The longest you have gone without eating.
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2 weeks. had a really bad eating disorder for about 20yrs of my life. there was about 8yrs when i existed on about 500 calories a day.
Patsy, sweetie darling, is that you?!?
Three weeks. I was in the hospital from a burst appendix. I got all my nutrition from a needle because there was fear of serious infection.
5 days when I did a cleansing. I only drank water and this muck stuff.
@MichaelH, thank God you weren't more seriously injured. You must have a guardian angel.
@Chris J, I'm doing fabulous. All it takes is a little brain surgery.Life is good!
I hope you are doing well now.
72 hours, no food, no water, nothing. I had Trigeminal Neuralgia and a had a massive attack. You can't even swallow your own spit.
Finally hospital and IV pain meds to bring me out of it.
17 days with no solid food and another two months of soft food only. I had broken my jaw in four places.
3 days on a speed binge a long time ago. Haven't touched the stuff since.
Where can I read about the master cleanse? It takes 3 days of not eating to break up post traumatic arthritis that happens from injuries. I've had some injuries!!
Four days and four nights, with no food or water. i have done this 14 times in my life, as part of a traditional Native American Fasting ceremony.
and hooray for AbFab references.
5 days, but, uh, let's just say there were loads of appetite suppressants and alcohol involved, so it wasn't like I was starving (well, mentally anyway). Ah, to be 20 in SoCal in the 90's. Don't worry, peeps. I outgrew the phase.
@Michael – glad you are okay! That is crazy!
I was NPO for 8 days. The moment I asked for Tylenol and they tried to back door me I asked the nurse if she was gonna make out with me, nobody goes VIP without laying the groundwork. When she declined I started planning my escape with nothing but 2 Big Macs on my mind.
26 days. Used to fast all the time but im prerty sure is screwed up my metabolism for life.
Lol I was trying to think how to put that. Perfect I hit 3 days when I was about 19
25 hours. Yom Kippur fast.
74 days. Anorexia is a bitch. Even when you've "recovered."
Actually, 14 days. Hospitalized with burst appendix. Gangrene set in. Fun times, fun times.
Five days during an ano phase. It made me spacey(ER) than hell, but not having a period was kinda cool.
@hollywood– Coliseum. At 10:30 in the morning! I had just seen a guy walking with 4 kids going to an A's game too. I knew it was a sketchy neighborhood but I didn't think criminals worked mornings lol.
10 days. Stress makes me physically ill, so I just don't eat.
@ michael h
I'm so glad you're okay! Which BART station was it? Was it Macarthur? I remember as a kid coming from sf my mom wouldn't allow me to ever get off there because it was sketchy as hell.
I fasted for 29 days. never, ever again!
Thanks man! As I was lying in the ambulance I said to myself "I am done with Oakland" (my car had been stolen twice in the previous year and I had only been there a year) so I was ready to split. My wife found a job up in the mountains near the Oregon border, so we moved up here. Nice and quiet! (Still hear lots of gunshots, but not in anger!)
@Michael –wow—well glad you survived
Six days. But I was drinking soda water with a little bit of grape juice or apple juice mixed in the entire time. The first two days were the toughest. By the sixth day, it was so easy I figured I'd better stop just to be safe.
Yeah I was in the BART station parking lot in Oakland when some dude tried to rob me as I was starting my car. I grabbed the gun and we struggled with it and it went off as I hit the gas. Went through the webbing of one hand, into my other arm and traveled all the way up from my wrist to above my elbow. Shattered my radius bone but didn't cut the nerves or anything else (well it cut the tendons too). Still hurts but I got so amazingly lucky.
Me too, just getting over that shit. Applesauce, it's what's for dinner.
LOL! Ethorne…I remember that epi well.
I got Swine Flu a few years back and didn't eat for maybe 4-5 days. I was down hard! Lost 10 lbs. Sadly, I found it back.
5 days, only IV liquids, and I had my kidney removed. One would think I would loose a few pounds right.. but nooooooooooooooo! I gained 10!
3 days during my eating disorder phase
3 weeks for a detox.
Michael—shot?! like with a gun or…after working-out?…
I haven't eaten since 1973
10 days- multiple times, whenever I do the master cleanse. Very intense, extremely hard, but amazing for your mind and body.
A day or so when I was in the hospital last summer. I hadn't eaten before going to the gym, then got shot after working out, then had to wait forever for surgery, then woke up late that night after 5 hrs of surgery.
2 weeks when I had flu. Sugary fluids kept me going. Lost a stone mind so not all bad.
3 days. I suggest being high on meth if you are ever locked up, so you don't eat that prison food.
4 days last year. NovoVirus. Just sips of liquid. Bad!!
approx 36 hr
used to do the not-eating thing in hs but would have a granola bar or salad with no dressing
like 2 days when I was um partying
3 days recently when in hospital. NG Tube. I dreamed of pizza!
High school. 🙁 It was rough.