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To Cynthia

Posted by Racer on August 12, 1999, at 19:38:46

In reply to Re: Effexor and weight gain? Say it isn't so...., posted by Cynthia on August 12, 1999, at 15:38:13

> Counselling helps with eating disorders in the long run.
> cynthia

But counseling is not enough. I know where all my eating problems come from, and I know all about the history in my family, and how this thread from here or that thread from there, etc, made me into what I am. Knowledge doesn't help me here, though.

What happens is that depression or weight loss will trigger the anorexia, and it will start up. Often I will see the early signs, but still not be able to do anything about it! For example, I got sick for a few days, and lost a bit of weight. That started me off, even though everything in my life was rosy at the time! It's one of those things, one of those heartbreakers that almost sink you.

Anyway, my solution has been to try to keep a pad of about ten pounds more than my critical weight, so that if I get sick, I won't drop below it. That has been the only long term answer for me, despite therapy and drugs, that's the only thing that has ever kept it in remission for any period of time.

Therapy is necessary for it, but is not enough on its own to fix the problem.

(And I, too, wondered about ED and dex, though I didn't say anythign...)




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