National Eating Disorders Association

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Brody803
meds?

I know we cant be specific here on kind or doseage.........But has anyone tried meds to help with their eating disorder?? good or bad any positive at all???? I started on one 6 weeks ago and so far it hasnt helped at all.......I go to the doctor tomorrow and am hoping its time to increase it..... I am not in any type of recovery program........yet................ figured first step was admitting i had a problem to someone(only my doctor) .............trying the meds..............and I have a list of treatment options(in patient and out) just havent quite gotten ready for that yet

kelsey207
Hi, Brody803:

Eating disorder treatment really varies from one individual to another. So, what works for one person may not work for a different person. Please keep that in mind when doing research about medications and other aspects of treatment. I hope that your appointment with the doctor is helpful. Definitely voice your concerns about the effectiveness of the medication and see what the doctor has to say. Medication can be helpful, but other kinds of treatment (e.g., therapy, in-patient and out-) are also very valuable. It sounds like you've got options, so please keep an open mind while you're trying to figure out what works best for you. From what I've read, medications aren't necessarily intended to be the be-all, end-all solution for eating disorders and other mental health issues. They often are intended to be used in combination with therapy and other techniques so that individuals can find a way to manage their disorder, with the added support of medication. I would definitely consider asking your doctor about seeing a psychologist or therapist who specializes in eating disorders, or investigating other treatment options further.

Here's a NEDA page on ED treatment that might be helpful: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/treating-eating-disorder

And remember, recovery is possible! There may be twists and turns and bumps in your road to recovery, but you can get there. And please keep posting here on the forums so we can support you as you progress! Good luck, Brody803!

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