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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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 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 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Gosh! Where to begin? So it’s fair to say that I haven’t been suffering for as long as some people with their eating disorders but I can’t dismiss the fact that I HAVE been...
    Thatgirl889 Thatgirl889 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I can remember the moment and day when I was 15 years old and started my long journey with anorexia and bulimia the same way an alcoholic can remember their first drink. I started...
    scmichelle051 scmichelle051 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    So basically i have an eating disorder and i think my teacher was figuring out that i had one and i need to know if you guys think that he started to figure it out or not. At lunch...
    flowerqueenx flowerqueenx 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I debated wether to join this group or one that uses the term "might have" an eating disorder. I've studied it. Logically I know I do. But sometimes I feel just utterly paranoid...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    When I first entered this site and looked for eating disorder support and help I came across some entries. All of the responses were for 'pro-mia pro-ana' ........ Can I please...
    caitcaitc caitcaitc 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I was looking through some old pictures, deleting a lot of them and I saw how thin I was in my prime... Gah. I always aspired to be thinspo lol and it looks like I am, for myself...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Each day more n more i think about it i think im starting to get my eating disorder again i feel so worthless and disgusting,self hate i feel like i don't want to be strong i don't...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I get so scared of gaining weight. And I've been told many times by my step mom that I am fat. I used to think I was so pretty. I didn't think I was fat. I actually looked very...
    AshLovesLink AshLovesLink 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    exercising because I want to. Not because I want to lose weight. I will not let my eating disorder control me
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm a very level headed teenager. And then I got told I had an eating disorder and now it controls my life... Every day I think about food constantly, I don't eat it but I...
    justsmile1990 justsmile1990 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Message me if you want to chat, if anyone's going through/been through an eating disorder I'd appreciate talking to someone who understands
    justsmile1990 justsmile1990 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Having an eating disorder and hearing people constantly nagging you to "just eat" really sucks.
    bibaaa bibaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I would love to give a big ef' you to all of the people in my life who ever believed I developed an eating disorder for attention. 20 years later, I guess I must have not achieved...
    staleMommyof4 staleMommyof4 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    It's the sixth month of my ED now. I've lost five kilograms , don't feel weak at all tho. The same routine continues everyday college, studies, work , home, the tiring cycle...
    CrushednBroken CrushednBroken 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Im actually recovered now. I've been recovered for a few months now. its my third time recovering from anorexia. third times the charm, right? I've been struggling with it for over...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I recovered for a while, but emotionally and mentally I felt much more out of control and it wasn't really worth it, I've stopped eating again, and things seem to be much better...
    reachingforthesun reachingforthesun 16-17, F Aug 6

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    During my sophomore year of high school I suffered from ENDOS. In my sophomore year, I realized that I wasn't happy with my body, and I was gonna do something about it. It...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I used to weigh myself everyday. I don't now because my scale is broken. I purposely skip meals sometimes. I calorie restrict a lot. I binge. I am on both extremities of eating and...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My mom asked why I looked so pale I'm like ummmm not staying in the sun then she's like no have u been eating I'm like uhhhh ya duh she looked at me and said what u want for dinner...
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I know I have a problem, but how do I get over it? Advice would be appreciated. I am morbidly obese. I weigh 340 pounds and I am 5'10. I am not your typical fat girl though. I...
    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I feel so fcken fat like no joke i seriously need to stop eating fml
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm freaked out that I'm eating too much sugar.
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Alright, I don't starve myself or make myself throw up or anything. But I binge. I haven't been eating as much in the past week or so (Not starving, I've just cut down and started...
    raehmm raehmm 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm really not sure what experience this would fit into, so I'll post it to a few because I need help. The past few days I haven't spoke a lot or eaten a lot. I've just been in my...
    raehmm raehmm 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I do I'll go days without eating then I'll crash and force some food in my like fish tacos or a sandwich. Then I start the how thing over again! I'm stuck in this horrible cycle...
    Ilovetilikum Ilovetilikum 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    it hurt so much whenever i see myself in the mirror and compare myself before recovery :( I still can't free myself from having negative thoughts.
    MCHIYO MCHIYO 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I finally have accepted the diagnosis of bipolar disorder 1 after being off my meds for two years..(I thought I could beat it :/) my episodes in the last six months have been so...
    smilecry81 smilecry81 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Why eat when you can be beautiful
    lockedsweetheart lockedsweetheart 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Its been five years and im still stuck in this dark hole
    Sazfantaz Sazfantaz 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Which one would you prefer 1: me healthy weight 8 months ago (110 pounds) Or.... 2: me now underweight (90 pounds)
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 13 Responses Aug 4

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    Anyone looking for a recovery buddy/ someone to help get through the hard times? I was diagnosed with ednos in february after struggling with symptoms of bulimia and anorexia for a...
    ccb22 ccb22 16-17, F Aug 5

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    5 pounds in 5 days, almost 6 It's ok if I'm hungry, at least I'll be beautiful
    lockedsweetheart lockedsweetheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I forgot about the chest pains I get when I don't eat. It hurts a lot but is totally worth the pain. I like the feeling of my stomach begging for food for some reason. It's hard to...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Been to my clinic appointment today, seriously doubting seeking help. Still got some point to loose and getting told I need to bloody gain weight!!
    redheadxx redheadxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Still feel so angry yet got work all day :( ahhhhh
    redheadxx redheadxx 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Ugh......I binged and purged last night......and I didn't even eat "that much" I just felt bad I ate something.....I hate when I do that, but it only happens when my laxatives stop...
    lockedsweetheart lockedsweetheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I used to have Ana and Mia and I was 100lbs but now I'm 132lbs and back with Ana. I'm scared about purging cos it ruins it teeth and also I love food. If my mom asks me to eat what...
    julescraycray julescraycray 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I desperately don't want to be like this anymore
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    oh great i just ruined my whole day after having 1 bread then another then another.... why can't i just S T O P and be in control!!!?
    MCHIYO MCHIYO 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Yup some some told me i was fat in one of my pics i try not to care but how can i not care when i struggle soo much with this after my brother the only guy i trust really told me...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F Aug 12