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I Suffer From Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 279 People

    Feel Down All the Time

    all my relationships end the same way, i always get dumped for another lass, so theres got to be something wrong with me, i just feel so down, my ex says im fat, and its just brought my self esteem down alot, i still love him and its really hard. i just cant face myself to eat, i...
    RebbieShane RebbieShane
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2007

    Paranoid About My Anorexic Wife

    My wife has been suffering from annorexia for the most part of her life although has only started councelling the past 3-4 months. Alot has emerged from the councelling that she has never talked about. I am really struggling with one major issue. She is posting pictures of...
    stewart77 stewart77
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2012

    Today I'm 19. When I was 13 my battle with

    anorexia began. I wouldn't eat I hated food I hated myself i would tell myself I'm ugly and fat and shouldn't eat. By the time I was 14 my condition was getting a lot worse at 4'10 and 75lbs I was looking like a malnourished child. I finally asked for help I knew I needed it but...
    amynoble amynoble
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2013


    Latley ive been felling down..i started cutting agian :( only little on my ankles i chounlt take his voice in my head..latley its been more controling and its hurting inside im all worn out and tired...i wont let him win i will defeat him one day..ana isnt gonna take over me...
    xkity123x xkity123x
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

    Anorexia has strangley opened my mind,

    i don't know if it's good or bad. But I feel so strange, only in my mind. I feel like any day the world is just going to collapse, I have severe anxiety over the way I look and I just want to throw up in every picture I see of myself now. I think I'm relapsing and I don't want...
    manifestyourown manifestyourown
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    The Darkened Pathway

    My problem started in 7th grade. I was in middle school, there weren't people watching your every move, my younger sister was no longer with me to tattle on me. I had basically no friends and most of all I felt like I was the fattest person in the world. I started skipping...
    sugarcollie sugarcollie
    22-25, F
    Mar 20, 2009

    Before and Again

    the summer before i entered the eighth grade i decided i needed to make myself perfect for a guy. he and i had a history, but it all ended when my super skinny friend stabbed me in the back and he went after her instead... i felt like i had to become skinnier than her... it...
    maiaxxstar maiaxxstar
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2007

    I tried to recover and failed miserably

    now I am incredibly fat, am still anorexic but I don't look like it at all.
    kristenml kristenml
    22-25, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    I went to the doctors today

    and Ive gained 2.5 kilos in 3 weeks. My cousin called me fat the week before x-mas, he was right
    disguisedbysmiles disguisedbysmiles
    16-17, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    Getting better I think

    even though I'm not so sure well…
    deleted deleted
    Jul 16, 2015

    I Love It

    I read all these stories saying how much they hate the fact that they're anorexic, I'm not like that. I love this. I love starving myself. I live counting calories. I love constantly moving my legs to burn those calories I do eat. I love puking. I love everything about this...
    burchy410 burchy410
    18-21, F
    Aug 30, 2013

    10 Years Now and Going

    I think I have anorexia.  I am not sure.  I will tell my story and welcome any comments or thoughts.  I am 35 years old.  I have been battling food since I was in HS about 17 years old. I have been very sick often since then and until recently-- while...
    haydenrules haydenrules
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

    this is actually really personal.

    I've been struggling with it for a while and still no one seems to care, which is the hard part. It's addictive after a while, your body shrives to loose any weight through anything to make you feel beautiful.
    juliarosee juliarosee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    Not a good day for me.

    words of encouragement? it's getting harder and harder to eat and I'm starting to be okay with that and I know I shouldn't be. why is it getting so hard to eat again.. this feeling is too damn addicting. starvation shouldn't feel good. getting tired of being me some days.
    darkinferno darkinferno
    22-25, F
    Dec 16, 2015

    I'm a survivor of anorexia.

    actually, I'm still fighting. but if anyone needs support and needs to talk I'm always here :)
    zeekays zeekays
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2015

    Not being too honest with myself about how I

    eat. I don't really want to eat most days still. how to cope....
    darkinferno darkinferno
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    i slipped up for 6 months

    now i want to lose 20 pounds but i dont want to over do it and im scared
    monkeyspaw08 monkeyspaw08
    36-40, F
    Apr 29, 2014

    Soooo, this morning my mom threatened me

    that she would go all 'mother mode on me' if I didn't stat eating right again. Then she made it my mission to eat a meal other than fruit and a bowl of oatmeal. Any tips on how to get around her? btw, my dad stays home and my mom works, and my dad is backing here up.
    AmberMidnight17 AmberMidnight17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

    Hey, I'm Ranae, 14 and I'm obsessed with

    anorexia and weight loss and I can't help but just break whenever I see myself in the mirror, I absolutely hate having to look at myself at all because I know how disgusting my body is. If anyone has helpful anorexia tips or hacks please tell me, I'm desperate and I can't stand...
    lostflowers lostflowers
    16-17, F
    Apr 8, 2016

    I think I'm developing this again.

    I'm still eating, yeah. Most people think that anorexia is where people don't eat at all. So far today, the only thing I've been able to eat without getting sick, is half a ham sandwich. And 3 bottles of water, that's it. I'm not skinnier than I was before, no...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015


    im Jack im 19 years old 6ft3. 95 pounds hello This is my story. i was a Model at 16 years of age at 120 lbs.i looked at my self not good enough in my pictures so i started Getting self concise about my pictures Being plastered All over stores. i Started Getting...
    alucardx alucardx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2010

    There Was a Girl. . .

    hospital admission number one, age 15, length of stay, 3 months. i was re admitted 2 weeks after i was discharged, then again two weeks after the second discharge. i am now 20, am being readmitted to an EDU at one of the local hospitals. i think i've forgotten how it all...
    littlemissocd littlemissocd
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2009

    Ex Anorexic Slipping Into Old Habits

    Hi I was anorexic about 5 years ago and it was the hardest time of my life. but there is something about having control and having a goal....since i got better i have constantly been aware of my weight and felt like it was a constant battle everyday...   If i felt...
    bonnie123 bonnie123
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    Having Problems

    I feel so gross when I eat anything, and when I do I have to throw it up, otherwise I feel like I am going to blow up or something. I feel trapped in a never ending circle. My parents don't care at all. They're trying to kick me out of the house despite my being 16...
    sugarcollie sugarcollie
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    hi I'm new here looking

    for friends and support. I'm here to support people also. message me I'm always happy to have new ana buddies! I'm Gay (mostly pansexual), ftm transgender, and anorexic. cw:127-135 gw1: 120 gw2: 116 gw3: 109 gw4:100 Ugw: 95-98 my favorite bands are: Deftones, Strfkr, Avenged...
    AnaPrinceLucas AnaPrinceLucas
    16-17, T
    1 Response Mar 3, 2015

    I was so much skinnier last year.

    I hate myself so ******* much
    butterflieana butterflieana
    16-17, F
    Jan 20, 2015

    I battle anorexia. Sometimes,

    I'll be fine, and then the next second, I'm anorexic. Steven tells me I'm too skinny, but I know for a fact that I'm too fat.
    LilacFlowerCrowns LilacFlowerCrowns
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2014


    So I sit here. Between my friends and I look around. The first thing that pops in my mind is 'Why can't I look like that?' So I guess, I'm kinda new at this. I mean, I've done it before, but now its of jealousy. I want to be the one who wieghs 105lbs. But I don't know if I have...
    directions directions
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2010

    It Scares Me That I Want It (a Little Vent)

    it scares me that i want anorexia. its probably because thats the only thing i know how to do relatively well. the only thing i know inside and out. the one thing that wont betray me. and now i have a goal. in the first couple of days of october, im going to go to florida. you...
    savemeimlost savemeimlost
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2012

    I'm sick and tired of this horrible illness ,

    I feel like just giving up . It's so emotionally and mentally draining 😔
    princess2121 princess2121
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 22, 2014
    YouBrokeMe YouBrokeMe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015

    This isn't really an experience it's a question

    but everyone in my house is sleeping rn and I live upstairs whereas everyone else is downstairs. I need to do excercise though tonight bc I binged a lot. Is there any efficient quiet excercises I could do??
    anashelper anashelper
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014


    I was only diagnosed a few weeks ago... My B.M.I is Currently 16.1  i think. I find it very hard accepting i have a problem but i need to accept it to get through this right? I have been struggling with my emotions recently and not been eating properly since the summer.... I...
    FragmentsOfFaith FragmentsOfFaith
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    is anybody active? I haven't been on in

    forever! I miss you guys.
    AnaPrinceLucas AnaPrinceLucas
    16-17, T
    Jun 26, 2015
    cuttinggirl96 cuttinggirl96
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2014

    I want to be perfect

    so I don't eat I weigh around 35.7kgs and I'm 14 I have ana in my head telling me I can be skinnier..I want to lose 5 more pounds..
    butterflieana butterflieana
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    My Experience

    i have suffered from anorexia for approx 8 years now. In that time ive had 10 hospitalizations and many other outpatient treatments. Iam still struggling, i feel as if iam in limbo. healthy and anorexic free or unhealthy stuck with anorexia. i dont know which way i want to...
    queenmania queenmania
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2009
    monkeyspaw08 monkeyspaw08
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    On The Road To Recovery...

    I have got down to 6 stone 8 pounds ( 92 pounds) and am 5'5 inches. My parents have realised my drastic change in weight and reduced amount of food. I just hated the way I looked and desperatley wanted to be thinner. For the past six weeks I have been suffering from depression...
    xplanbx xplanbx
    18-21, F
    May 22, 2010

    I'm so lost.... I wish people didn't watch me

    sometimes just so I don't have to eat. I hate not being where I want to be, I hate the need to eat I hate being fat, I hate not fitting into the perfect pretty picture.
    darkinferno darkinferno
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    Does Anybody Want?

    an anorexic buddy, 2 support each other? etc... if yhh den write bk x
    heatherX heatherX
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 23, 2008
    ana98 ana98
    18-21, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    does anyone wanna start a pro ana WhatsApp

    group with me I'm still looking for members :)just dm me^^
    svenjing svenjing
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2015

    So I went to my weekly doctors appointment to

    check my weight. I'm now underweight again. Everyone thinks I'm starving myself again but I'm not. I've been eating all three meals and my snack. What do I do.
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    18-21, F
    Mar 21, 2014

    I Am Unable

    I am unable to eat. Everytime I do, I purge. I feel so gross after I eat. I have currently lost  91 pounds. That's just that one year. No one seems to notice. I am scared and alone. I keep trying, and I keep failing... I have blacked out many times because of it. I am scared...
    RazorKissedWrists RazorKissedWrists
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2010

    I just ate some food

    and I want to purge I feel so sick. It's all I'm eating today Sw:120 Cw:112 Ugw:85 I'm 5'1
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015
    juliarosee juliarosee
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    the weight of the world feels like it's

    crushing me and this is my cure.
    darkinferno darkinferno
    22-25, F
    Dec 16, 2015

    "Imogen died wanting to be thin" After years

    of suffering and starvation, Imogen Brennan realised anorexia would claim her life if she didn't get help. Here, she shares her story in the hope of changing misconceptions about eating disorders. The Beginning I remember the night clearly. It was after school on a hot...
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    Mar 20, 2016
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