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Deleted User August 6th, 2017 12:00 AM

Diet Pills.
 
Well, this is my first time trying them. It's a diet pill/multi-vitamin all-in-one and I'm not going to lie, I'm panicking a little big because I don't want any of it to interact with my meds, especially my lithium but I can't get in touch with my psychiatrist, nor do I want to tell him I'm taking diet pills at all.

It just seemed like... a good idea. Right now I'm so poor I can't afford food. Of course, that sort of starving doesn't give me the same sense of accomplishment as restricting does because I'm not the one in control. But if I gently prod the process along further, I guess that can make up for it somehow.

I thought I'd recovered but not being able to eat just makes me think of all those days I spent hungry and how I enjoyed it then and that I should take advantage of this. And it would make me feel better to see all the weight all of these stupid medications have made me gain just go away.

I've gained almost 70lbs since I started "recovering." First it was a decent 15... then 20... then somehow another 45 just crept up on me and it made me sick. All my old clothes are too small. I'd rather my new ones be baggy than too small as well.

I don't know why I'm posting. I know people are going to say "just eat healthy and exercise" but when you literally can't afford to eat, how do you eat healthy? The most I can afford are $2 bags of chips which immediately make me feel guilty for eating anyway.

This sucks.

Just JT August 6th, 2017 12:13 AM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Your on lithium?
I'd talk to your dr before you do anything personally
I hope it works out ok
Let us know ok?

devotionnel August 6th, 2017 01:42 AM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
I agree with JT here too, if you're taking any kind of medication it usually says on the diet pills info that you should consult your doctor before taking them because it could conflict with anything, even minor pain killers you never know. It's always best to check because they could produce bad side effects or even be ineffective.

Deleted User August 6th, 2017 07:13 PM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just JT (Post 3557536)
Your on lithium?
I'd talk to your dr before you do anything personally
I hope it works out ok
Let us know ok?

Quote:

Originally Posted by devotionnel (Post 3557548)
I agree with JT here too, if you're taking any kind of medication it usually says on the diet pills info that you should consult your doctor before taking them because it could conflict with anything, even minor pain killers you never know. It's always best to check because they could produce bad side effects or even be ineffective.

I can't tell a doctor. That would open up a whole new can of worms I don't want to deal with right now. Besides, that involves even being able to see a doctor.

I thought I said this already in my original post.

Just JT August 6th, 2017 07:16 PM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Magenta (Post 3557779)
I can't tell a doctor. That would open up a whole new can of worms I don't want to deal with right now. Besides, that involves even being able to see a doctor.

I thought I said this already in my original post.

Sorry I missed that
Don't you see a dr for the lithium?
May not be a primary MD but you could still ask

Deleted User August 6th, 2017 07:18 PM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just JT (Post 3557782)
Sorry I missed that
Don't you see a dr for the lithium?
May not be a primary MD but you could still ask

I see one occasionally. He prescribes it and sends me on my way. No one answers the phones at his office but there's no one else in this city to see so I just have to keep calling until someone competent gets me in for an appointment. He's not a primary MD either.

Just JT August 6th, 2017 07:20 PM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Magenta (Post 3557784)
I see one occasionally. He prescribes it and sends me on my way. No one answers the phones at his office but there's no one else in this city to see so I just have to keep calling until someone competent gets me in for an appointment. He's not a primary MD either.

Google it?

Deleted User August 7th, 2017 03:21 AM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just JT (Post 3557785)
Google it?

Man, if the mental health system was THAT easy to navigate, we'd all be healed.

BlackParadePixie August 10th, 2017 01:10 AM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
how are you getting the pills if you can't even afford to eat?

Deleted User August 11th, 2017 07:06 PM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackParadePixie (Post 3559178)
how are you getting the pills if you can't even afford to eat?

Ever heard of a trade off? If I can't eat anyway, at least I can just suppress my appetite and lose weight doing it. Welcome to adulthood, it's great.

BlackParadePixie August 11th, 2017 07:24 PM

Re: Diet Pills.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Magenta (Post 3559882)
Ever heard of a trade off? If I can't eat anyway, at least I can just suppress my appetite and lose weight doing it. Welcome to adulthood, it's great.

wow, no need to be snooty. it was just a question.


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