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I Have Bulimia

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    I struggled with bulimia

    when i was a teenager and again in my mid twenties,managed to overcome it or so i thought. 18 months ago i started slimming world as i was massively overweight,at nearly 21stone managed by sticking to plan 100% to lose 7 and a half stone by this last xmas. Had to stop going as...
    swanmere swanmere 41-45, F Mar 15

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    After turning 18, the big 1 8 you know,

    I only saw a big fatty in the mirror. I was obese and I even had an appointment at my doctor for a gastric. When I got the letter with the time to see my doctor I was so disgusted with myself so I just said '**** the doctor, I can do it for real this time!'. I did, the first 6...
    Skrattdamp Skrattdamp 18-21, F Dec 12, 2014

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    I Am Bulimic

    All my life I wasn't too fat, I was just tall and built like my father who was very athletic.  I went through puberty a little faster than my friends, and on top of that I loved food.  I always ate junk and fried food and didnt really care about healthy...
    morgan521 morgan521 18-21, F 12 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    I have had a eating disorder

    for 3 years now and it's been over a year and a half since I've kept a meal down, can't help but wonder what's happening to my body and what's going to happen to me. Crazy to think that I haven't kept a meal down for so long but at the same time I'm super proud of myself.
    mariya843 mariya843 16-17, F Sep 2, 2014

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    Am I the only one who can hear her voice?

    The voice of "Mia" reminding you how disgusting you actually are? Reminding you of the things you should do when you eat? What the consequences are when you do eat? And screaming at you not to eat at all? I feel insane when I try to tell others about her, and its almost like...
    JustMeKaila JustMeKaila 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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    I Know I Know

    I have it, i chose it and it does not define me. i lost 76.2lbs(35kgs) in three months while i was ana.... I'm what you would call a jumper, i get really big then really small. and i hate it. you see when i start i cant stop. normally something gets me jumping, always something...
    skyefyre17 skyefyre17 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Great =/

    I've had bulimia for 3 years but finally got control of it about 7 months ago. I was doing so good with resisting the urge every single day...But now I'm purging again like crazy and I can't stop. =.=
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    I'm so stupid and ugly

    and fat fat FATTTT!!!!!!!!
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    This is a journal I wrote on August 17,

    2012 about my parents finding out about my bulimia: they found out! my secrets are all out! I have no more privacy no more dignity and all I'm left with is regret and shame. but am I really the one to blame. they know my secret. they brung me in their bathroom to talk. they...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 17, 2014

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    I wish I could openly talk about it with my

    friends and family but very few people know. It's completely ruined my life and is ruining my families lives simultaneously. I feel so ashamed even though I know it's not something I have any control over at this point, but I'm so scared of judgement.
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

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    Hi all, I am 25 years old

    and have had an eating disorder for about 10 years. It started with anorexic behaviors as a teenager and a noticeable weight loss, but I was never underweight. This slowly developed into periods of extreme over-eating, followed by self-induced vomiting. In college, my disorder...
    meganexplainsitall meganexplainsitall 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    How delicate my recovery state of bliss was.

    I feel like more of a failure than ever. I feel like giving up on everything. Going out with a bang?
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 5

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    Introducing My Closest Friends, Ana And Mia.

    --First time openly talking about this, so here is a monologue to describe what goes on inside my head. Please let me know what you think, or if you are going through something similar!-- Allow me to introduce you to my two closest friends. They are always there for me. Ana tries...
    ThisOneGirlX ThisOneGirlX 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I wanted to share an important discovery

    after recovering from ed for several years. after years of unexplainably losing my appetite, I know learn it's the first trigger to my depression. i thought it was the first sign of ED coming back. so the first signs of my shift in mood and mental stability is my sudden lack of...
    Amy1286 Amy1286 26-30, F Mar 6

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    Why I'm Bulimic

    People may judge me. But they don't know what it's like to be 16 and 5'8/ 346 lbs. they don't know what it's like for your parents to be ashamed of you. So ashamed that all they do it take you to buffets, because they don't want to be seen anywhere else with you. So you start...
    chicin chicin 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I haven't purged in 4 days,

    mostly due to eating below my limit but my stomach feels slightly better and I have actually lost some weight. I'm sure I'll binge any day soon and **** everything up though. I'm tired of thinking about this constantly.
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I Feel Ashamed

    It started when I was in high school. I would eat when I was stressed out, once a day after school. I quit for a couple of years and then it crept back into my life somehow a couple of years ago. It happens now usually at least twice a day. I even pretend that I don't want to be...
    sammy sammy 18-21, F 23 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Holding this in for so long

    and I think this is a good place to let it out. If anyone reads this or not it's still helping me out tremendously. High school I was athletic and thin...5ft 7in tall weighing 135 to 138 at my lowest. I didn't worry about my weight. Then I went off to college and quickly gained...
    valley2412 valley2412 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I really want to recover from bulimia.

    I'm too scared though, I don't want to follow a diet plan and gain weight. I know gaining weight is better then constantly thinking about food all the time but I can't push myself to do it.
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Bulimia Is Best Thing Happened To Me :)

    I know it sounds really strange to say that bulimia is the best thing happened in my life , because through recovery i had known many things about myself , i knew that i am good caring sensitive girl like most of us bulimics , and instead of being hurt because of my sensitivity...
    developer developer 22-25 5 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    I have had bulimia for almost 8 years.

    Starting when I was 16/17. I don't throw up everyday. I go through stages where it can be everyday or more for a week then a week or two of nothing. But I don't think I have ever gone over 2 weeks without throwing up. I have the knuckle thing happening, it's actually quite...
    scarlettsunday scarlettsunday 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I Was Ana, Now I Am Mia

    I have bulimia, I thre up three times today.  I wish I could control my eating and that I would stop feeling so guilty for eating.  Does anyone else feel this way?  I used to weigh 85 pounds and now i am so much heavier.  I wish I had someone to talk to that...
    girlkitty79 girlkitty79 26-30, F 32 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    it has been 4 years since beginning of my

    recovery ! yes 4 continuous years :) I was bulimic too , or let's say used to be bulimic . Bulimia can be recovered , you can recover too . sometimes I get flashbacks of my life right before bulimia . I was desperate for people's acceptance , I wanted everyone to like me .and...
    developer developer 22-25 Dec 9, 2014

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    How much do people purge

    after bingeing?
    theratlady theratlady 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    The Painful Journey

    I have had bulimia for 4 years now. As a child I was molested so there was a trigger for my bulimia, but at that stage I just didn't eat for a period of time and then went back to regular eating. I had never told anyone I was molested so in 2008 when I started having nightmares...
    MirandaForever MirandaForever 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    And it's back... :/ I cried

    because I haven't had a scale in 4 days... I ate quite a bit today... And I want to throw it all up... Once I'm back at home and alone... This habit is coming back... I'm too fat... And I won't be for too much longer... Oh Mia, how I've missed you... <3
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Jan 8

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    I eat because I'm happy,

    I'm unhappy because I eat. It's a vicious circle. . Does anyone recognize this feeling?
    jeanine281 jeanine281 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today 2 years ago I entered recovery

    for bulimia. I have not binged and purged once since. Two years free from mia!!! It's so nice and the struggle was really hard. But I made it!!!
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    I've been struggling w bulimia

    for about two years now but I am starting to get help with it. I wanna be happy with my body but bulimia only makes me feel guilty and hate myself. The thought of being able to eat a normal sized meal and feel ok about myself knowing I don't have to throw it up after is all I...
    yuuung yuuung 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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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 me the chubby new girl which I hadn't thought about before, I slowly developed anorexia nervosa over the semester and when I slipped I...
    zoehammo zoehammo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Does anyone know how long

    after you recover from bulimia your stomach stops bloating?
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I have never received treatment despite

    diagnosis from a psychiatrist; however through treatment and medication for anxiety, depression and insomnia, as well as a general improvement in my confidence and happiness, turning to ED behaviours has become less frequent and I feel like I have come a long way in terms of...
    fromlighttodarkness fromlighttodarkness 16-17, F Mar 24, 2014

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    This Is My Story.......

    W ell my names Serena , im 22, and i believe bulimic. No i havent been diagnosed professionally, just self. I dont remember when it all started, i do remember i used to just bring food up to make people squirm in elementry school, and it went from there. I can control my inside...
    itsbeenajourney itsbeenajourney 22-25, F 54 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    I'm too scared to ask

    for help from my doctor, I'm worried they won't believe or listen to me.
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 16-17, F Feb 25

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    It's been 9 months since I last purged,

    but recently I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror and I just feel so fat. For the first time in months, I have felt like I need to purge. I'm so scared, but I feel like k can't tell anyone. I don't want anyone to know because I'm embarrassed, but I just want to loose...
    Madscheers512 Madscheers512 13-15 1 Response Jan 5

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    I really need to tell someone about the

    struggle I am going through and I thought this was a good place to start. I was bulimic for 6 years, sometimes purging up to 4 times a day. It had completely taken over my life, my mind was filled with thoughts about how to smuggle more food into my house and binge/purge without...
    needhelp03 needhelp03 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I hadnt beated bulimia.

    I enjoy eating but then I regret it...
    rebeccava rebeccava 22-25 1 Response Mar 18

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    Ashamed And Exhausted

    A short intro: I'm 25, a native of New York, currently living in Hamburg, and perhaps the greatest source of my shame, a man. By no means do I intend to come across as sexist or mysoginist, I just know the statistics and the majority of bulimics are female. In my pivotal teen...
    andrewj1023 andrewj1023 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Much better day today.

    Had lunch with a friend and then dinner and a snack. Had urges but No trips to the bathroom. I got this :)
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T Mar 11

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    Bulimia seems to be taking hold again.

    I just look at my body and want to cry. All I see is fat. I feel horrible and want to cut.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    hate seeing girls like this,

    breaks my heart, please message me if your suffering maybe I can help <3
    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M Jan 6

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    Bulimic In Recovery

    I guess i was always a binge eater; i don't remember when i became bulimic.  i remember doing it occasionally in university, and after i graduated when i was alone all the time.  it seemed like i had no friends at all to lean on, except myself.  it got really bad...
    findaway findaway 26-30, F 21 Responses Aug 6, 2007

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    It really sucks :') I've had bulimia

    for almost six years and I've hated every minute of it! Trying to stay positive is pretty hard! The hardest thing is trying to live a normal life! I was starting to get better, then boom! Here we go again :') Oh well, wish me luck! :)
    Marc99 Marc99 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I don't think I'm bulimic

    nor am I anorexic but this is the best suited spot to post this. I began purging and well I'm actually kind of good at it but I'm afraid someone will notice... How do I just disappear after meals without anyone doubting?
    Ticcat Ticcat 13-15, F Mar 5

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    I've only had bulimia got around 4/5 months,

    unlike most people who have had it years. However, I was wondering how long it might take for my period to come back? I know it's indefinite but most people said around 3 months. I've only recently stopped being sick too.
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to this site

    so you have to bear with me :))! I have had bulimia for over a year. I have bpd and depression alongside bulimia but for me, Bulimia ruins my life. I love it but I hate it. I want it gone but then I want it back. I am in control, then it is all lost, and partially regained...
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I'm more determined to get over bulimia then I

    was before. Does anyone know how I can get over the 'bulimia thoughts'? At school I'm constantly looking at the clock and saying "It's only 20 minutes until lunch" and "What should I have to eat?" I want these thoughts and feelings to go away. I've read that I should think of...
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 28