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High dose fluoxetine for bulimia?

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emmaleemochizuki

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I struggle with purging (but not binging), I have anorexia b/p subtype.

I am wondering if anyone found a high dose of fluoxetine helped?
(I am currently on sertraline as an antidepressant and quetiapine)

I know its licensed to treat bulimia.
 
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Black Despondency

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It is common to have to use different doses of medications to treat different disorders. Getting a medication licensed for a specific disorder is expensive and time consuming, not having an official license to advertise for a disorder doesn't mean it won't be effective. From what I have read from articles and studies Fluoxetine is a good choice to treating eating disorders.
My struggles with eating.​
In the past I have struggled with eating usually with depression and anxiety. Not eating because I get little too no pleasure from it, hating myself and only eating particular foods. My body was eating my muscle at this point. I'm not a big fan of the hieght weight scale for measuring weight health. I still forget to eat frequently. Treating my depression has helped a lot with my eating.
 
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natalie

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Hi emaleemochizuki,


Here at mhf as you are probably aware, we cannot assess you. The best way forward is to contact your cmht department, or your GP, to find out more. i hadn't actually known, in accordance to the leaflet, that Fluxoetine, does help your problem condiiton, however also if you wish you re adapt the doseage, please do consult a medical professional in this matter.

I hope you will understand this.


Best wishes.
 
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