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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    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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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses 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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    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, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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 have to share an encounter that happened yesterday. It was a "moment" that will stay with me until I take my last breath. There is a little boy I know who has not had a lot of...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I don't think of it as a disorder. I've been skipping meals and I'm tryigbto go for my go of one day without eating then the next day I'll eat but I'm just trying to get healthier...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    starve until they take you to the hospital
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm relapsing. Bad. I have purged pretty much everything this week and haven't eaten in two days. I never want to eat again. I must go back to my lowest weight. Do you know what...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Lately my dp has been decreasing and easier to handle. It's still not completely gone though and I still do have dp/dr attacks from time to time.
    tubbycat1234 tubbycat1234 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    Lately it just keeps getting worse.
    hateraidwontmakemefaid hateraidwontmakemefaid 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Hello Everyone and thank you for being here, Here's what I've noticed about SPD: my senses, especially hearing, is oversensitive. My ability to stay on top of the flow of...
    ArtistJoel ArtistJoel 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Been In Recovery For Almost A Year, I Actually Thought I Was Getting SomeWhere But Nope. These Past Few Days I've Been Pushing My Body On 200 Calories And I'm Starting To Feel The...
    justwaitingtobethin justwaitingtobethin 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When people hear my story, it sounds glamorous. But I'm here to tell you the truth. It was pretty ugly. You should have seen my self-esteem after the death of my husband. I cried...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I find a lot of people on EP have misunderstandings about what borderline personality disorder is (like mixing up different disorders). So for anyone coming on this page for...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Valentine season is so difficult. I haven't binged in months, but I am so emotional and depressed knowing that I will spend Valentine's Day alone (I just went through a break up...
    verymoofishy verymoofishy 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It All Makes Sense Now. A chance encounter and some independent research resulted in my realization that for the last 5 years my behavior, experiences, and relationships would...
    Missluhvlee Missluhvlee 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate the way I look. I'm to fat I should stop eating why can't I be pretty like other girls
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Stuff it I'm eating a big packet of sugar biscuits
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Feeling Fleeting To my embarrassment, it was only recently that I discovered depersonalization-derealization is classified as its own disorder. I've spent many years falling into...
    SourPennies SourPennies 22-25, F Feb 3

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    ...i have had ednos for many years, but before that was a strict eating dancer. ...i want to be skinnier, but i hate it when i binge. i am eating less today and yesterday, a...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F Feb 3

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    I didn't eat today. I ate a little yesterday. I lost 15 pounds. Idk what I'm doing.
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    I am and 18 year old female. I guess my depersonalization set in after I smoked weed this one time. It was pretty "loud" you could say but anyways I smoked and felt fine and ever...
    hateraidwontmakemefaid hateraidwontmakemefaid 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I just started going through recovery a few weeks ago. It's so difficult. Some days I'm so proud of myself & loving my weight-restored body. Other days my head's dark & I'm so...
    kchristine7 kchristine7 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Yes, I'm still struggling with this disordered eating things but here is something I don't understand. As I try to pull myself up from this I check what "normal" people eat a day...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    Yes, I'm still struggling with this disordered eating things but here is something I don't understand. As I try to pull myself up from this I check what "normal" people eat a day...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    I seriously need to slow down on how much I'm eating...because I eat and eat and eat then forget how much I ate and keep going :O the only way I seem to really be motivated to...
    cherriberri cherriberri 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F Jan 30

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    How do u purge quietly? So my mom won't hear me
    sugarlips4 sugarlips4 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been doing great for the past six months. But today something changed. The dark cloud appeared in my head and behind my eyes and the anger came back. I'm angry at myself and...
    kayla459 kayla459 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    My Girlfriend had BPD. Over the past few months, her disorder has become increasingly more difficult. I have been fed up for at least a few weeks. I think being "stuck" together...
    hopefullyRD hopefullyRD 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Why the hell can't I just live a normal life as before? Even though I know and understand that this is wrong, that I should change the things around, I just can't. I restrict all...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 Jan 29

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    I've lost 3 stone in 2 months but I still feel fat :/
    Dawhead Dawhead 16-17, M Jan 29

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    Yep. I am one of those types of girls who is always insecure about her body. No matter how much weight I lose, I still think I am fat. Even though I still fit in my clothes from...
    Ashbarg Ashbarg 16-17, F Jan 29

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    I understand myself more only after all those days that I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, I know now who I really am. Realizing that you are worth it...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Now more than ever. How could it have gotten so bad? Why so hard just to maintain my sense of self and reality, its like every day is a fight just to find who i really am, and yet...