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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The worst aspect of them is that even in recovery, you never entirely let go of the thought-patterns and emotions that link so deeply with the behaviours that drove you there...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    And it was terrible. It developed over a period of years, years that I remember only perfectionism, anxiety, and self consciousness. I wanted to change myself. At age 10, I went...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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    I had and am still suffering from an eating disorder. I got to a very low weight and I was sick, my hair was breaking off, and I was always out of breath. I recently joined a sport...
    idk013 idk013 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    PART 1 Went through other posts on Binge Eating Disorder, glad I'm not alone. However, its still not a good thing. I've been binging for a while now, and if counting calories work...
    TJLK TJLK 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I last puked from my bulimia a week ago (I'm trying so hard to curb My eating disorder and not make it worse) And now My food still doesn't want to stay down. I never purged daily...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I don't think I could say that I "had" an eating disorder. I think it's like being an alcoholic. You're just constantly in recovery. I relapsed this week. Mentally and physically...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F Dec 17

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    I've been eating a lot to gain because my clothes are loose but it's not working! I think I just want to gain weight to tell my eating disorder "You don't control me!"but i still...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I struggle with eating disorders. I chew and spit, I starve myself and sometimes I overeat junk food and then sometimes take diet pills and laxatives. Please someone message me and...
    kristen18p kristen18p 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I have always fought with an eating disorder and anxiety but this year I became involved with depression and self-harm. In the spring of 2014, I got involved in a car accident and...
    ecokismet ecokismet 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been skipping meals and purging lately. Latest reason is my ex died and he would have wanted me to be thin. He loved my eating disorder. Feel like I owe it to him to have...
    stolenartistalways stolenartistalways 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was 220 pounds.... my mom has depression and my dad always works so of course all I ate was fast food it was easy on my mom but twist I took ballets from age 2-13 now I'm 17 my...
    hsch212 hsch212 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 12

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    Idk, i guess i've always been this way...it simply got worse with time. I'm not anorexic, or bulimic or a binge eater or anything along those lines. I don't have issues with my...
    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime 22-25, F Nov 30

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    I feel so fat but my friends think I'm skinny. I weigh 136 and I'm 5'6 so I guess I'm considered average but I want to be smaller and have to hide my purging and not eating from...
    nikkib56 nikkib56 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Hi. A few weeks ago i started this 'diet'..which isn't a diet..it's my way to death...i know that. I have a really good breakfast everyday. My friends, my parents, my teachers...
    BeancaBiaa BeancaBiaa 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Purged last night. Saw so much blood but I'm so used to seeing blood when I purge it doesn't scare me. I know I should be more worried but I just don't care. I'm feeled with apathy...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 27

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    Never eating a ******* thing again!
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 6

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    Im falling back into my old ways i cant even eat dinner or anything else with out counting the calories or thinking how fat i am and hating my self for eating that i want to feel...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    There was this one time I was going to make enough tuna to make sandwiches for a few days but i ended up just eating all the tuna probably within 15 seconds.
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Dec 13

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    Im losing weight... But still feel like **** at the end of the day... Though I'm so hungry, I don't want to eat... I end up forcing myself to... But I really don't want to... I'm...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I weighted myself today...the first role in months. I lost it. Guess who isn't eating tomorrow.?
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 15

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    Hi. I'm fifteen, 5'2", and I don't know how much I weigh. I know that four months ago I was 150 pounds. I skip breakfast ad lunch and sometimes I only have my snack after school...
    Lbh1999 Lbh1999 13-15, F a week ago

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    its co,e to the point, that i have panic attacks before or after eating small meals or sometimes a drink
    itsjustlucy123 itsjustlucy123 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been recovering from an ed for over half a year. I am getting worried because I've missed my period for a while year. What should I do?????
    comfortablynumb9 comfortablynumb9 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I am extremely depressed. I feel so bad. I just want to die or hurt myself really bad. No one likes to be around me. I'm a burden to my family. I feel like I have an anchor tied to...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I am extremely depressed. I feel so bad. I just want to die or hurt myself really bad. No one likes to be around me. I'm a burden to my family. I feel like I have an anchor tied to...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm really struggling lately. I managed to go nearly a year with very few slip ups. I gained two stone and felt very happy. But over the past month or two I have relapsed. I feel...
    Tilly95 Tilly95 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Part 2 This is a crazy vicious cycle. I dont know how to deal with all these crap. People judge. ALL THE TIME. People do not look up to me, and i want to prove them wrong. I can be...
    TJLK TJLK 18-21, F Dec 8

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    They want and make me eat so I have to... Sadly I don't want to so I'm sitting here crying... I'm sorry I'm not perfect for you two..
    vyrlox vyrlox 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I didn't eat for 3 days. I just can't and when I don't eat I feel better and happy.
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    when i refuse food i feel stronger and better like i can do something and i geuss its bad but idk
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F Nov 25

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    I haven't update any experience with this statement in a really long time. 5'3, 84lbs I think that explains it. I finally succeeded^^ my goal has been reached. But I'm scared...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I love thanksgiving! It's my favorite holiday. It's the ultimate test of my self control. I am faced with lots of food and I don't eat it. I fast 2 days before thanksgiving dinner...
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Struggling with wanting to exercise 24/7 and eat as little as possible
    bambi456 bambi456 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Feeling sick. Stupid acid reflux. Need my antacid meds but my doctor didnt refill it! Ugggg!!!!
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 30

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    Feel really fat today but I'm gonna wear this dress even though I feel :/
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Seeing the posts on this page makes me so sad... :( I used to struggle with anorexia and bulimia daily, and sometimes I still fall into old mindsets. But this is NOT the way to be...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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