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I Suffer From Anorexia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    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 18-21, F Mar 20, 2009

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    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 31-35, F Apr 29

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    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 18-21, F Feb 9

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    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 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2007

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Apparently

    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

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    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

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    I'm sick and tired of this horrible illness ,

    I feel like just giving up . It's so emotionally and mentally draining 😔
    princess2121 princess2121 16-17, F 2 Responses May 22

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    My Anerexia

    I try to drill it into my head. "I am NOT anorexic. I am NOT anorexic. I am NOT anorexic. " Thinking that its true. But saying that to myself is just like I am telling myself I am fat. And I can NOT be fat. I am a girl, I am 13, and I am anorexic.
    Iamwannarexic Iamwannarexic 13-15, F Jul 28, 2013

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    monkeyspaw08 monkeyspaw08 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    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.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F Mar 21

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    Does Anybody Want?

    an anorexic buddy, 2 support each other? etc... if yhh den write bk x
    heatherX heatherX 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    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 16-17, F May 22, 2010

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    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

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    Starving In New York City

    People, we get it, obesity is unhealthy, and not very attractive either. But here's a news flash. Anorexia is pretty unhealthy and ugly too. Pretty much everyone knows that a healthy mind, body and soul involves living squarely within your BMI (body mass index). Well everyone...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Feb 23, 2012

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    ?confusion?

    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 Sep 21, 2010

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I'm 5,4 And 126 Pounds I Need To Lose 20 Pounds

    Any Ideas How Too? PleaseHelp
    JustASkinnyDream JustASkinnyDream 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Anorexia

    I have had anorexia for a year and a half.
    heyitsellla heyitsellla 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    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 18-21, F Jun 15

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    Scales 30.7 it reads its never enough for him..still geel big sad with my self my mom going on how dead i look how imma have a heart attack th9s isworsed i got then ever b4 :( i feel shot 24.7 i cut ,y elbow slapped my face to escapse akitos part never worked..i lied said i eat...
    alucardx alucardx 18-21, M Dec 19, 2010

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    Anorexia Funking Hurts Sometimes

    i cant take this anymore!!! im anorexic, because i cant stand how ****** fat i am. i want to loose like 15-20lbs (im 84lbs, i want to be 70-75). but i cant stand the pain!!! i woke up today so weak, and dizzy and awful!!! so i had to eat breakfast, and it didnt stop!!!!! i hate...
    shitwhatnow shitwhatnow 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T Sep 2, 2010

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    ana98 ana98 16-17, F Feb 10

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    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 26-30, F Aug 24, 2012

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    ?confusion?

    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

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    Pain

    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

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    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 Dec 4, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    My Struggle

    For the past 6 months, I have been having an ongoing battle to overcome my eating disorder.
    poldol97 poldol97 16-17, F Nov 20, 2013

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    cuttinggirl96 cuttinggirl96 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    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

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    I've been suffering from acute depression for years. I've hidden my illness for a long time because I figured that It would go away as I grow older. However, that has not been the...
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    I cant understand it, i just don't know how to feel. I have suffered from Anxiety for the majority of my life. I have suffered from depression for about 5 years. Ive had panic...
    FayeAndMerlin FayeAndMerlin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    About a week ago, I realized that I am suffering from depression. That I have been for about 7 months. I never realized it before because I would just push my feelings and thoughts...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F a week ago

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    I need to say something. Please realize when you tell a depressed person (who actually suffers from true depression), that "things will get better" or "you have people that care...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I actually been dealing with SO-OCD (sexual orientation-OCD), but it won't let me post that. I've been suffering with this horrible thing for over a year now and just when I think...
    Sarm9311 Sarm9311 18-21, F Jul 31

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    I am not sure if I suffer from MD. I had ADD as a child and I my personality is a little OC but I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder. When I was a child, I daydreamed from...
    olddrive olddrive 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    it started of simple daydreams. whenever I was in the car, I would always daydream about my favourite show and pretend that the show was real and I would daydream about my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Finally after years of suffering from debilitating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, flash backs, nightmares & living all day everyday with that terrible sense of dread in the...
    LunaGypsy LunaGypsy 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I am sufferibg from bulimia. I don't have body image issues. This was a trained behavior. I feel like I walk a tight rope trying not to slip . I feel the urge to purge all the time...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I'm only 16 and I've been on anti-depressens for over a year now. Things were starting to look up for me recently until I decided to break off my relationship (about a month or...
    shewhoshallnotbenamed1 shewhoshallnotbenamed1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Anybody else suffer from a panic disorder or even just panic attacks, I'd really appreciate a chat.
    Flawlless Flawlless 18-21, F 3 Responses