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'Anorexia is for teenagers'.. Please tell me im not alone here


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#101 Abbey84

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:01 AM

Just adding to my post - I was "unofficially" diagnosed at 22 but it didn't get put on my records until I reached 50 years old. Had to laugh when the Dr said "you are a highly unusual case, to develop this disorder at your age" thanks bro I've had it most my life but got away with it until now

So I'm basically an old carcass getting down with the kids I guess
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#102 issbiz

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 01:31 PM

25 and i was fucking SKINNY as a teen so didnt really have any issues regarding food back then


I'm 29 but SAME. Always used to feel invalid bc of it

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 02:24 PM

I'm 25 and I developed it at ~13, diagnosed at 14 :(

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:23 PM

I'm 47, started on this at 19, though was SHing before that.


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 03:31 PM

40 - not formally diagnosed, but behaviors stem from early childhood... You're not alone.
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Posted 20 June 2021 - 08:52 PM

25 here,, wasn't diagnosed until last year - only started developing ED in late teens and it got worse after 21


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:05 PM

I'm in my mid 20's and I've had anorexia since I was 12.


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Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:19 PM

27 - started writing โ€œfatโ€ on my stomach and skipping meals at age 8 so I guess it isnโ€™t just a teenage disorder on either end of the age spectrum


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#109 Agent Foxy Mulder

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 09:19 PM

27 - started writing โ€œfatโ€ on my stomach and skipping meals at age 8 so I guess it isnโ€™t just a teenage disorder on either end of the age spectrum


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Age: 27. Fucked up for 17 years now. 

Height: 5'9
CW: 126

LW 2020: 118

LW Adolescence: 85, H 5'4 (BMI 14.6)

HW: 155 (2014)

GW: 115

 

Started treatment 11/2020, Currently ~sort of~ relapsing after reaching 131 lbs 4/2021

 

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#110 shekissedstars

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:22 PM

im 36 and it started when i was a teenager.
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#111 calidreamer

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 10:48 PM

I'm 29. Nice to know I'm not alone. โค

I'm 29 too!



#112 Moonchild13

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 11:10 PM

I'm 26, know a lot anas older than me.

#113 2BeThinEnough

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 11:11 PM

35 must have missed that memo...

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#114 Rene.

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 11:27 PM

There is this thought that only thin white teenager girls are the ones who can get anorexia, and that the illness stop as soon as you turn 18 (as if it had an expiration date). But we all know that it's bullshit. I've been around older people who still suffer from it, and/or other disorders. I'm only 21 and i'm considered too old for this disorder, gotta love the ignorants that never shut up.



#115 ddredding

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Posted 20 June 2021 - 11:40 PM

Is this still a thing in our society? People really are ignorant. Started around 14, worst point sometime between 15 and 16, recovered at 18, relapses at 20, 23, and now again at 26.

#116 advocatusdiaboli

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:50 AM

Well there have already been enough replies to prove people who say it's a teen thing wrong.

But here I go:

Developed it at age 16, so quite typical.
Am 25 now and still struggle with it.
In ED treatment I met two women around age 50 with AN, and a man around age 50 with BN who had had it for 40 years without realizing it's an ED because he thought the same, that it's a teen girl thing only.

"They say humans are social animals, they can't live alone. But you can live pretty well by yourself. I tell ya... instead of feeling alone in a group, it's better to have real solitude all by yourself."

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#117 Sketch#3202

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 02:49 AM

I'm 50 and ED has its grips on me tighter than ever.... been fighting this damn illness since I was 13.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:47 AM

Here we go again
If your weight doesnt matter for ed why would age?
I'm 33
There are so so many adults with Ed's, why the fuck does being over 16/19/30/25 matter to eds?
This is so stupid
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H - 5'9" goal - 99? Why not hahahahaha
I'm definitely falling in a rabbit hole now....

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 03:53 AM

23 and started to have symptoms from 20-21

 

it's not for teenagers only, i know the stigma but there are many many adult sufferers


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