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Old 10-15-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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Is it possible for a medication to cure anorexia?
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:03 PM   #2
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Anorexic thoughts and anorexic behavior are different things. Anorexic thoughts are very hard to battle and they do not go away with medication.
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Simply put: NO! There are no meds that effect that behaviors of anorexic people. There are some meds for bulimics but not anorexics.
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then how was I cured with zyprexa?
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Simply put: NO! There are no meds that effect that behaviors of anorexic people. There are some meds for bulimics but not anorexics.
I think you're talking through personal experience and you're wrong. There is no magic cure but there are medications that might regulate anorexic behavior. Although therapy is usually what is recommended and the first line treatment.
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I know meds that take away appetite can trigger anorexia so I'm sure that taking meds that trigger appetite could help...but they won't cure the behavior. For me, stress is another trigger for anorexia. I went through a trauma & lost so much weight not eating or drinking I ended up in the medical hospital with the anorexia. I had such bad nightmares I couldn't sleep. Pdoc put me on Seroquel high dose to knock me out. That med usually makes people gain weight. It was 2 years before I could get my body weight up to the safe norm for my body. Even now I tend to restrict if the weight goes up a little..afraid of gaining too much. I have always had that restriction behavior I throw in to keep my weight controlled except for a few years when I gained too much right before the last trauma....never again will I let that happen so the anorexia restriction is just part of my eating habits though I won't let my weight go too low or too high now. Meds can trigger behavior in either direction but can't truly control behavior. That has to be changed through thought control over behavior....DBT calls it reprogramming the neurotransmitters or the thought processes /pathways in the brain like stroke or TBI victims learning how to function again.
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Like I said, nothing cures anorexia and if you think it did, you didn't have anorexia.
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No medication can specifically treat ANY eating disorder. You must get to the root of the problems that accompany them. For some, it's depression, bipolar, a personality disorder. Whatever it is, you can treat the disorder and learn to manage your symptoms through medication and therapy. I don't think there is a cure for eating disorders. You need to learn ways of coping and you need to realize love is as vital to your well being as eating is. Some people struggle with it after years of being in recovery--making their whole life a journey to recovery. Some claim to be recovered. It's different for everyone.
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Paradox.
There are no absolutes. Maybe you were cured by zyprexa. Thats possible.
Everyone is different. If it's worked for you that's great!
I mean if your anorexia was caused by depression and the meds helped that, it means they worked.



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If zyprexa stimulated your appetite & slowed down your metabolism then it could cure the physical aspects of the anorexia. If its truly a thought process on needing to be thin & doing whatever you need to get there...no medication changes that thought process. It takes therapy.

The last time I was in the hospital the dx was anorexia....but my MD said that even cancer patients that fit the definition of the low weight are dx Ed with anorexia....that is different than anorexia nervousa even though medically treated the same....with meds to increase the appetite & usually IV nutrition or feeding tube.

The desire to be thin at all costs can't be fixed with a med....only the symptoms & they hold the hope that a change in thought process will follow. Without good therapy or a good reason the person has for changing their thinking it usually doesn't happen
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