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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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    xoxoCharlierose xoxoCharlierose 22-25, F Nov 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not only do I know what depression can do to the person who has it but I know exactly how it can destroy a marriage. Having had unresolved depression for many years, my husband...
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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many...
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    I started taking medication for my depression about 8 years ago, though I suffered from it for at least 10 years prior to that. I would try a medicine, slowly have it upped and...
    Ikid Ikid 22-25 1 Response Feb 5

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    WomanOfWillendorf WomanOfWillendorf 22-25, F Feb 4

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    Quitting MDD - my story Hi friends! I posted about quitting MDD a couple months ago and just wanted to give everyone an update and offer whatever help I can. I have been...
    BuddhistAddict BuddhistAddict 26-30 1 Response Feb 4

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    Depression Fighting to live is a serious thing. Sometimes I wish it was alcoholism because then your depression would be numbed. I have been going through what I call a tunnel of...
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    Since I am stuck at home for a year recovering from ankle surgery, one of the biggest challenges is money. Currently, I am sitting on income assistance waiting for disability...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 Feb 3

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    He did it. He sent me a list of daily and weekly tasks. He included consequences, I've read and re-read. Added them to my calendar so I don't forget...though I will forget...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 3

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    I have been thinking and something popped into my head. There are many people on here who suffer from depression and anxiety, and it seems we all have one thing in common. We are...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Is it a mystery why "I Battle Depression" is like the most popular thing on here? For my fellow Depressees... I hope this can be a light in your dark tunnel... Or maybe this is...
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    I dont think anyone truly understands how dark a place my mind goes sometimes. I mean there are times I don't even understand it so.how could anyone else? I hate this so much.
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    I didnt realize that I am relapsing until now i dont want this ana is awful i dont want to go through this again
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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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    I haven't been on this website for at least 2 years. And I can't say that anything's changed, at least not w/ regards to this issue. I'm still purging frequently. My eating is...
    feelingfoolishlame feelingfoolishlame 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I HAVE MADE IT! I was feeling depressed lately because of my health and not being able to do anything for myself anymore. I can't even get in and out of the bathtub to get a bath...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses Jan 28

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    It creeps on you and takes over your mind, the weather controls it as it has been gloomy the last couple of months. I want to win over depression but I'm too scared and too afraid...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I would never act on it but I can't help but feel like I want to die. I feel so stressed all the time because of school and money. I just can't bring myself out of this. All I do...
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    I had an abusive boyfriend. I manged to get out of that relationship but I can't seem to recover. Its been 6 months and my life is still a wreck. That relationship caused me to...
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    Depression comes and goes but it is always there You can hide from depression by being a fake But it always comes out when least expected Time is always on your side But...
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    Sleep paralysis is something I seriously suffer with and I don't know why it started. I am 16 years old and was diagnosed with depression and put on medication. Randomly I would...
    StephlyBoz StephlyBoz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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...
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    I wish suicide didn't make sense, but it seems to be the only answer I have to existential depression. I'm not unhappy with who I am, where I am in life, or any personal reasons...
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 25

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    I have been ignorant and I have been irresponsible. For the past year I have been denying myself of being "perfectly fine" when I was depressed. It took me one whole year to...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I don't know why I always end up getting hurt, I always try my best to help to my best friends, and today I need them, they don't see me, even they don't tell me I 'll be with you...
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