How to use fluoxetine to treat bulimia

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How to use fluoxetine to treat bulimia

Fluoxetine, better known as Prozac, has proven extremely effective in treating people with bulimia, an eating disorder characterized by overeating and purging. Fluoxetine belongs to the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) family of antidepressants and is one of the most prescribed drugs in the world. By consulting with a health care provider, you can determine if you want to use fluoxetine to treat bulimia.

  1. Schedule a consultation with a health care provider to determine if fluoxetine is right for you. Diagnosis "bulimia nervosa" Usually includes both a psychological evaluation and a physical exam to see if there is any internal organ damage. Fluoxetine is prescribed only after a thorough evaluation of your physical and emotional condition.
  2. Learn more about the possible side effects of fluoxetine before using it to treat bulimia nervosa. These side effects include headache, fever, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, heartburn, and cramps. Side effects such as diarrhea can also complicate dehydration, which is often caused by bulimia, so you should take care to drink plenty of fluids while taking fluoxetine.
  3. For best results in treating bulimia, combine taking fluoxetine with some form of behavioral therapy or psychotherapy. Using antidepressants to treat a psychological disorder such as bulimia only masks the symptoms. Only through a variety of talk therapy techniques can the root causes of self-destructive behavior be addressed.
  4. Exercise regularly while taking fluoxetine to treat bulimia. Many exercises, such as yoga, tai chi, stretching exercises, walking, and deep breathing exercises, also help increase serotonin levels in the brain in the same way that fluoxetine does. In addition, exposure to sunlight also increases serotonin levels, so exercise outdoors if possible.
  5. Do not reduce or stop your prescribed daily dose of fluoxetine without careful supervision by your doctor. Withdrawal symptoms, including confusion, nausea, headaches, and depression, may occur if the drug is not withdrawn slowly over 1-2 weeks.

Tips and Warnings

Many insurance companies will not pay for medications prescribed for bulimia unless Prozac has been tried first, because of its high success rate.
Fluoxetine may cause sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction, inability to achieve orgasm, and markedly reduced sexual desire. Before taking fluoxetine, consider how it may affect your interpersonal relationships.


  1. Ola guapas! I suffer from bulimia and can’t get rid of this disease. Can you tell me if fluoxetine helped someone? I was told I won’t notice results for a month, is this true? Please let me know about your experience. Thank you

  2. Hello, I have been taking this medication for almost a month now and honestly, it has been working for me since day one! I don’t know if your case is similar to mine, but since childhood I was always obsessed with food (especially sweets) and I take out every emotional stimulus on food. I take 1 20mg capsule a day and I feel very good, I have calmed my anxiety and compulsive desire to eat, so I have already lost weight

  3. I owe my life to fluoxetine Yes, it is true that I am still very afraid of gaining weight and that I take anti-fat and anti-carb pills, but it is also true that for 5 years I have had no vomiting or overeating, all thanks to fluoxetine, thanks to this drug today I can lead a life without compulsive nervous hunger, without vomiting and overeating, of course I have cravings, but now I can control eating only a piece of cake and not the whole cake. Indeed, it takes 20 to 30 days to feel its effects, in the beginning I took one 20 mg capsule every 12 hours, and after 2 months I reduced the dose, and so I adjusted, I had very sad periods in my life when family members died, then if I feel more anxious than usual I can go back to taking 2 capsules a day as before, and when I feel better I go back to one a day. I hope I have helped you, I have done a lot of research about this drug, I know more about it than anything else, if you have questions you can ask me

  4. For Alisia19 and Jonny. Look, I know this medication very well, as I said in a previous post, and you know if, if it has anything to do with regulating hunger, because fluoxetine directly causes serotonin levels in the body to increase significantly, because that is its function, serotonin is a substance that is produced by our body and is directly responsible for regulating, among other things, hunger, That is why it is prescribed for bulimics, because it controls appetite, temper, anxiety and sleep. When we are depressed, anxious and cannot sleep well, this is because the serotonin level in our body is very low, this is because of high consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars, such as anything we snack on, the sugar found in soft drinks, chocolate, in short, in flour, when you eat something like this, sugar destroys serotonin, when you eat a lot of chocolate, you feel good, but very quickly you feel the need to eat more and more, because chocolate lowers serotonin levels to a maximum, then because serotonin is gone, you feel hungry, So when you take fluoxetine, serotonin levels are very good and you do not feel the urge to overeat, so you do not destroy serotonin, and this is also a chain, but useful. I KNOW THIS AFTER A BIG STUDY DONE BY MY BROTHER, A PSYCHOLOGIST, AND MYSELF. I hope this helps you.

  5. Hello I have anorexia and bulimia, so I’ve been taking fluoxetine for 3 months.. At first it was one capsule a day and I almost died xD I never had such a headache and I couldn’t get up because of the dizziness.. I was like this for a few days until my body got used to it.. Now they have increased the dosage and I take 2 pills a day.. to help me deal with my anxiety, and also to help me relax

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