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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 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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    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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    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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    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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    Horrid mother in law who I have been tolerating for the past 17.5 years thinking (oh so futilely), she'll realise I'm a good person..no no no. She was horrid before I got married...
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    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to work on it. And I must say, I have got so much encouragement from my brain and body. (what?) yes. That's true. I realised, as I was commenting on someone's...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I found her once but haven't seen her since. I know little about her. but since my awakening I have felt as if I have a very very old soul. as if I know here so very well yet not...
    BlakeyCakesNigg BlakeyCakesNigg 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I believe I do....possibly I have good reason to believe my mum gave birth to other children, so, that can only mean.... I have siblings i have never met
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 12 hrs ago

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    Do any of you (those with borderline) find you feel like you have to be in a relationship?? You're always on the prowl for one? For me I'm this way big time. If I sense a...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure if I should write battle or have battled, because I have battled it, the doctors let me out to the world alone a year ago, telling me I'm back to normal, but since...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    .....and I'm battling it again.
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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    I don't know if this is something a bit too sensitive for this page or not, but I need to get it out. I used to suffer from anorexia, I was hospitalised for three months before I...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Oh Ana (Anorexia), what a ***** you were. It baffles me now to think that I was ever so naïve to actually starve myself and think I was slowly rising into becoming “beautiful...
    light108 light108 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know if I actually have social anxiety because I am too scared to mention my thoughts to my parents. I'm an insomniac and take medication for that. I'm almost positive...
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    omg i'm going to kill someone because someone decided to make a anorexia Halloween costume and called it "ana rexia" like its basically making fun of ppl with anorexia
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Been in hospital 5 times in 9 years my last time in hospital was 2011 suffering with anorexia and manic depression and really bad self harm I made friends I hospital yes but I...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    It started about a year ago, i was labelled by my doctors and family as overweight. (Height - 4'10" Weight - 110) At first I didn't care but when my family teased me about my...
    gypsyme gypsyme 13-15 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My depression has always been with me, unfortunately its been one of the few things that have never changed in my life. Sometimes its a bit muted so more tolerable, but never gone...
    Emmy508 Emmy508 31-35, F 6 days ago

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