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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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    I Am Trying To Recover From My Binge Eating Disorder, But I Feel Down. Are You Recovered? Can You Help?

    I am a freshman in college and my whole life I have always been overweight. It wasn't until I was thirteen when I started to actually "Do something about it". Anyways bottom line is for about 5 years I was a chronic dieter. I starved myself, overexercised, counted calories etc...
    Moralesleydi Moralesleydi 16-17 Jan 12, 2013

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    Spoke Too Soon...

    today it feels like i just cannot make myself eat...  just want teh world to go away.  why does this feel so good? 
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Aug 24, 2007

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    I Finally Recovered From My Eating Disorder But....

    It's taken me years to recover from my batte with anorexia. It wasnt through wanting to lose weight or because i don't like food. I just generally had an issue with eating..like i couldnt be bothered to do it, or i'd put myself off eating something. I really want to gain weight...
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2011

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    always here if someone needs advice

    or help or anything concerning recovering from an eating disorder, relapsing, etc. I'm happy to help!
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Four Years Down...

    It's been around four years now, and I've done really well. In middle and high school I struggled with anorexia nervosa, which went undiagnosed and essentially untreated because of my parents' aversion to psychological treatments/counseling. With the help of my best friend (who...
    lianhua lianhua 21-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Recovered

    It has been about 2 1/2 3 years since I have last purged. Which for me is amazing. I feel great! It started in 10th grade and went until 12th grade. And I thought I would never recover. One day I woke up in 12th grade the week before graduation and was like "I need help" I went...
    NaomiSarah1 NaomiSarah1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    I Finally Gained Gained Control of It

    i have finally accepted that there will always be a part of me that wants to starve myself.  that being said, i now know the warning signs and can combat them.  now i am healthy and whole.
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Ah...

    It's strange, sitting here and reading some of my older stories about my experiences and struggles with Anorexia. So much has happened through the past 2 years of recovery. Sure, there has been some ups and downs, some memories are pretty clouded to me and it takes a lot for one...
    lillybet007 lillybet007 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Last year January I was admitted to hospital after I collapsed.I of course knew why but no one else did.I have been harboring horrible eating habits from everyone and this had...
    UnderTheSameStars UnderTheSameStars 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well, im in recovery again. eating is a sometimes ok thing. Some days im hungry and give in, other days anna's in control. i cant wait to be rid of this eating disorder once and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F Apr 3

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    My bulimia soon turned into anorexia after finding out what throwing up does to my teeth, as I'm super strict with oral health. Anyways, through that time, i dropped a lot of...
    ProHappiness ProHappiness 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My adult son has binge eating disorder. We have four children, all living at home, and this problem puts a gigantic shadow over the whole family. My son is totally obsessed with...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Eating disorder was never my main illness, it think it developed due to my Schizotypal Personality and Depression, but I know what is to struggle with eating disorder...I can say...
    lauruze lauruze 22-25, F a week ago

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    I don't know, honestly. Everyone thinks I have an eating disorder. I'm not sure. Honestly....I don't really know what anorexia is...*sigh*. I just know that medically.....I'm...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have an eating disorder, but know one in my family takes me seriously. I know I have Binge Eating Disorder and I have had it for a long time now. I can't stop putting food in my...
    Marisa67002 Marisa67002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I find my biggest confliction with my eating disorder is my weed habit. I smoke pot for my insomnia/depression and I love it. I was on a whole bunch of meds that made me feel...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    So yesterday was eating fast food. From getting Arby's, to froyo and then a very greasy pizza. Well when I woke up this morning I thought I gained a lot. Like it feels like my face...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I am at war... with myself. Actually, it's more like tug-of-war. My Life is in a long game of tug-of-war with My Body (either way, I consider myself a soldier, but you can think...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    So, I think my anorexia is coming back. I've been eating a lot recently, but throwing it all up. I'm sick of doing that. All I want is to be skinny. I hate myself and when I...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My father and I both had eating disorders. I'm a girl though. someone once told me that a girl said eating disorders are for girls. That probably didn't help them, it just puts...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dear eating disorder, please go away. I thought you were my friend, i thought you were helping me, looking out for me. At the start you reassured me that everything would be ok...
    pinkisperfect pinkisperfect 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I have an eating disorder that I struggling with. It started in highschool my junior year and I was cheerleading. Something triggered it again about a year ago and I am traveling...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    recently diagnosed with binge eating disorder and going to start CBT group in May. does anyone have experience with this treatment
    troyabout troyabout 51-55, M Mar 27

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    Bulimia nervosa was my eating disorder!
    cowboy331 cowboy331 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Absence. I've been gone due to my eating disorder and its repurcussions. I apologize to my friends.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 Apr 11

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    I didn't really have a full-blown eating disorder. I used to make myself throw up. a lot. I would eat a meal then feel so sick and so gross that I would immediately run to the...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have never truly came out about my eating disorder. I have been on and off with anorexia for a while. I recently became bulimic and I also binge eat a lot. I'm 17 and gay and...
    rchris96 rchris96 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I have never truly came out about my eating disorder. I have been on and off with anorexia for a while. I recently became bulimic and I also binge eat a lot. I'm 17 and gay and...
    rchris96 rchris96 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    I was in 3rd grade when my best friend moved across the country. I began emotional over eating and gained 64 pounds. I was obese for my age and everyone at my tiny private school...
    BrittneyJean15 BrittneyJean15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Ok so last night I saw my friend do Cinderella ballet. Well after that her family took me and my other friend to dinner......at 11 pm. We went to Denny's and it was the first time...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Since i was even a tartlet.... All my life has been a series of binge eating without purging, then starvation, on and off, on and off. I'm binge eating nonstop as for now. I see...
    AprilBurden23 AprilBurden23 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Ana and Mia. My two best friends, who have almost killed me, but I desperately need them around. I feel lost without either one. Some days I will eat all day, and feel so guilty I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    The meds I'm on for ADHD and depression suppress my appetite so much. But even when I try to eat I hear myself think 'how could you want that? You fatass. You'll never look good...
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I've tried this normal eating thing for three days, and today the guilt is becoming unbearable, going back to my old ways again
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have gone weeks without eating a single bite. I have no clue why I do this. I mean I'm small. Like 4'0" and weigh around 95 pounds. It's not like I'm overweight. I just do it.
    Samchezz Samchezz 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    That night I was scrolling through tumblr. I recently searched up the words skinny, thigh gap, anorexia, collar bones, death, self harm,....etc. I decided I would film what goes...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I battled anorexia for about two years. I haven't had a really bad starving period for over a year now. I've gained some weight since I've been trying to not monitor what I eat so...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Sometimes I remember my eighth grade year, when dance put so much pressure on me, with nostalgia because I felt so deliriously happy. I acknowledged I was anorexic, but I thought I...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Day three of my fast, broken. My boyfriend had a day off from work and he's with me all day, 24/7. I was able to blow off breakfast and lunch but he insisted we went grocery...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Day #2 of b/p free YAY :-) Still feel that binge from 2 days ago yes I know it was really quite bad. Skipped lunch but I have to eat dinner bcos I don't want my family to suspect I...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I'm 19, 4'11 ft tall and 104.5 pounds it ranges from 108.7-103.4 at times. I don't know how to keep dropping weight. I don't even know what to do anymore at this point. I restrict...
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I was overweight from the time I was 9 to the time I was 14. I hated the way I looked. A few months ago a started losing weight. I became obsessed. I would make myself throw up...
    goodvibesman goodvibesman 13-15, F Apr 3

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    I'm 32 years old, 5'3 & 96lbs. I just don't eat. I'm a single mom of two and I think the stress I've been going through caused me to relapse. I was doing good for almost 6 years. I...
    SuzieChapstick SuzieChapstick 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm tired of this cycle diet > cheating > purging > diet and so on. I eat 1300 cal a day and burn 400 at the gym and can't seem to keep this diet going no more than a month of...
    domezainparis domezainparis 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I would dream of food, but always stay away from it and tell myself I couldn't have it. when I woke up in the morning I always thought to myself "I wish I had eaten it in my dream...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Apr 7

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    My anxiety is going haywire with all the stress from exams and negative experiences with other people, and I can't tell if my dietary habits are getting better or worse. I averaged...
    Skadiv Skadiv 18-21 1 Response Apr 9

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    I had a bad repetitive strain injury as a result of being a guitarist studying music at university. It forced me to quit school in my final year. To complicate things, I also lost...
    AJWalton AJWalton 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I try not to eat but I find myself binging all day.. I'm afraid to find out that I've become 130 pounds.. My goal is to be 110 pounds by May 29th.
    NemoNoMore NemoNoMore 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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