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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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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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    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 Sep 19, 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 2 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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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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    It has been 2 years since I became normal

    looking again after my eating disorder. It still bothers me so much though.
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F Mar 16

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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 22-25, F Apr 9, 2014

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    Just ******* love it when my breakfast doesn't want to stay down -.- The pains I get from eating hurt so much, makes it worth just not eating.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be skinny. I don't want to be called "skinny". I just want to be healthy. And I am healthy. I am recovered. 7 years without an eating disorder is wonderful. I look...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Except for I do not have the eating disorder that most of you have. I have binge eating disorder. Binge Eating Disorder, for those of you who do not know, is kind of like Bulimia...
    brriittttaannyy brriittttaannyy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Like many mental health issues, eating disorders are simply not recognized as severe public health problems and carries a great stigma. But there is POWER in collective...
    MSWatUSC MSWatUSC 22-25, F Apr 13

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    I had an eating disorder for almost 4 years. it started with the fact that I hate eating around people and I don't like chewing noises and then progressed to not just avoiding...
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I've decided today, that im going to fight this eating disorder... I'm not gonna let it win... I've talked with my sister and she's gonna help plan healthy meals for me. Taking...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I eat a lot and still hungry...sometimes I don't want to eat at all...and sometimes I feel hungry but I also feel like if I eat something I'll throw up for sure...sigh...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Apr 21

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    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 day ago

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    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

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    my bulimia isnt what defines me. It took me awhile to recognize that "hey i have a problem" but i kept quite for a long time. Not just my eating disorder but other things as well...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    been having it for all my life really but it manifested itself truly little over a year ago and my weight has just been one big yoyo one minute im skin and bones and the next im...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    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 day ago

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    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 day ago

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    I'm not sure what to think right now. I've gained about five unwanted pounds this year. Nothing major, still thin. Just a little bit of excess fat that I recently gained. I wanted...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    This nonesense of not wanting to eat and starve myself is getting old. The lost of complete appetite is ridiculous. I'm hiplogucemic I NEED to have my meals and my snacks and yet I...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    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

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    I started eating a little again now Im not eating at all I don't deserve to I deserve to did from starvation
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response Apr 11

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    I, Caylee, had delayed 2 weeks of my life stuck in that hellish hospital, but today is my release date. So I guess I’m sort of happy. Either way I actually missed Anna and Miah...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I still struggle on eating much or enough but hey I'm proud to say that atleast I haven't starve in like two weeks. I've been eating all three meals and some snacks. A few times I...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    IF YOUR NAME IS ALEXA OR MATTHEW DONT READ: YAY!!! I haven't ate today I hope my pro ana buddy is proud of me u know who u are lol I'm proud of myself for not eating at all now I...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I hate it. I really do. I always relapse back into restricting/fasting for up to a month, then I'll go back to normal. Why this ******* constant up and down thing? I am so...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have previously written about being depressed a couple of years ago and am happy to report that I have completely recovered. I am making friends and have found the small things...
    Lifeisgreat98 Lifeisgreat98 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    Skip dinner? I think so. I'd rather feel hungry than feel sick after eating and angry with myself that I'm gaining weight.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I tend to eat very tiny portions and I always chew and spit without swallowing most of my food. Yesterday my parents and I were out and we picked up dinner on the go. They kept...
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Eating nothing today... I want to be skinny. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    Going to start dieting... Forcing myself to exercise.. Stick to mostly liquids rather than food. I've started to put on weight and that makes me unhappy... I feel sick after...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I feel so guilty after eating everything I put in my mouth, even water. I feel so lonely every time all day. I wish there's someone who knew how I felt and just don't nag at me...
    LookAtThatLlama LookAtThatLlama 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    I am currently in recovery from starving. I have always wanted to be a model and I always viewed my self as to large. These pictures are me. I feel uneasy posting them but what do...
    kelseyw0616 kelseyw0616 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I haven't eaten today and don't plan on it for two weeks. In a manic decision this morning, I took 4 times the normal dose of ADHD meds (which I had forgotten dull appetite). Idk I...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 21

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    Well my people I woke up at 7 am and eat my breakfast just a coffee and a piece of bread and I have energy and I got my girl ready for school. am about to star cleaning my room...
    jasmine2004 jasmine2004 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My psychology teacher told me after a lesson on bipolar disorders that she believes I may be bipolar II that idea scares me
    Knmazzeo Knmazzeo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    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 Apr 26

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    I go on periods of starving myself and working out secretly(and hating my body,negative thoughts,anxiety around food etc) and periods of somewhat normality(able to eat SOME junk...
    khloesaffron khloesaffron 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    my grandma has been making me eat but I've been purging at least :)
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Apr 11

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