Patient Comments: Anorexia - Prognosis

Did you, a friend, or relative have anorexia? Please share the prognosis or outcome.

Comment from: Wave, Male (Caregiver) Published: September 23

I am very worried that my wife has anorexia. She has gone on a crazy fitness streak, she is going to gym every day, sometimes twice a day, she is eating next to nothing and she has started losing a lot of weight, I have noticed that she is looking very 'stringy' where you can now see tendons through her skin and her spine is really sticking through her skin.

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Comment from: Mama Bear, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 06

My daughter had anorexia. First she would not eat, throw up what she ate. She was tube fed and dumped portion of bag into toilet so she would not get too much of it. She has severe health issues today, physical and mental. It started at about 13. She is 34 now. Of course she became my main focus in life. I'm glad for any help I could give her. You feel helpless and feel like it could somehow be your fault.

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