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  1. Hi everyone, I just wanted to pass on a tip from my therapist. I was starting to fall into anorexic remission, when they suggested trying microwaveable meals. They have small portions and almost always have all the components you need for a proper diet. This may be old news to some, but as somebody who has lived most of their lives without a microwave, this was inspiration. It is great not only because the portions are easy to get through, but you can also have food (almost) instantaneously. So when you feel a weak pang of hunger, you can pop some food into your face in about 2 minut
  2. What medications have you found that have worked for binge eating disorder or bulimia? Topamax kinda helps, but I hate the side effects (depression, hair loss, slowed thinking, tiredness, etc....) and was wondering if anybody else had success with any other medications. Or if you've found ways to deal with the cognitive side effects of topamax? Thank you.
  3. Saw a few people mention this on the "what have you done that's impulsive lately" thread and thought I start a new thread on it. I have struggled with impulsive eating, since around the same time my bipolar symptoms started, generally in the afternoon/evening. I go through phases of different food cravings, some sweet, some savoury. I had always just put it down to "comfort eating" but now I'm wondering if other people struggle with this and link it to their bipolar? I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts
  4. What frustrates me is that binge eating is never taken seriously by the Mental Health System. As a child I was morbidly obese and it was never taken seriously by doctors. I was always eating, mostly as a coping mechanism. I remember I was constantly checking the fridge for food, even after dinner. I just never stopped eating. I gained so much weight that it took me 6 years to lose it. The only thing doctors did, was tell my mom that I needed to eat vegetables.... and they also gave me a voucher for the gym which didn't help economically much either. It took my Mom installing a lock in th
  5. I was really pissed off & disgusted by Urban Outfitters' treatment of mental health, making light of serious conditions just to make money. First they had a 'Eat Less' t-shirt which has thankfully now been pulled And now they have a 'Depression' t-shirt, reducing a serious mental illness that affects a lot of people into the mere fashion statement of a 'super depressing tee' http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=29812401 Its ridiculous how a popular & well known brand can stigmatise mental health & reduce it to a 'cool' fashion statement wh
  6. I have gone 2 days without binging! THAT IS HUGE FOR ME! I can never go more than one day without binging! I know I can do this! I used be so skinny till this disorder came about. I can't wait to lose this weight and to get rid of this disorder! So YAY! 2 days! I know it seems so easy but my binge eating disorder is really bad so... and on the days that I COULD go 1 day without binging.... well they were rare. I'm so happy! I figured out why I binge-cause I am bored, lonely, and depressed. And I am currently fixing those things. So I repeat-YAY!
  7. ... sorry, all of the other introductory topic tiles were taken : ) I'm one of those people who suffers depression deeply and often, yet no one can tell. guess I trained myself from an early age to always smile. I have bipolar disorder. I ultra rapid cycle and have mixed states. I am depressed more than I am anything else when things are bad. I have the occasional hypomania with paranoia and sometimes hallucinations. I've had panic attacks and an eating diosorder with body image distortions since the age of 6. Glad to say that after trying a shitload of medication I am now doing quite well.
  8. I know a common side effect of Olanzapine is gaining large amounts of weight, which i have done since starting it. But i was wondering how long does it make you gain weight for, a month, 6 months? or does it never stop? i am about a week in and have gained 5 kg (11 Ibs) and i have asked my pdoc for a 'appetite suppressant' because i can't stop eating and thinking about food but she said "no". I have now put very hard food restrictions on me, so i can only eat at X times and Y foods, which is sooooo hard. I want to know when or if this will ever get better or if i am just going to get fatter a
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