Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device
Pro-ana, ana buddy systems & similar topics, are not permitted here. Our community provides support for those struggling with an eating disorder, never to advocate for them. If you need to talk to someone, please call the ED Hotline free for live help: 1-800-931-2237, or you can email. More resources are available here. Please report any inappropriate content.

I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Hi, I'm a 21 year old medical student living abroad, I was diagnosed with bipolar nearly 3 years ago, and before that I struggled a lot. I let it get quite far before my family...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I accidentally forgot my meds two days in a row... Im not feeling too good. I remember being told coming off of them could sometimes be worse than the original depression. But...
    RebeccaJane00 RebeccaJane00 18-21, F Apr 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For me, it is waves. Big waves, little waves- no discrimination in size, cause or timing. It can feel so random. Or it can feel as if it was triggered. It can last hours, days...
    fromthegirlonthewall fromthegirlonthewall 18-21, F May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i have honestly been suffering from depression and anxiety since i was 4. horrible i know. i grew up at 7, i was forced. i never got to be kid. i was discussing budgets and bills...
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been on Zoloft 50mg for 3 months. I take it around 8pm every day. If I take it the same time I'm ok, but as soon as I have a date, late night at work, or anything but normal...
    lettingitallbleedout lettingitallbleedout 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't suffer from depression, but I met somebody on ep last year who does, and whose life has been dominated by it since early childhood. We conversed for around nine months...
    KitFornay KitFornay 51-55, M Apr 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate my life. I can't get over all the bad mistakes I've made and I feel like I'm worthless and going nowhere.
    Paratrooper94 Paratrooper94 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I take medicine to sleep, it's an Indian version of seroquel.
    kiddishguypete kiddishguypete 26-30, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 6 years old I was molested by an older cousin for the first time. This would go on quite frequently for another 7 years. When it finally stopped I decided it would be...
    ch24 ch24 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have no idea why, but for the past couple weeks I have been freaking out over nothing. For instance, my family and I were walking to the car, from Baskin Robbins, and I couldnt...
    ImOnlyMe84 ImOnlyMe84 26-30, F May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm trying to go to the army and all throughout my life I've had problems with my weight. I'm not obese, however I use to compete weight training and I have tons of muscle. I don't...
    chrystalt chrystalt 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yeah, sure..... My psychologist told me I could have a form of autism, I have no clue how they came up with such a thing. I looked up the symptoms in adults, and saw some symptoms...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Can someone please help me. I believe my niece is struggling with anorexia, she has lost significant amount of weight in a very very short time. Her BMI is very low and she does...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I won. Oh my god. Those panic attacks and violent thoughts were enough to make me never have another baby! I knew I was at risk because of my history with depression, but...
    rhiajanita rhiajanita 22-25, F Apr 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My best friend died in January. We'd been through a lot together, battled drug addiction, been through him getting diagnosed with HIV...and after all that he gets hypothermia...
    Propsta84 Propsta84 26-30, M 4 Responses May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm really scared. I tried to eat a few hours ago and bite after bite I just felt so disgusted big time (but I kept forcing me to eat. I couldn't manage to eat the whole plate...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F Apr 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As a child I grew up in a household with an alcoholic father, who was very much a dictator in the household, had anger problems, consistently cheated on my mom and would get into...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been diagnosed with SMA syndrome for a year. I started experiencing symptoms at 16. I was an incredibly stressed student. I was constantly studying and taking AP classes. When...
    jfletcher jfletcher 22-25, F Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Pretty girls don't eat ): that's what ana says (yes I know ana is not a person ana is anorexia)
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I wanna have it again Help me get there
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The urge is back. I thought I'd finally got over all this. I've just eaten some toast, and I want to purge. I have no idea why, this hasn't happened in a few months now..
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F May 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need an Ana coach to help me lose weight...AND YES I HAVE AN EATING DISORDER...I just feel like the voices in my head aren't enough... Message me please if you are available!
    OriginalJuli3 OriginalJuli3 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have bulimia and it's getting worse. I've been struggling on and off with an eating disorder for the last 8 years. It started more as anorexia but everyone told me I was too...
    emptybook emptybook 22-25, F May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Everyone in my family is fairly slim. My mother, aunt and grandmother were all models at some point. I wasn't a heavy child, but I had a bit of a stomach. They used to tie belts...
    insecured insecured 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need some advise... I'm going on a trip next week with a few friends which means I'll be with them 24/7. But I really don't want to eat too much. How do I not eat over my maximum...
    ElisabethH123 ElisabethH123 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not like bullimia or anorexia or anything like that. I, am an extremely fussy eater. Its not like im saying that i dont want this to touch that blah blah etc. On the contrary, ive...
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 2 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I actually had anorexia for five years that included five inpatient/hospital stays for it; loads of medical/ nutritional counseling & even way more therapy. I was quote/unquote...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    *posted this on I had an eating disorder." I thought and want to give people hope on here too!!! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I am basically fully...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to give people hope!!! You can recover even from a very serious eating disorder. I basically fully recovered:) I recovered after a five year battle with anorexia nervosa...
    JuliaHHL JuliaHHL 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Even though the human body is made to continue the existence of our species, it doesn't mean some people should contribute their genes for the next generation. I live in an upper...
    TheIvoryOwl TheIvoryOwl 18-21, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay,so saw fatal attraction,and let me put out some stuff,as a bpd sufferer myself,I will never do,and it is very unlikely most average bpd people might. 1.I love animals...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Everywhere my fake Mother goes, it is mandatory for me to follow her, or else I'd be beaten cussed at, and physically forced out of the house. I am 29 years old and she destroyed...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 55 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The only thing I have to do is not listen. It's as simple as that. Don't talk to him, don't listen to what he has to say, it's all lies. But I'm dumb. And weak. And I told Azriel...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My father is the one that i lost when i was sixteen. My father was visiting me in hospital for a stomach operation that i was about to have, strangely enough dad was having...
    Alanuin Alanuin 26-30, F 8 hrs ago
    <