this guy being held at gun point by someone else. It was always the same people but the scenery...
    MerissaNeptune MerissaNeptune 18-21, F Jul 30

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    Maybe it's because I am growing up with no one. But it's a lonely feeling not having a family and all the people around you get to talk about their grandmothers and you have...
    Lilique Lilique 13-15, F Jul 30

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    But I think about so much. All sorts of crazy things, serious things, funny things. But when it comes time to put something in this little box I draw a blank. This is my first...
    wijjawills wijjawills 41-45, M Jul 30

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