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#1 winter soldier

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 12:19 AM

has anyone talked to a doctor about being at a high BMI and trying to get it down via like appetite suppressants or smtg prescribed for that purpose? at this point im so ready to at least attempt talking to a doctor n being like I cant do this on my own, I need help. Anyone have any tips about what to say, how to go about it??


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Posted 22 September 2021 - 12:35 AM

well if your BMI is above normal, i think it's pretty easy to talk to them about it, just say that you tried everything (working out, eating healthy) but can't seem to lose weight and always end up eating late at night maybe then they'll prescribe an appetite suppressant.

Also there this meds that's highly prescribed where i live by doctors it's called Saxenda Pen Injector. They even gave it to a friend of mine and she wasn't even obese (bmi scale) just overweight. Maybe ask them about it cuz i heard it's good.

 

but please do your research before using it. 

 

Good Luck!

 

Edit: I got some reviews for you to read

https://www.webmd.co...da-pen-injector


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#3 winter soldier

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 12:42 AM

well if your BMI is above normal, i think it's pretty easy to talk to them about it, just say that you tried everything (working out, eating healthy) but can't seem to lose weight and always end up eating late at night maybe then they'll prescribe an appetite suppressant.

Also there this meds that's highly prescribed where i live by doctors it's called Saxenda Pen Injector. They even gave it to a friend of mine and she wasn't even obese (bmi scale) just overweight. Maybe ask them about it cuz i heard it's good.

 

but please do your research before using it. 

 

Good Luck!

 

Edit: I got some reviews for you to read

https://www.webmd.co...da-pen-injector

thank you so much! 


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Posted 26 September 2021 - 05:19 PM

I did. I was given Saxenda for a while, then Rybelsus. I preferred Rybelsus. I did lose a bit of weight but it wasn't a miracle. I chose to stop taking them because I found it harder to predict when I would be hungry/full and that made it harder to plan around.  I just fell into a strict low restriction phase from my own brain, ditched the med, and made a lot more progress that way. But my doctor is awesome and really worked to find a good option for me. I was honest about my eating disorder, our plan was just to combat hunger I get from a different medication. Hope that makes sense.....I'm glad I tried them, but stopped on my own.

 

I did go the ADHD med route many years ago but I am bipolar and wound up in the hospital after a week. Be careful!



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Posted 26 September 2021 - 05:20 PM

Just want to add that I was honest about my ED but my nutritionist worked with the endocrinologist and assured her that my ED wasn't super active/dangerous at the moment.



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Posted 28 September 2021 - 11:02 AM

I have been wanting to, but it feels humiliating. I hope I can gather a nerve to do it.

I'm tired of being fat. Really tired.

Do you think a doctor would help me?

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 07:04 PM

I have been wanting to, but it feels humiliating. I hope I can gather a nerve to do it.

I'm tired of being fat. Really tired.

Do you think a doctor would help me?

yeah honestly same I got advices and im still procrastinating it ;;;;;; I hope im able to get prescribed something


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:48 PM

well if your BMI is above normal, i think it's pretty easy to talk to them about it, just say that you tried everything (working out, eating healthy) but can't seem to lose weight and always end up eating late at night maybe then they'll prescribe an appetite suppressant.
Also there this meds that's highly prescribed where i live by doctors it's called Saxenda Pen Injector. They even gave it to a friend of mine and she wasn't even obese (bmi scale) just overweight. Maybe ask them about it cuz i heard it's good.

but please do your research before using it.

Good Luck!


I find saxenda great because I really just have no appetite but if you eat for other reasons, may not be as good (other than if I eat much now I feel overfull and nauseous) but there are other options. That said, if you have a propensity towards disordered eating I’m beginning to realize it’s a time bomb - add a little stress on top and it’s easy to find yourself in a bit of a danger zone.

A doctor should definitely be able to help - aim for one that deals mainly with weight loss though, they know their stuff and all the options so much better.

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:52 PM

I find saxenda great because I really just have no appetite but if you eat for other reasons, may not be as good (other than if I eat much now I feel overfull and nauseous) but there are other options. That said, if you have a propensity towards disordered eating I’m beginning to realize it’s a time bomb - add a little stress on top and it’s easy to find yourself in a bit of a danger zone.

A doctor should definitely be able to help - aim for one that deals mainly with weight loss though, they know their stuff and all the options so much better.

ah I wish I could go to a weight loss specific one right off the bat, but because of my insurance I think ill have to got o my GP, try to get them to prescribe something, and then either get referral to a weight specialist within the hospital (if we even have one) or just. Try again ig lol


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 11:06 PM

ah I wish I could go to a weight loss specific one right off the bat, but because of my insurance I think ill have to got o my GP, try to get them to prescribe something, and then either get referral to a weight specialist within the hospital (if we even have one) or just. Try again ig lol


That sucks but at least you’ll be on the right track? Where I live we have GPs/primary health physicians that specialize in ‘bariatrics’ only. Don’t even need a referral so was fairly easy. Saxenda is pricey here, especially if you ever need to get to the full dose though and it’s not covered by the public system or my private health.

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 05:36 PM

I harrassed my GP for weight loss medication but she won't give me anything  <_< but she's been my GP for 10 years now so she knows all about my ED lol. Plus I just looked up the price for Saxenda here and I ain't paying near $400 for that. 


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Posted 29 September 2021 - 06:35 PM

I harrassed my GP for weight loss medication but she won't give me anything <_< but she's been my GP for 10 years now so she knows all about my ED lol. Plus I just looked up the price for Saxenda here and I ain't paying near $400 for that.


Fair. That’s what it costs me. Lasts me 4-5 months though so I’m ok with it. I probably save it back in what I don’t eat 🤭

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 08:10 PM

I’m going to soon. I have an appointment in 2 days to discuss it with my doctor. They’ve prescribed Phentermine to me before, so that’s probably the route we’ll go again. 



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Posted 30 September 2021 - 03:43 AM

Yep. Two times. Once in Canada and once in Korea. Both times were wildly different.

 

Went to a doc in Canada and tried to tell her about my binge tendencies. She suggested weight watchers and sent me home :')

 

Went to a doc in Korea, within 10 minutes I had a prescription for diet pills that are essentially ephedrine and something to stop hunger cues in your brain.

 

Guess which one lost me the more weight lollll


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