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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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 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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    These 'pro ana' people are ridiculous.

    Eating disorders aren't a choice. You don't get to choose to be anorexic or not. How stupid.
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F Jul 12

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    sad this will never get better. sinking further into behaviors. I don't want to go back to the hospital again. trying my best to get better control of this. not working. :( i see...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    So what? I dont have an appetite? Is that really that bad? Im perfectly healthy, Im active, Im not insecure about my body, but yet that makes me anorexic? How is that correct...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    admitting I'm struggling to my husband again was hard, but glad he knows. i been scared on telling him but became aware that the ED didn't want him knowing so I can continue in...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    how horrible is it that I want to be anorexic again. even though that stage of my life ruined me, this whole binge eating and bulimia is doing me way more harm. I need to just fast...
    yafeelmepenguin yafeelmepenguin 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I need a friend for support when I want to binge and purge. and to help keep me from being consumed in eating disorder land
    yafeelmepenguin yafeelmepenguin 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I haven't been eating much. Started getting really dizzy today. trying to eat and hoping this ED doesn't have me feeling guilty and huge afterwards . i'm just exhausted in fighting...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey guys. I had eating disorder. I was hating my body and everything about me. I made a decision that I will change my life. So I started doing exercises . My body is getting...
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    so my bf's ex gf is so skinny... i'm the ugly fat new gf. i hate it!!! i've had an ED for about 6yrs, on & off on recovery... relapse, you know how it is. right now i'm on my fat...
    screambloodygore screambloodygore 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    trying to work on beating this ED. just can't eat without feeling guilty and feeling huge. why can't I get past this and be happy with who I am? Just been wanting to fall more into...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate myself so much... I over eat so much when I need to be skinny.. I need help and advise with sticking to strict diet plan because I can't go on this size.
    stevieluvsyu stevieluvsyu 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was just diagnosed with this today. So I'm trying to learn as much as I can. Anyone taking Topamax for it? My Dr prescribed it. We'll see how it works. What has ur experience...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Guys I'm gonna start the lemonade detox diet for the next 40 days!!do u think i would be able to lose 3 stone in the next 6 weeks on it?
    missann97 missann97 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am looking for a friend, gender/location/age doesn't matter as long as you won't hurt my feelings. I'm struggling with eating disorder and anxiety. I can be supportive and my...
    veronicarosy veronicarosy 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    im surrounded by amazing people and I found out that being skinny wouldn't make me happy, they would. that's what helped me.
    circledletters circledletters 16-17, F a week ago

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    Again, another moment of struggling... Just been wanting to give up on trying to get better. just hate eating and feeling horrible afterwards. I don't know anymore... I hate...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I feel like I want to tell someone about my eating disorder but I think they will judge me and I'm not at my goal weight so I don't know what to do I just hate feel like this....
    Maria134747 Maria134747 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Accepting or loving my body is a daily battle. But the worst is being constantly self-conscious wherever I go and whomever I'm with. I'd pass a group and immediately feel like they...
    yxfx yxfx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I hate this struggle. Trying to eat and feeling guilty about it all. I'm so exhausted in this....
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    My mom and brother were talking about eating disorders and my mom looked at me and said Emily's the one I worry about she's the one who's always looking at thins proration and...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I feel like complete and utter crap. Everything hurts, and it's a result of me having this binge eating disorder thing for the majority of my life. Personally, I think it's kind of...
    philosocrastinator philosocrastinator 22-25 Jul 22

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    I decided that all my ex boyfriends left me for someone skinner then me so I'm tired of crying over them I need to lose weight I'm on day 10 of the skinny girl diet I need my focus...
    Maria134747 Maria134747 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Everyone thought I was happy. Now that they know im not they try to help. They cant help me anymore. They shouldn't even try.
    brokenfeelings brokenfeelings 18-21, F Jul 22

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    this may sound bad but I don't want to recover at all I can't just stop starving it's hard I want to talk to be just like me trying to lose weight and trying to be skinny I can't...
    anaskitty anaskitty 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I want to lose weight I weigh 130 and I hate looking in the mirror someone please be talk to me and give me things to do instead of eat
    anaskitty anaskitty 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    my husband has been worried. i admitted I been struggling. even after being with my husband all day, I been feeling ill, and he has been trying to help. the ED thoughts and how I...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have no idea what triggers it. Sometimes it's depression, sometimes it's happiness. Right now I cant seem to keep food down without feeling guilty or wanting to throw it back up...
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I don't know if I should tell my boyfriend that I've started purging again. He had me promise that I wouldn't do this too myself again when I first told him about it. I feel like...
    itssmee itssmee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    people just need help and encouragement...sad some people do not understand and negative comments will only push a person further down the bad road. What's really disgusting is...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Jul 19

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    while I do not have an eating disorder I can relate to these kind of people a little. when I was a teen I used to make myself puke on purpose after eating ( I think it's call...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I haven't ate in forever which I know will make my boy best friend Amir mad at me but I'm sorry I love you Amir but I don't wanna eat
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I don't like food!!! I don't want to eat, if I do it's only a very little... I'm very picky... A lot of foods make me sick... I don't know why.... I use to throw up every morning...
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    my knee has been hurting me. I'm not sure if it's caused by the ED or something else. Anyone else get joint pain? If so, is it from the ED?
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Struggling so much with losing weight. I restrict a such as I can but for some reason I always lose my willpower. Wth is wrong with me.
    justbreathe95 justbreathe95 18-21, F Jul 17

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