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Why Cant U Take Wellbutrin If U Have Had Eating Disorders Or Have Them
Seizure risk: It's because buproprion (wellbutrin) can lower one's 'seizure threshold, ' which means an increase risk of seizures. Eating disorders, especially bulimia nervosa are also associated with an increased risk of having a seizure stemming from loss of electrolytes and ph imbalanced due to vomiting. Taking too much buproprion can cause seizures as well. That's the reason. ...Read more
I read that ppl who have had eating disorders should not take wellbutrin (bupropion).I was anorexic but hv maintained healthy body weight for 6 years. Is it safe?
Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; Safety: There may be an increased risk of seizures in patients with certain eating disorders. If one has recovered from their eating disorder and maintains an appropriate weight, I will usually go ahead and prescribe wellbutrin, (bupropion) if it is clinically indicated. You should see a board certified psychiatrist for this. Good luck. ...Read more
On www. Drugs. Com it says not to take wellbutrin (bupropion) if you have an eating disorder. Why?
To lose more weight: By increasing the amount defecated an individual temporarily loses additional weight, which is the goal of many people with eating disorders. ...Read more
Eating DO: Thorough ssessment, medical and psychological, and good history taking ...Read more
Tailored 2 Ur Needs?: Anyone struggling 2overcome or recover from an ed is best served by having as part of her/his treatment team a nutritionist who has expertise in treating ppl w/eds. Eds often lead 2nutritional deficiencies/malnutrition. Supplements can only go so far - & it's possible that supplement types & amounts taken may not be ideal (ineffective or toxic). Malnutrition can lead 2 other health probs. ...Read more
I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin for panic disorder. What other treatments are best besides medications?
Talk therapy: Even with medication, I think it is a very goo idea to do some cbt talk therapy. That can help you feel more skilled (less helpless) in moderating or avoiding attacks. You may not need the meds if you are successful. Also meditation and certain exercise programs can be a good support for correcting this disorder. I'm impressed by your interest in self-management. I bet you'll do well. ...Read more
Have bad head cold&seems like I cant take anything for it cuz everything interacts w my wellbutrin. I'm also on topamax, (topiramate)klon, trileptal, neurontin. Help!
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Is it safe to take wellbutrin (bupropion) for bipolar disorder? Does the manic episodes get worse?
It can be.: As indicated, any antidepressant can induce cycling. As a result we often attempt to avoid antidepressants if possible in bipolar disorder. I noticed that you are on the mood stabilizer lamictal, which should decrease this likelihood. Tell your doc immediately if you have any symptoms of mania or a mixed state, this is where you feel depressed/irritable and hyper at the same time. ...Read more
I take Topamax (topiramate) for benign tremors. Just started Wellbutrin for bipolar disorder because I was slipping into depressive phase. Will 2 meds interact?
I take wellbutrin (bupropion) previcid plaquenil Zantac &elivil. Dx of gastroparisis IBS am early ai disorder. What is the best OTC med for pain in joints?
Certainly can: While more common in women, men certainly can suffer eatng disorders. They may be more uncomfortable about seeking treatment or talking to their doctor. Nonetheless they can suffer the same serious health consequences and can benefit from treatment. See: http://cpancf. Com/eatingdisorders. Asp. ...Read more
No.: Although many people associate eating disorders with teenage girls, the reality is that people of all ages, ethnicities and genders can develop eating disorders. In my practice I treat several men in their 60s who suffered for decades and didn't seek help, thinking they had a "girl's" problem. Many eating disorders start in the teenage years or in young adulthood, but not all. ...Read more
Anyone: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia, & other eating disorders are potentially life-threatening diseases best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing, on both an outpatient and inpatient basis, with the conditions. There are centers of excellence at many tertiary institutions that combine the expertise of many specialists--find one near you please and get help soon. ...Read more
EDs ; Genetics: Research has found a genetic link to eating disorders. This link has a nice overview that's also available in audio. Http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/anorexia-nervosa/features/anorexia-bulimia-genetic-code. ...Read more
Bulimia and anorexia: The main subtypes of eating disorders are bulimia (usually periods of overeating followed by periods of restricting or vomiting to avoid weight gain, generally associated with normal or slightly increased weight) and anorexia (excessive exercise, and food restriction in order to avoid weight gain, often despite plenty of evidence that the person is in fact underweight). ...Read more
Addiction & Family: Eating disorders in teens may be associated with addictions and compulsive behavior in their families (including grandparents and parents, even those with whom the teen has no direct contact). ...Read more
Yes: In general eating disorders are considered to be a psychiatric condition and a multidisciplinary approach with nutritional rehabilitation, medical monitoring, and psychological treatment. Medications can be used but are not alway necessary. ...Read more
Yes & no: Other symptoms of eating disorder need be present such as binging, purging, fasting, frantic efforts to lose wt., etc. ...Read more
Several: I agree with my colleagues about anorexia, bulimia, and disordered eating associated with depression. But i'd also include compulsive overeating in our groupings here. Anorexia & bulimia don't have 12-step groups associated with them, but overeaters anonymous is such a group. Maybe this attests to the very wide need for help with compulsive overeating? ...Read more
Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition), psychological (such as self-image distortions), &/or environmental factors (such as social isolation, early maltreatment, cultural, peer pressure). As I tell my patients, "genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger". ...Read more
Defined a per DSM V: Eating disorders involve serious disturbance in eating behavior that could include extreme food reduction or overeating in addition to feeling undue distress over body weight/ shape. The most common eating disorders are bulimia, binge eating, and anorexia. A great place to obtain information is here:http://www. Allianceforeatingdisorders. Com/portal/what-are-eating-disorders. Hope this helps ...Read more
Emotional problems: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not to blame, but...: In a way, any behavior disorder is a drag on society. Which society? How severe a disorder? Subsets in america seem to have phases when a focus on physical attributes is raised to an extreme and the natural act of eating becomes distorted to serve purposes beyond nutrition. The wasted energy/productivity of people involved in unnecessary suffering could be put to better use, don't you think? ...Read more
Probably not: Due to the complex interplay between the many different psychological, biological, and environmental factors involved with eating disorders, rarely can these conditions be effectively dealt with alone. Additionally, since these conditions can often be life threatening, choosing to deal with it alone greatly increases the chance of very serious health risks. ...Read more
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