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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Help... I am 16 years old, and never been more stressed in my life. I am recovered from my Eating Disorder for under a year now but had a relapse yesterday, and it's because I...
    marchdahl marchdahl 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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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 6 days ago

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    It's hard to admit that I have an eating disorder. I never asked for this, and I'm sure no one ever asks for this. Overcoming my problem should be as easy as eating, but it's not...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Growing up, weight was always an issue. Not my own weight but my mothers. She's struggled with an eating disorder since her late teens. She "has been in recovery for 20 years". I...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I fear that my boss is catching on to my eating disorder... He commented on it... In a way... Not towards me about having an eating disorder, but he notices that I don't eat much...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    What was the main factor that helped you to recover from your eating disorder? Was it medication, seeing a nutritionist or therapy? My mum wants to take me to the doctors about my...
    FrickenChicken FrickenChicken 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Is it weird my eating disorder feels comforting like I don't need anyone else as long as I have a eating disorder
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Really wanting some new ana friends on snapchat to share pics and help along. I've had an eating disorder since I was younger, I'm now 20. 7 years down the line I'm still here...
    NavyGirlfriend94 NavyGirlfriend94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 5 days ago

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    Lately I've had a hard time keeping food out of me... I just ate a lot of food hoping to remind me how terrible it makes me feel... Please someone help me? What are some ways to...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Mar 8

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    So yeah, I have an eating disorder, I'm an anorexic with bulimic tendencies. I know some people might think that I can't ever be an anorexic just because anorexics are thin and not...
    s0ciety s0ciety 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    The urge to binge at night becomes ten times stronger. As long as I have something in my mouth, like a wrapper or straw, everything's okay. It's to the point to where I need to...
    Madison677 Madison677 13-15, F Mar 9

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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 3 days ago

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    I'm classified as overweight... I'm not sure I'll ever be happy with myself until I'm classified as underweight... Or even on the low end of the healthy weight range... I hate...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I wish I was anorexic because I love love love food. I could eat it all day and then as soon as I'm done eating I feel bad. I've tried throwing up before but I don't have that much...
    aestrada91 aestrada91 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Started dieting about 7 months ago, started at around 550 and I'm now down to 426. I just wanted to get healthy, living a life full of unhealthy foods and dealing with obesity...
    Piralite Piralite 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I had anorexia since the middle of seventh grade.it's difficult and Ive actually been anorexic for a total of two and a half years and bulimic off and on. some days for me Its...
    ansleyOneal ansleyOneal 13-15, F Mar 23

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    One of my teachers pulled me aside the other day and asked if I've been eating. I'm in recovery. I don't know how to react to that.
    galaxyle galaxyle 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Developing orthorexia, if not already there. I don't know how to eat carbs and feel good about myself and not eat healthy and feel good about myself, so protein all the time seems...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Possibly. The more I eat, the more I want to throw up. I'm skipping breakfast and now lunch then binge eating. Is that bad?
    awkwardmuch awkwardmuch 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    You get high off not eating, that's the part people don't understand. When I'm empty, I don't feel anorexic, I feel normal.
    PizzaQueen933 PizzaQueen933 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It's getting out of control, eating becomes something so diffucult that it makes interaction with others very difucult. I throw up, I run.. everyone keeps telling me that I'm...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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 6 days ago

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    I have schizoaffective disorder and I have the opportunity to live in a lodge like group home for adults who have similar mental illnesses. The only problem is that my I live with...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 Mar 3

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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 5 days ago

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    I am so disgusted with myself. every time I look in he mirror at my body, I want to cry. I always feel the need to weigh myself no matter what. After every single food I feel...
    wearethekillers wearethekillers 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I ordered Chinese tonight, and I overate. But my roommate is home, and I can't purge. She's not doing anything, and the walls are thin, she'll definitely hear me. But I'll put on...
    WhereThereIsHope WhereThereIsHope 18-21, F Mar 1

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    I don't think I have one yet, but I think I'm developing one. I used to always love food, but now I don't. I skip at least one meal a day. I get nauseous when I eat and I was also...
    MsLyleDylandy MsLyleDylandy 13-15, F Mar 1

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    I go through fazes. If I feel guilty or troubled I wait til I have that aching painful feeling in my stomach. it makes me feel comforted somehow... but I get stressed or light...
    Rabbitt94 Rabbitt94 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I can take this anymore. My mom doesn't understand nor my sisters. She made these comments how I binge, and how I eat late at night. First of all I eat at night so nobody has to...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I have bulimic tendencies now. Only I don't eat very much but no matter what it is I throw it up. I'm 116 lbs and I want to be 98, as scary as it sounds no ones going to stop me...
    paradise58 paradise58 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    Today's intake: - two small wafer cookies - Dr pepper
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Mar 4

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    Down 2 pounds in 2 days.... That's still not enough....
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7