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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 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 21-25, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Yes, I have an eating disorder. And yes, I'm still fat. Fat people can have eating disorders too. which makes everything worse since no one will suspect you for having it. What I...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Jan 21

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    10 years ago I chose to live. 10 years ago I was at my lowest point of my life. I was barely 78lbs at 5'4. I was suffering from a major illness very few people discuss with...
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    I've struggled with my weight most of my life. I'm really short, and it almost seems like I put on weight if I just look at too many cupcakes. I can drop about 30 lbs if I stick...
    justsomegirloutthere89 justsomegirloutthere89 22-25, F Jan 7

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    I have been struggling with an eating disorder (Ana Mia) for almost 15 years. I have had outpatient therapy on and off for the last several years. My boyfriend knows, I was very...
    meanoldstepmom meanoldstepmom 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need help and advice ive had a eating disorder and i kinda been getting better eating better or eating a little bit but i have a bf (long distance ) and im scared because what if...
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've never felt comfortable in my own skin. I also know that in no way I see what others see. ( If I look thinner or fatter I can not tell) Over the last year I have lost over 60...
    Starbuck82 Starbuck82 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'm not sure if its an eating disorder or not but this is what happens: 90% of the time I'm not hungry and i rarely eat not because I'm punishing myself but I just don't feel like...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    after 11 years of battling my eating disorder ive finally been admitted to the right therapy and im starting to question if i have the strength in me to do it
    laulaulauuu laulaulauuu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I don't know if someone can completely get over an eating disorder, but for me, I still get a thrill out of being hungry and deprived of food every once in a while.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Hello, everyone:) I have mentioned my struggles with my weight off and on, but I think it is important that I tell you all the whole story. I was always chubby, and this problem...
    Leopard3487 Leopard3487 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I haven't been diagnosed with a specific eating disorder. My doctors just like ehhyeahhh dere is someting vrong wit yerr appetite little miss. no ****. I go 2-3 days forgetting...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I hate having an eating disorder. it makes me feel awful. It doesn't matter if I binge or just eat a regular meal, I always feel like a cow afterward.
    BabeFett BabeFett 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    to everyone who is or has been battling an eating disorder if you need to talk pm me iv been there and will help in any way I can. hugs to everyone
    CGBABC CGBABC 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I'm afraid to tell anyone about having an eating disorder
    PixelChibi PixelChibi 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Can guys have eating disorders because i'm the only guy know that has one
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't try too... I didn't notice... but now it's taking over my life, when I first joined cross country I felt bad cause I was one of the bigger girls on the team I weighed 120...
    AngelinaMilano AngelinaMilano 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I am 177cm and 45 kg and has been suffering with anorexia for 3 years. I didn't start full out "starving" myself. Actually it started out as an innocent diet (exercising, eating...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm skinny, but recently I've been gaining weight due to eating unhealthy stuff and eating a lot due to stress. I recently visited my older sister and she slapped me on my thighs...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm always switching it up. Someday I'll stop eating period. Maybe breakfast. Some chocolate too keep me calm. Then I'll just drink water and call it a day. I've been back at it...
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    And here I find myself bent over my bin... After eating a microwave meal... I feel really full, so I'm now forcing my stomach contents up :/ fun.... But it's for the better right...
    catho catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    The urges and habits are back... First it starts with not eating... But within a couple days... I'll be back to throwing up what I don't want... :/ here we go... It's about to get...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I used to, then I fell in love, felt beautiful, ate more, threw up less, got fat, then got dumped. Now a lone fat single pringle. I wish I could go back to the days when I actually...
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I've been stress eating lately and I haven't been able to lose any weight!! :'( I've even gained 2 or 3 pounds... I'm thinking about starting to work out... But I'm scared it'll...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Why is that I'm scared that i don't want to eat anything to gain weight i hate feeling fat i like the feeling of my close when they are loose or the emptiness i get when I'm Hungry...
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 16-17, F Jan 17

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    I feel so terrible. I was confident this week so I ate a lot and now I just hate myself for eating so much. I didn't even eat that much. I ate the recommended amount of calories...
    whatsupgirly whatsupgirly 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I need someone to talk to. I dont want them to tell me I'm stupid for not eating. I just want someone who is going through what I am and who also needs someone to talk to.
    heyj96 heyj96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had so many incarnations of ED. Right now, I'm overweight. People have no idea that when they tell me that I should just stop eating, that they are triggering my ED... :(
    sugarbabysub sugarbabysub 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    i fainted today for the first time since i went back to dieting, i should be happy. i mean, if i faint, then i dont have energy, if i dont have energy im not eating, therefore i...
    KatherineSnow KatherineSnow 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm been smoking and it makes me cough so bad that I throw up I love it only eating protein smoothie for breakfast and protein bars for lunch and dinner.
    Banabear Banabear 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Does it ever go away? I thought I was better. Than bully-Mia. Yes, a bully came knocking at my door again. Such a familiar face. I'm almost glad to welcome it. Does the...
    meriendatime meriendatime 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Today all i had was a protein bar for breakfast then a protein wrap from carls the had cheese popcorn thats all i want to eat for today if i get Hungary ill eat a protein and thats...
    Millerbabe17 Millerbabe17 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    well, I hope I don't.... but I am really struggling from resisting food.... I can really hardly resist food.... and if I get to eat, I eventually regret and kinda hate myself...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I gained 6lbs since November 17th I feel so fat, I need to loose it again
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I hate looking at myself in the mirror. I hate it so much. I hate my body, I hate my face, I hate my life. All I do is hate. My weight has always been on my mind recently. I've...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 7 Responses Jan 3

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    I've struggled with an ED for over 10 years now and have started to seek help but there's still part of me that is resistant towards getting the help I really need. How do I truly...
    yval711 yval711 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I've barely eaten all day.. Yet I'm staring at my dinner and I don't want to eat... :/ There's not even much of it.. And it's healthy.. But I'm struggling to bring myself to eat...
    catho catho 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Wow. I eat way way to much these days. I need to cut down again. Help? I can feel myself putting on all the weight I lost.
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Society drives you to do crazy things and this is mine. I don't want to be the "fat girl" out of the group. I want to fit and blend in. Some people choose drugs as their...
    xliah xliah 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Successfully haven't eaten real food in over 16 hours... Feeling starved and so hungry... But remember.... That's a good thing...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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