My general practitioner prescribed Prozac for my anxiety. I did not tell her that I was interested in taking it for my eating disorder because I didn't inform her of my bulimia. She prescribed 10mg for the first week and then 20mg thereafter. I'm reading the reviews and it sounds like the most common dosage is 40mg for bulimia treatment. I'm only 120lbs, I'm just wondering if that has anything to do with the low dose I received from my doctor, or if it's just the fact that I didn't reveal what I was truly seeking the drug for. I haven't started taking it yet, so I can't speculate on the change/ or lack thereof in my symptoms. Can anyone share a similar experience?
I am not going to judge you on if you should or should not have told your doctor about your bulimia. You chose not too and that is your decision to make. Take it one step at a time. Once you reach the 20 mg for 2-4 weeks see how it goes. It may help your bulimia at that dose. Give it some time. Not everything you read has to apply to you.
Hope you find what works for you :)
A8899; I'm with our Janie on this, But first you have to start it and see how it is going to work it is common to start with a low dose 10mg so you can adjust to it, And then Increase the dose to the 20mg capsule daily DON'T INCREASE ON YOUR OWN no matter what that is just a recommended dose but everyone reacts different and the 20 mg may be plenty to help you with your eating disorder. But when you have to go back or if you think you need an increase in dose you should be honest with the doctor about what you need it for. There is no shame you are one of many and the doctor should be aware of you having this condition But in the mean time just start it as prescribed and see how that works many people with all kinds of different conditions get results at different doses. Good luck Chuck1957
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