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I Used To Have An Eating Disorder

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    Aneorexia Nervosa - I had aneorexia to the point that i weighed 7st at 6'tall and was emaciated, extremely physically ill, but much worse i was trapped in a calorie counting, self...
    trev23 trev23 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    I'm 19, 4'11 ft tall and 104.5 pounds it ranges from 108.7-103.4 at times. I don't know how to keep dropping weight. I don't even know what to do anymore at this point. I restrict...
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Yep. I still experience traces of it shining through when I get really paranoid about food, but I remind myself that I never want to go back to that eating disorder hell, and it's...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My bulimia soon turned into anorexia after finding out what throwing up does to my teeth, as I'm super strict with oral health. Anyways, through that time, i dropped a lot of...
    ProHappiness ProHappiness 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    My adult son has binge eating disorder. We have four children, all living at home, and this problem puts a gigantic shadow over the whole family. My son is totally obsessed with...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Eating disorder was never my main illness, it think it developed due to my Schizotypal Personality and Depression, but I know what is to struggle with eating disorder...I can say...
    lauruze lauruze 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I don't know, honestly. Everyone thinks I have an eating disorder. I'm not sure. Honestly....I don't really know what anorexia is...*sigh*. I just know that medically.....I'm...
    Josephineong Josephineong 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have an eating disorder, but know one in my family takes me seriously. I know I have Binge Eating Disorder and I have had it for a long time now. I can't stop putting food in my...
    Marisa67002 Marisa67002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I didn't really have a full-blown eating disorder. I used to make myself throw up. a lot. I would eat a meal then feel so sick and so gross that I would immediately run to the...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am at war... with myself. Actually, it's more like tug-of-war. My Life is in a long game of tug-of-war with My Body (either way, I consider myself a soldier, but you can think...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    So, I think my anorexia is coming back. I've been eating a lot recently, but throwing it all up. I'm sick of doing that. All I want is to be skinny. I hate myself and when I...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I find my biggest confliction with my eating disorder is my weed habit. I smoke pot for my insomnia/depression and I love it. I was on a whole bunch of meds that made me feel...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Well, im in recovery again. eating is a sometimes ok thing. Some days im hungry and give in, other days anna's in control. i cant wait to be rid of this eating disorder once and...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I have an eating disorder that I struggling with. It started in highschool my junior year and I was cheerleading. Something triggered it again about a year ago and I am traveling...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    So yesterday was eating fast food. From getting Arby's, to froyo and then a very greasy pizza. Well when I woke up this morning I thought I gained a lot. Like it feels like my face...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Getting sick on a daily basis... What was causing it at first was my stress/anxiety. But I a fine, not stressed or having anxiety attacks as bad at least for now, it's to the point...
    advicegiver01 advicegiver01 16-17, F Mar 16

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    Bulimia nervosa was my eating disorder!
    cowboy331 cowboy331 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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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 6 days ago

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    Dear eating disorder, please go away. I thought you were my friend, i thought you were helping me, looking out for me. At the start you reassured me that everything would be ok...
    pinkisperfect pinkisperfect 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    recently diagnosed with binge eating disorder and going to start CBT group in May. does anyone have experience with this treatment
    troyabout troyabout 51-55, M Mar 27

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    Absence. I've been gone due to my eating disorder and its repurcussions. I apologize to my friends.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 4 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder and bulimia. I've struggled with an eating disorder since I was 16, and I'm almost 24 now. I was diagnosed with bipolar when I was 18, and I've been trying...
    bripolar bripolar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm battling an eating disorder and it's just not going well. It's hard to believe I could ever live without ED. It's constantly there and I don't know how I could shake it off. It...
    enzedanst enzedanst 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I'm sixteen and my neurologist thinks I have conversion disorder. I just spent the last hour completely sobbing and screaming because I just feel like I've gone crazy. A couple...
    dotk97 dotk97 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    So at the age 20 I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have been diagnosed with a chemical imbalance since the age of seven as they did not want to label a seven year...
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I would dream of food, but always stay away from it and tell myself I couldn't have it. when I woke up in the morning I always thought to myself "I wish I had eaten it in my dream...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Apr 7

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    I've used the binge/purge cycle since I've been 14. Recently I found drugs and an easier way to lose weight and I was 5'5" 123 lbs. I went to rehab and now I weigh 150. And i can't...
    coolbeansdani coolbeansdani 16-17, F a week ago

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    Ok so last night I saw my friend do Cinderella ballet. Well after that her family took me and my other friend to dinner......at 11 pm. We went to Denny's and it was the first time...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I've tried this normal eating thing for three days, and today the guilt is becoming unbearable, going back to my old ways again
    sarah3232 sarah3232 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ana and Mia. My two best friends, who have almost killed me, but I desperately need them around. I feel lost without either one. Some days I will eat all day, and feel so guilty I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I was in 3rd grade when my best friend moved across the country. I began emotional over eating and gained 64 pounds. I was obese for my age and everyone at my tiny private school...
    BrittneyJean15 BrittneyJean15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    The meds I'm on for ADHD and depression suppress my appetite so much. But even when I try to eat I hear myself think 'how could you want that? You fatass. You'll never look good...
    underageloner underageloner 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have gone weeks without eating a single bite. I have no clue why I do this. I mean I'm small. Like 4'0" and weigh around 95 pounds. It's not like I'm overweight. I just do it.
    Samchezz Samchezz 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Sometimes I remember my eighth grade year, when dance put so much pressure on me, with nostalgia because I felt so deliriously happy. I acknowledged I was anorexic, but I thought I...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Day #2 of b/p free YAY :-) Still feel that binge from 2 days ago yes I know it was really quite bad. Skipped lunch but I have to eat dinner bcos I don't want my family to suspect I...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I battled anorexia for about two years. I haven't had a really bad starving period for over a year now. I've gained some weight since I've been trying to not monitor what I eat so...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Apr 5

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    So... i'm around 5'1 and a half, I weigh about 12.5 stone. Needless to say that i'm quite a bit overweight. But holy ****... I don't know what happened, but everything's going...
    Narfypoitzort Narfypoitzort 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Every time I start to have progress..... I fall back in the b/p cycle. I just want to be skinny. :'(
    looking4wonderland looking4wonderland 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I recently found a few Pro-ana and Mia websites, it's like it flipped a switch in my head that has been dormant for some time. Mia and Ana came back louder then ever, and it's hard...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I sit around wondering if I truly do have bulimia but I don't at the same time. It hurts to know I may have it. The constant battle with food just kills me.
    babybree527 babybree527 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Day three of my fast, broken. My boyfriend had a day off from work and he's with me all day, 24/7. I was able to blow off breakfast and lunch but he insisted we went grocery...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm so pissed! I went to the doctors and I lost two pounds with in a day. My doctor is like if you keep loosing we'll send you back to treatment. Next week is your last chance to...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Now I'm nearly 30 and I was pretty sure this **** would be over by now. I actually have a healthy-ish diet now because I worry about my health too much and I can't hold down my job...
    tenyearsonstillhurting tenyearsonstillhurting 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm 32 years old, 5'3 & 96lbs. I just don't eat. I'm a single mom of two and I think the stress I've been going through caused me to relapse. I was doing good for almost 6 years. I...
    SuzieChapstick SuzieChapstick 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have EDNOS for quite sometimes now, Kept losing weight until my BMI said I'm 15. or 16. something.... I couldn't sleep last night because my belly is feeling so bad its like...
    questioner16 questioner16 13-15, F Apr 7

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    So usually it goes along the lines of overeat, eat only a little bit, spend a day having nothing UNTIL right at the end where I finally snap, but oddly enough, i'm about to go to...
    Narfypoitzort Narfypoitzort 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    That night I was scrolling through tumblr. I recently searched up the words skinny, thigh gap, anorexia, collar bones, death, self harm,....etc. I decided I would film what goes...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The worst of Schizoaffective is the darkness. I can't really describe it, but it's as though the darkness is alive and is trying to overtake me. I also have delusions, but I've...
    LightinDarkness8 LightinDarkness8 26-30 3 Responses Mar 21

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    This Is The Soundtrack Of My Life Living With Schizoaffective Disorder Every song I post is an excellent representation of what I went through living with Schizoaffective disorder...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I have auditory processing disorder. People can say one thing and I hear something way different.
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F Mar 16

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    iwas diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder,although i dont think i actualy have that.im going to therapy and i think it s helping. tomorrow is my first day of work i havent...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17