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I Have Battled Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 77 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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    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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    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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    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 Aug 24

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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.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F a week 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 6 days ago

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    I feel empty, lonely, worthless, in pain I have personified my feelings into a person that I think about and right about sometimes, tonight is an especially bad night. I saw my bf...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Mother's Rock-"You stay in a child's place!" is the most underused and BEST parenting advice of modern times. A child is unable to pay bills, run a household, or be held...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 1 day 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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    And. If i analyze it. I am more lucky than some.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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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 Aug 22

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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 Aug 24

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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 4 days ago

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    For over the last year I have been involved with an old friend who is married. We are having an affair, at least we were. A month ago his wife discovered his affair and he decided...
    michaelsotherwoman michaelsotherwoman 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
    savakora savakora 16-17 9 hrs ago

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    I don't know how I did it but I somehow managed to not write any stories over the summer. It was hard to fight the urge because I'm a bit of writer and when ideas come I just want...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Dear Replacement, There are a few things I think you should know, as you are now the object of his affection. Don’t let it surprise you, how quickly you fall for him, and don...
    kmart52492 kmart52492 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The administration have in some way managed to get rid of the rigid and strictly business -like method from the employees and also have culminated an exceptionally heat and...As we...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have had exzima since I was in middle school and now in college I still have flares regular. Lately, I have been getting all these open wounds on my left arm and they would scab...
    Haliejean12 Haliejean12 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    About five days ago I went to the doctor thinking I was getting an UTI. Doc prescribed me pills....all good....for about two days. It started to hurt soooo bad down there so I went...
    lostandconfused689 lostandconfused689 22-25, F 42 mins ago

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    I have pica and I have done for as long as I can remember. Unlike most people who have the syndrome/disorder I have had cravings for a WIDE variety of things throughout my...
    Pandasaurusrex Pandasaurusrex 18-21 12 mins ago

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    It's the 26th day of my only attempt to stop throwing up, and not every day has been perfect diet and sometimes I haven't done any exercise at all on a few of the days but I haven...
    zoehammo zoehammo 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I just threw in this group for people that have done so much with there life, they are burn out or bored with it. My goal is to use this experience we have to help others.
    starfoxACEFOX starfoxACEFOX 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    I have very strict mom (my dad died already) but I'm very PROUD and THANKFUL to GOD because we have a mommy like her ❤ If I would given a chance to pick a mommy again I would...
    TheRealYhan TheRealYhan 16-17, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    The component that it might not do the job for many people is that they probably have minimal sensitivity to hypnosis.Hypnosis is a wonderfully all-natural state wherein somebody's...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    So, the inevitable ‘Push and Pull’ stage of our twin flame relationship has begun. I can go from comfortable and elated to irritated and angry within the flick of a coin. I...
    Oobsley Oobsley 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I was 12 years old and I didn't have any protection. For the longest, I regretted not going through with it, but I saved myself for my high school sweetheart that I met when I was...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    I want to have one so bad. It is a right of passage and a necessity in the area where I live, where public transportation is almost impossible to find. But in high school I didn't...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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