I think I need some Setraline. I do like my food. Always have done and always will do. Had a difficult upbringing myself and as a consequence have some minor mental health issues such as stress and depression from time to time. Have had CBT therapy a few years ago but nobody seemed to want to get to grips with the emotional overeating. Was always told that it was my choice and that I had to control what went into my body. On one visit to my GP I explained my situation and said that I am like a heroine addict except that I am addicted to food, you tell me that I shouldn't put the food into my mouth and should have control over my eating issues but would you be saying to a heroine addict that he needs to think before putting the needles into his arms? It's the same thing and I feel that it is a totally pointless thing to say to both of us. To be honest, nobody seems to give a foggest. Oh, well. In goes more calories.
But I know a lot of people who have had great results using the Dr Judith Beck <her father was a founder of the CBT movement and she herself is a consultant psychologist/psych> diet book and its workbook i don't believe a medical approach will help tbh
I am an emotional eater without doubt. I was put on sertraline back in May due to anxiety. I cannot say that it has affected my eating one way or the other to be honest. I have gained about 8lbs over this time but that is through over eating not the tablets.
Hello, 'Fraid I don't know about setraline, but I wanted to piggyback this thread to ask if any of you know if there is much talk on here about emotional overeating in general? I have a big E.O. problem (have done for years & years & years) but never found help... Are people talking about this? It would be so good to share a bit...
I'm on it for depression and anxiety but I'm still emotionally over eating sometimes. I don't think it's the actual tablets stopping me from doing it more often but that I feel more in control of myself because the depression and anxiety is somewhat under control. I like the numb - right now that's good for me. Hope that makes sense, it did to me
And to address your point...I was on a light dose of fluxotine for PND. I think it might have reduced to urge to binge a bit, but having since read Dr Fairburn & attended a NHS CBT group (also based on Fairburn) I feel strongly that one needs to understand why and to work on stopping the behaviour. I think it can help, but I think you need the other stuff as well.