I am going to my doctor tomorrow to talk about the binge eating disorder I strongly believe I have, and depression that has increased because of my eating habits. I have gained 20 pounds in a year because of my binge eating. Usually at nighttime I binge on whatever is in my house, feel such guilt after, and try and drink my weight in water to sort of cleanse my body. I have heard a lot of good things about vyvanse and it's use for binge eating disorder. I have tried psychiatrists but always feel judged, so I feel like a medication is going to help me more. I'm nervous to bring up vyvanse to my doctor because I don't want it to seem like I am there just to get the drug, when I really believe this could help me. Any suggestions on how to bring this up with my doctor?
This question has also been asked and answered here: Has anyone used Vyvanse for Binge Eating Disorder?
Print out some facts ie Vyvance approved by FDA, recommended for BED etc. Talk about your lack of impusle control and ability to make choices re food. I believe BED is not about food as much as it is about eating. I think if you approach the conversation from a disordered eating perspective you will have a better chance to obtain prescription than if you want to loose weight. Depression/Anxiety and ADD and BED are all different but also merge. My BED only stopped once I went on Vyvance - years of anti dep medication did not assist me. Also look at ADD descriptions - executive function impulse control etc... and see if you register with any of the symptoms. If you are a terrible procrastinator as well that is a sign you might be impacted by ADD. DRs do not trust medication for weight loss - you have to explain your needs clearly.
- Vyvanse Information for Consumers
- Vyvanse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vyvanse (detailed)
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