..I'm sorry you are going through this. You did the right thing in making that apt to see the doctor. Just go,tell him what's going on and let him decide whether or not to put you on meds. Maybe you just need some therapy.
I too can't afford my Effexor and Wellbutrin. I am tapering mself off until I get health insurance. When I was taking them regularly, my binging decreased. Now I feel so anxious all the time that I eat nonstop. I have been bulimic for 12 years.
Let me know if you find anthing out about topomax. I took Naltrexone for a while and that seemed like it helped decrease the euphoria associated with binging. Ask your doctor about naltrexone.
Hang in there.
How are you doing??????
I can't stop eating these days but it is ALL EMOTIONAL of course...... I know.... but its hard to stop:) What Im doing is getting out of the HOUSE everytime I feel like eating and walk around the block..... If I still feel like eating after that I drink 3 glasses of WATER and take a shower, call a friend and put a piece of GUM in my mouth.... I repeat myself: YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF THIS"
just wanted to let you know i suffer from binge eating as well and topomax helped immensely. i too stopped taking meds and everything went to ****. my plan is now to go back on topomax, best of luck. message me if you ever need someone to talk to.
Of the medications you mentioned, Wellbutrin would be a favorite because it is not associated with weight gain, while other antidepressants are. Of course, none of these medications will get to the source, as you have painfully discovered. When the tension got too high (money problems), the binges restarted because you have a learned habit: eating to comfort yourself; and you have not yet dismantled this habit.
It has been in hibernation as long as things were going smoothly. The fastest way to lose weight is to stop binging. And in order to do that, you are going to have to learn a lot more about emotional eating, and find a method that will help you unlearn this habit, and prove to yourself that no matter what problems arise in your life, you can face and deal with them without shutting off your mind by binging.
^nice to see you again here doctor. ^_^
I was put on wellbutrin for Bulimia and although I have stopped purging I started to binge eat. Maybe the wellbutrin is not enough
you have classic symptoms of binge eating disorder. people with this disorder often have anxiety and depression. antidepressants when I took them made me so hyper that it made me binge. then I would take anxiety meds. none of this helped my problem. my doctor made me slowly get off all. I was more depressed and anxious. worth it in hindsight. put on topamax .25mg. at night. it makes you sleepy and tingly. a life saver. no more depression, anxiety and best of all no more overeating and slow weight loss. good luck
I would love to talk as I’m 35 now but pregnnat with my second I don’t binge any more when not pregnnat but I do eat all day while pregnnat and can’t seem to stop I had annorexia the opposites more often and put into a hospital as I almost died twice and now I’m never doing that a dog have kid and kid on way but I do have issues on eating and body image of myself as my gain during pregnancy scare me and I cry and off my meds causes me to be hungry and eat but I don’t eat bad junk foods all day etc and still gain even tho I eat fruit and veggies more this time my last pregnancy I ate junk and didn’t care and ate pizza and had a fun time with food even tho ate way to much I still shocking only gained 56 lb with my first and now scared to see scale till I start to loose more as I’m so scared and have no way to stop this eating all day long even tho I don’t binge to throw up as that would hurt my unborn and I can’t have that