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I Have Bulimia

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    I'm 13 years old and I've been a bulimic

    and a cutter since I was 10.it all started when my family started saying that I should be skinny like my friends and that I ate way too much it really hit me hard so..I became a bulimic; and with cutting myself well I never felt good enought for my family or pretty and that's my...
    laucarmigo laucarmigo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    I struggle since I was 16.

    I've been good for almost two years( not purging) but today I relapsed and I dont know what to do... I thought i would never do it again...
    InesLudovico InesLudovico 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Can't Think Of A Tittle For This One (:

    This entry might seem little weird as I interviewed myself while writing it and oh well I decided that I want to share MY THOUGHTS this way so here we go. What can I say regarding this matter?Β  It’s relaxing; it gives an amazing feeling after you are done throwing up what you...
    meme30 meme30 18-21, F 6 Responses May 20, 2012

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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

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    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I had a relapse:/ Haven't forced myself to

    throw up since like March. I had a regular three way at skyline and put hot sauce on it. Driving home I could feel the good begging to not be digested. The feeling was horrible it was actually physical pain that was emotionally panicking and I caved. I haven't ever felt like...
    SkinnyJenny420 SkinnyJenny420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    My name is Michelle I am 29 years old,

    and I have been suffering from Bulimia since I was 15 years old. I think alot of my issues have resulted from being picked on in my younger years.. Pumpkin was the famious nickname for me in grade school. The kicker was when I broke the swing.. I started with my issue when I was...
    stonm8352 stonm8352 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    and it's as if I think I can eat whatever ****

    I want, because soon I'll puke it up and it'll all be gone - but this is not the case. This is RARELY the case. There's nothing worse than having this mentality, then going to puke and for some reason not being able to get everything up at all. It's so stressful because I hadn't...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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 21-25, F 23 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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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 5 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    It's something I developed at 9/10

    and did get really bad then it was ok and now it's quite bad again I just feel like I have to and I feel compelled to do it.
    littlecrazymia littlecrazymia 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    miaftw miaftw 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I hate when I eat. So I make sure

    when I eat, I take a laxative so it gets out of my body quicker.
    lockedsweetheart lockedsweetheart 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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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    I want to recover so badly

    and am starting to feel like I don't want to purge, like I want to binge but I have to really force myself to purge now. I don't want to binge and purge but I want to eat some of the foods that I binge on but I wouldn't be able to eat small amount and stop/eat small amounts and...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sucking in my tummy until I feel my bones

    when I lay on my back is the best feelingπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„ but I hate when I have to get up πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜©πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜’
    Moonlightwolf6 Moonlightwolf6 13-15, F Aug 17

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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! :)
    Marc98 Marc98 16-17, M 6 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm A Liar

    I feel like all I do is lie. I've never told anybody the truth about how I feel. I've lied to everyone when I smile or laugh, when I say I'm doing fine. I try to lie to myself every time I look in the mirror. Tell myself I like who I am. That I'm a good person, who people care...
    SilentRevery SilentRevery 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    to warn you-- this is very long.

    Hi! I am new to this site and I have been looking for a place to vent for quite some time now. I want to share my story of how I became bulimic, and hopefully find support to pull me through recovery (trying to recover on my own at this point.) Let me start of by saying I am a...
    southernpearl southernpearl 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    After I thought I was done some how I'm pulled

    back in again when I look at food all I can hear is your FAT! My secret will make me sick, so I'm confronting it before I'm too far in to be pulled out.
    babybuckeye babybuckeye 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 7

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    and recovery feels hopeless.

    trying to stay strong
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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 Feel Worthless

    About a year ago i changed schools and started in a really high achieving school.... I didn't fit in. Everyone was so smart and outgoing! I started to isolate myself and make myself throw up. I'm now purging up 4-6 times a day. It's starting to take control of me... I told my...
    Liptongal Liptongal 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Again with the restricting.

    I haven't successfully restricted in at least a year and I've been doing it so easily. I'm happy about it though. Whatever.
    breathelovexo breathelovexo 18-21, F Aug 15

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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 1 Response Mar 24

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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 4 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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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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    I am 18 years old and I have had bulimia

    for over 2 years now. It all started at the end of grade 10 when i decided i wanted to lose weight (i was 150-155 pounds). I will go through periods of restricting without binge/purge and then have a week or a couple days in a row where i binge/purge several times in a day (4 or...
    becky632 becky632 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    You Can Win The Fight Against Bulimia, I Did 10years Ago!

    Hi there.My name is Amanda and I am 27years old. I had bulimia in high school (almost 10 years ago) and I really struggled with it. I have realized that I am a living testimony that you can win the battle against bulimia and that by telling my story I can help others in need.It...
    akmarais akmarais 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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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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    Freedom?

    8:34 pm.An hour after you're supposed to eat. I think on it for a couple of minutes and decide, I've been good all day.Β  Have only drunk water and the usually almond milk in the morning.Β  I did eat some watermelon earlier as lunch (I always have lunch).Β  I open the fridge and...
    pinkcorsage pinkcorsage 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Hey guys...well i really need to talk to

    someone bulimic..im bulimic, and i'm starting to lose control over myself, i know that i need help and all this kind of ****, but i dont give a damn about my health! Just need to ask some questions...
    saraBMx saraBMx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Where do I start? To be completely honest,

    I don't know how long I have been living with this big Bulimic secret. It's been so many years, I've lost count. I turn 26 in a few months, and I know it started when I was still in high school--I guess if I had to approximate, I'd say it's been roughly 8 or 9 years, tops. It...
    siomariet siomariet 22-25 1 Response Jun 27

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    I've been in denial about it

    for quite some time now. I always told myself that since it only happened every once in a while it wasn't a big deal. Well, now it happens almost every day. I guess its true, things can spiral down fast.
    ghaz26 ghaz26 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I can't take it anymore.

    I have just broken down in tears whilst getting ready to go out for the first time in months. I have isolated myself from my friends for so long and barely socialised and was forcing myself to go out but I can't anymore. I know I should try but we'd be drinking and drinking when...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    ThatGurlDailyy ThatGurlDailyy 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I starting doing it because,

    I wanted to lose weight like everyone else, my first option wasn't this it was Crystal Meth it was working in 2 months I lost over 30 pounds. I went from 150 lbs to 120 lbs. I was getting really bad, I stop using it because I got caught using. In my first week without it I gain...
    crystaljay crystaljay 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Today I started to have an anxiety attack in

    the middle of my binging and I wasn't planning on purging for awhile I was actually just stuffing my face with food and then next thing you know I couldn't breathe and I purged. It was SO relieving but I also ruined my week of not binging.
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F Jul 20

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    I've been bulimic for a few months now.

    And my weight hovers between 40 and 45.
    leahamy01 leahamy01 16-17 Jul 19

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    stonm8352 stonm8352 26-30, F Jul 15

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    And I think I've made a breakthrough.

    I just realised that my weight loss is the first thing that my mum has really truly praised me for. she has made it very obvious to me through out my life the type of body she likes and admires - skinny. she was almost obsessed about being slim when she was younger and every...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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

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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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    I Wish I Could Stop Eating.

    I have tried and tried and TRIED for almost two years to stop myself from eating when I'm not completely starving, but I can't ever find the self-control to stop myself. I wish that food tasted bad, but it doesn't. I like eating but I hate what it does to me. I've tried dieting...
    JayTee11 JayTee11 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I am 29 years old, and I have been suffering

    from Bulimia since I was 15 years old. I think alot of my issues have resulted from being picked on in my younger years.. Pumpkin was the famious nickname for me in grade school. The kicker was when I broke the swing.. I started with my issue when I was 15. noticed my sister...
    stonm8352 stonm8352 26-30, F Jul 15

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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 20 Responses Aug 6, 2007

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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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    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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    So I have a question.

    Most of the time I just fast because i am mainly anorexic but recently my fat self has been binging then purging like crazy!! My question is, is there anything to do about the teethe marks on the knuckles?? (Or am I the only one who gets them??) also I have already tried to use...
    FatPig303 FatPig303 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    and my parents have started to figure it out.

    prior to my bulimia, I would chew some foods like bread and biscuits and spit them out into bags or mugs and my parents have found these bags or mugs 2 or 3 times and questioned me on them. my mum has noticed i've lost a lot of weight and asked if i keep all my food down, my dad...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Let me tell you a story.

    Once upon a time, Not that long ago A little girl so empty Wanted to fill her sorrow. She stuffed and filled Right to the top So full and sick But unable to stop Until she gagged She spewed her sorrow In