Patient Comments: Anorexia Nervosa - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your anorexia?

Comment from: Wayne62, Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I have recently been recovering from what was diagnosed as pneumonia, and yesterday noticed my fever had returned. Last night and today it was at 36.9 centigrade, and not moving up or down. Diarrhea is constant and greenish, very dark.

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Comment from: AndyJ, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

I've been suffering from anorexia for almost a decade now. I've read a lot of references like 'Bulimia Free' and 'Eating Disorders Today' which guide me with my recovery. I say the best treatment I tried is the music therapy. It relaxes me and changes my focus which helps me deal with my eating problems.

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Comment from: Katie4906, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

The biggest help for me was the love and support of my family. If you do not have family that you can tell, talk to a counselor or close friend. Also, seeing the grief and pain that I was causing my parents made me realize that I was not just hurting myself. If you are battling anorexia, please don't be afraid to talk to someone about it.

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Comment from: Regretful1, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I received a tetanus shot last week. The first couple of days I was fine. After three days I began having neck and shoulder pain. It has gotten so bad I can hardly lift my arms. It feels as if the muscles in my neck and shoulders are tight and fatigued.

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Comment from: amy, 19-24 Female Published: October 18

I'm so scared because for the past 3 months I have extremely obsessed about my weight. I'm 24 years old 5'6 and 145lbs and I have never felt this way before. I weigh myself a lot and I'm always watching what I eat, I eat a lot less now. I'm embarrassed to tell my husband about this, I just want to be skinny so bad, what can I do, I don't want to be anorexic but I want to be skinny.

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Comment from: LockwoodK, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 28

The best treatment for me was the help of people who wanted to support me and understand what I was going through. What also helped me the most was inpatient treatment in a medical facility and therapy. The help, love, and care of others is what pushed me through progressing in the recovery of my eating disorder.

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Comment from: AK, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

Right now I'm seeing a dietician and a therapist. It's helping my body get back to a normal weight and be healthy. I'm dealing with my "eating disorder" which I still don't think I have. Right now my biggest supporter and helper has been my mom. Therapy really does help, since it gives you somebody to talk to and not worry about getting judged or if they're going to spill your secrets. It really relieves me being able to finally talk to someone.

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Comment from: Michael, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 06

I found that cannabis successfully treated my anorexia immediately. I find it perplexing that your website does not even mention it.

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Comment from: lovergirl, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

Actually, so far nothing has been effective. Then again, I haven't really told anyone except maybe a close friend, whom I've sworn to secrecy.

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