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I Want to Recover From Bulimia and Depression

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    Here Again

    Hi, I last wrote here a couple of weeks ago explaining my situation. I have to thank the two people who commented, i really aporeciate it. I fancy writing today, I hope nobody gets tired! I just wanted to say I have been doing a lot of research about this illness. I have read...
    carmenjean carmenjean 18-21 5 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    Hell

    hi, i have been bulimic since the age of 15 and am now 36.   my potassium is low, the doctor tells me my kidneys are not functioning well and my uric acid is high and i now get severe gout...   a warning i am sure yet i still cant stop or control the binge/purge...
    domzig domzig 36-40 3 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Does It Ever End?

     I have been battling depression and bulimia for three years now. I can remember how it started, like it was yesterday. I was born in a foreign country and came here to the USA when I was eight years old. Years passed as I dreamed about the day when I was going to see all of...
    EmotionallyDead EmotionallyDead 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Alcoholism, Depression and Bulimia

    Bulimia started for me when I moved away to university at age 18. It was harder than I thought, and I ended up isolated and lonely. I started binging and purging during the day and partying at night. I eventually moved home again, but I kept on partying, mainly drinking alot...
    charlane charlane 31-35 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    Fighting Bulimia

    Hi. I am seventeen, going on eighteen in a couple of months. I have been bulimic for jut over two years now. Only a bout six weeks ago, i decided i had had enough. I could not carry on like this. It all began after a big family lunch. I had been injured for a month after...
    carmenjean carmenjean 18-21 8 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Here It Is.....

    This is hard, where do you start? Do I really want to dig deeper into that dark pit that makes me want to close my eyes and make it all go away? Well I suppose I have too. When I was in high schoool I often times used food as a filler, filling time, filling the emprtiness...
    fallenlight fallenlight 26-30 Mar 30, 2011

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    I Never Thought I'd Be Here

    Hello everyone, I am writing because I just don't know where to turn.  About 7 yrs ago I lost alot of weight going from 187 lbs to 110 lbs.  I have pretty much maintained my weight give or take a few lbs.  Over the past 2 yrs I have been under alot of stress...
    desperateforhelp desperateforhelp 36-40 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Im actually recovered now. I've been recovered for a few months now. its my third time recovering from anorexia. third times the charm, right? I've been struggling with it for over...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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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 9 Responses Aug 27

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    I am more than ecstatic to be able to give hope to all sufferers today by being able to truthfully tell you that I managed to rip myself out of bulimia completely in the time space...
    mel95 mel95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    MIRACLES Do Happen If You Stay (This is my updated experience I posted about 6 years ago, I lost my account and so I am reposting and updating some information on it...
    CabbyKelly CabbyKelly 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Why am I still doing this? This is a kid's disease. I am still doing it at 32 years old. There is no way for me to get away from it. I can not live life a normal life like other...
    MollyVonFrankenstein MollyVonFrankenstein 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I found out I was bipolar about a year ago, and was diagnosed with severe depression when I was 15-16. Because I study abroad I can't get my medicine unless I return back home, and...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I hate this...ill be fine and then ill just be extremely depressed. I just feel numb and invisible. Tomorrow i have school and im ignored..the people who i thought were my friends...
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Getting real tired of it taking so long to meet minds like my own. Endlessly scrolling through experiences and profiles, scrutinizing every detail that a person shows of their self...
    MohnJarston86 MohnJarston86 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I broke my right ankle this past June playing kickball. My left foot kinda slipped and then my right foot just snapped all the way to the right. It was absolutely horrifying. I was...
    lawsoncr lawsoncr 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    So I'm going to move up the date of my suicide plan to the 20. I'm really sorry to whoever supported me but I ain't feelin it
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    There's literally nothing I look forward to in life anymore
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I smoke pot to help calm me down. I hate it when I have none. It irritates me. I would rather smoke pot then take Xanax or Zoloft forever
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I can't help what I do but I try so hard... I've stopped eating.... I can feel my stomic eating it's self away I'm cutting more I've cut 30 times in less then an hour in one day I...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    And I feel it can't be fixed. I stopped taking my medicine because it didn't do ****. Stopped going to all my psychologist because they also didn't help. Maybe I just can't be...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Every day of my life i get random episodes where i have to put on cheerful music to help me get out of a funk
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am pain. I feel useless. Worthless. I feel like my bright potential was unrealized and is forever gone. My chances are all used up. My troubles have become a mountain. Why am I...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M 2 days ago

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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 Aug 26

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    I can't get away from here. I feel enclosed by the very corner of the world I sought refuge in. This contradiction will forever define me. Someone get me out! I'm going fcking mad...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Up for the last 2 and half hrs. Ate toast. Figured now is a better time than any to say I'm still alive, didn't do anything rational yet... Don't know when, don't know how, just...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Or the concept I would like my two glasses of wine every single night for my coronary heart ailment...(most of this is genuine, but it's not a physiological coronary heart problem...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I had another story up on here about when I was molested, but then decided if I am going to make a habit of posting my life stories on here, that story is not the one I want to be...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm incredibly depressed right now. Long story short I am involved with a married man. The wife just found out he was talking to me. She doesn't know we are having an affair...
    AvaLennon AvaLennon 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 26

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    Health, to me, is more than the absence of sickness. Sicknesses or injury can happen, but even with them, we can be generally healthy, and without them, we still could still be...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I will be having a cervical (neck) steroid epidural on the 18th for my chronic neck pain. Then on the 22nd I will be having my the carpal tunnel release surgery on my left hand...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I suffer from severe Depression and social anxiety.
    Dane2015 Dane2015 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Gambling has wreck havoc on my life. It stems from my depression that i have been suffering from since i was ten. I turned to gambling very heavily after losing my house and...
    feelinalone feelinalone 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Okay, before I start my experience, I just want to say, I feel great right now. Right now, I feel like I want to live a good long healthy life, find my soul mate, start a family...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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    The walls feel like they are melting when I just stare at them. I can barely keep focus. My back is aching me so much. . . I guess no sleep. My brain is just everywhere and it...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Okay. I posted yesterday about my breakup but I would like to dive a little further and get some feedback. Four years ago I met my (ex)boyfriend. For the seven years before that I...
    katekatekaaate katekatekaaate 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Sure I want that. Affection, closeness, intimacy... with someone other than myself. Or... my dog. I KNOW my dog loves me. She gives me all the affection, closeness and intimacy...
    flyinfish flyinfish 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    Currently dumped in an orphanage. My family is happily living out. No access to anything. Aunt supports me for education. I need to repay her back! I want love from a girl. The...
    nikkiF90 nikkiF90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    You breathe. You survive. Sometimes you want more from life.
    flipper1966 flipper1966 56-60, M Aug 31

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    I want you so bad right now. I've been thinking about you. I can't get you out of my mind. I'm watching you. I know you're bad for me but you're just oh so good and tasty...
    LivvieDestroyerofSocks LivvieDestroyerofSocks 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Haha well who doesn't want to from time to time. It's human nature.
    Hotmix3325 Hotmix3325 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    When I met her, I was hurled suddenly into paradise; ineffable joy penetrated my life. She came into my world and lit it up, abruptly terminating the darkness that preceded her...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 57 mins ago

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    I am 18 years old and I have had bulimia for over 2 years now. It all started at the end of grade 10 when i decided i wanted to lose weight (i was 150-155 pounds). I will go...
    becky632 becky632 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I honestly don't really know if it's official or not, and I don't want to go to a doctor. I think I'm fine managing by myself. I started to have bad anxiety/depression since last...
    AwfullyRad AwfullyRad 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F Sep 2

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    So I have been struggling on and off with bulimia for 5 years plus. I don't know if it's bulimia or a purging disorder. I have been big my whole life. It's always been said "you're...
    scareditwontstop scareditwontstop 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I’ve been asked a few times about what recovery means when you have a chronic psychological illness, and I’d like to address the question publicly. I have pretty much accepted...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 1 Response Aug 24