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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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    It has taken me years to admit that I, in fact, do have an eating disorder. Ever since I was young, I've been obsessed with my weight. I was always heavier than other girls, even...
    angelique422 angelique422 22-25, F Mar 26

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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 used to be bulimic in high school and a while after hs too but I stopped because im just so sick of doing that. I hated it. Id cry and get mad everytime in was in the bathroom...
    DeeDoubleYoux DeeDoubleYoux 22-25, F Apr 3

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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 4 days ago

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    I have a freaking eating disorder since my depression got worse and start feeling lonely I started eating like a freak and I took 17 kg in 6 months I'm desperate
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 3 hrs ago

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    Every time I think I'm over it, it comes back. It always comes back, in the back of my mind taunting me and letting me know everything that I can do to lose those few pounds. I...
    troubledbody troubledbody 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Im writing in to about the fear of eating at someone's house or eating out. I don't know when it started actually I use to be able to do these things often but not anymore. I also...
    cherylm61 cherylm61 51-55, F Mar 29

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    oh decreased appetite... i guess i can welcome you with open arms.. i lost like 1 kg over 24 hours from not eating.. im now at my lowest weight ive been. 60 kg, which is around...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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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 6 days ago

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    For a long time in my youth I struggled with food. I was painfully conscious of others and craved the approval of my peers. I became obsessive about what stared back at me from the...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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've been kinda depressed lately and just haven't been eating again.
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I just want to sit and cry. Every time I start to feel better about myself something triggers in my head and I feel ****. I feel disgusting. I feel like everyone's looking at me...
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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 a week ago

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    Eating nothing today... I want to be skinny. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm 22(23 in 2 weeks!) and I suffer from Bulimia. I hate it. I want to stop but I'm afraid to. It controls my life. But this post isn't about me. This is about the young girls...
    heatherrrbee heatherrrbee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    So my friend asked me if he is ugly. My response was quite amazing to me. I must have been on something cause I've never heard myself talk like that. This is what I said: No...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F Mar 26

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    One meal today...why does this make me feel good? :(
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I just ate a ton and I need to puke but I can't because my mother is right here...
    WhereThereIsHope WhereThereIsHope 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I used to be able to eat a foot long sub, cookies and the drink...but now I'm lucky if I can finish the 6" sub :/ What have I done?!
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Mar 30

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