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I Recovered From My Eating Disorder

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 day 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 1 Response 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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...
    spark97 spark97 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Stuff it I'm eating a big packet of sugar biscuits
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 3 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 5 days ago

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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...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    kgb5432111 kgb5432111 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, 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...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M Jan 28

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    My life has always been a complete rollercoaster. I am a 19 year old freshman in college, who wants to major in graphic arts. I have Asperger syndrome, Bipolar, ADHD, and...
    Triomatix Triomatix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I have an eating disorder but no one knows. No one will care. My eating disorder is my slow suicide because it's less painful than a bullet to the head. I'm alone and even if I...
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89 26-30, F Jan 28

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    It's almost been two years since my recovery from my eating disorder and I don't think I've ever been this pleased with my body. :D
    victoriassecret97 victoriassecret97 18-21, F Jan 27

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    So... I'm just going to write truthfully about my experience because I've never told anyone. This is going to be long. I suffer from MDD, obviously. I've had this about three...
    d1sc0rdant d1sc0rdant 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    It took several years and soooo many meds to finally get diagnosed with BPD. I only got the dx because I went to an outpatient program and there were 2 doctors looking at my...
    justme081 justme081 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I am being treated for depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Although I am certain that I have BPD (self observation, I haven't seen a professional as of yet) My mood is...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    It is so scary, I don't feel like myself anymore. Nothing feels real. I don't even know what reality feels like anymore :( I'm scared.
    Doggycute Doggycute 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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