I had therapy many many years ago, back before they really even considered binge eating an eating disorder. The therapist (were are talking more than 20 years ago) didn't understand the eating aspect at all, she understood bulimia and anorexic but since I didn't purge, she didn't feel it was a real disorder. This was so long ago that there really was no info related to binge eating. The advice, eat less. That didn't help. However, what did help was speaking with her about day to day things, stress, emotions. Those were all directly related to what made me binge. I had always wished I had gone back a few years ago. In all honesty I was afaird that even this day and age I wouldn't find someone who could help me, treat my binge eating as the disorder it really is.
There is medication that has shown progress for binge eating as well-Vyanse its an ADHD med but has shown to be one med that directly can help treat the eating disorder. I only know because i was looking on line for help and discovered it..they no longer have to just put you on an "antidepressant" this med claims to help and get results at 70mg. Look it up see if it might help.
I only looked for a medication because after 30 years of living with this, trying therapy, self help books, diets etc. nothing worked. Its a disorder, and addiction, whatever you want to call it. There seems to be a coloration between the binge eating, the action the spontaneous binging, the overly "hyper" reaction of eating that this ADHD med works on. I also read that in many many cases binge eaters suffer from a type of ADHD the eating (binges) may be related...just a thought.
This med is very expensive, but the website has a coupon that can be printed and makes your rx cost no more than $30. This is good for 6 rx. After that, most people apply for the company assistance due to the expense, its over $100 a rx even with insurance. I know one lady that is on the med for her adhd, and another lady I know has a son on it, it has helped them for their ADHD and they have had no side effects on a high dose. So, its promising. If I was brave enough I would go to the dr and talk to him about it as well.
Embrace your inner SNAIL, be comfortable in your own shell
BINGE FREE SINCE 1/19/2014 AND COUNTING
Last edited by mainecyn : 11-04-2013 at 03:16 PM.