Fluoxetine - a drug that has a significant effect on the central nervous system. Including it inhibits increased appetite, which may develop on the background of functional disorders of the nervous system - bulimia nervosa.
What is bulimia nervosa
Bulimia nervosa - a neurosis, which is accompanied by uncontrollable bouts of binge eating followed by artificially removing food from the gastrointestinal tract. Such bouts of overeating (the food is great pleasure), accompanied by a strong remorse and self-flagellation, patients cause vomiting, taking laxatives, diuretics, starving, torturing high physical activity and so on. And so on to the next attack.
Over time, the disease can get character neurosis
Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock
obsessive-compulsive disorder with mood swings: the absorption of food is accompanied by euphoria and the subsequent repentance - depression. Gradually, the thought of eating displace all the others. A feature of bulimic neurosis is that patients tend to want to have a weight well below the norm. The disease occurs mostly in young women with low self-esteem, high anxiety
Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
, Hysterical traits need to conform to the ideal.
Bulimia nervosa - a phenomenon of our time, not so long ago about this little known disease. But the high social demands for women in conjunction with neuro-psychiatric loads have done their job: a woman with one hand tend to look perfect, but on the other hand can not withstand the load of problems and "jammed" his troubles, substituting food for what they lack in life.
Often a woman alone can not cope with his condition, but, understanding their problems, she hides them until the last. Treatment of bulimia nervosa may be carried out in different ways, but the best approach complex treatment with drug therapy and various methods of psychotherapy
Methods of therapy - correction of behavior through science
. One of the drugs used for the treatment of bulimia nervosa is fluoxetine.
Fluoxetine for the treatment of bulimia nervosa
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant, which is ideal for the treatment of bulimia nervosa. It suppresses the appetite, relieves the feeling of strong hunger and prevents uncontrolled bout of overeating. This fluoxetine slightly stimulates the central nervous system and increases the overall body tone. As a result, the attention of the patient can be switched to the food problem to another problem, such as a greater manifestation of social activity, attention to the family and so on.
The mechanism of action of fluoxetine is that it inhibits the reverse neuronal capture serotonita in the central nervous system. This allows serotonin to accumulate in places of its transmission neuron to (synapses). Since serotonin is able to improve mood (called the hormone of happiness), reduced or removed completely depressed. Serotonin suppresses hunger by acting directly on the hunger center in the brain.
How to take
Appointed physician fluoxetine without prescription it will not sell at the pharmacy. This is very important since this drug has a lot of contraindications and side effects.
Begin receiving treatment with one capsule of 20 mg per day. Fluoxetine usually in the morning, regardless of the meal. After a few weeks (if necessary) can increase the daily dose, dividing it into two or three doses. The full effect of the action of the drug will be noticeable within two to four weeks of regular admission. The daily dose and duration of treatment is determined by your doctor.
Who should not take fluoxetine
Fluoxetine is contraindicated in increased intraocular pressure, bladder atony, severe kidney disease in violation of their function, prostate cancer, while taking certain tranquilizers (such as MAO inhibitors), seizure (including epilepsy), pregnancy, breast-
Breastfeeding - a personal choice
feeding, in children, in case of hypersensitivity to the drug.
Also contraindications there are a number of diseases and conditions for which fluoxetine should be used with caution.
Fluoxetine has a lot of side effects and it is not possible to use it on their own, without medical supervision. For example, the central nervous system against the background of treatment with fluoxetine may cause increased anxiety, trembling of the limbs or the entire body, drowsiness or insomnia, headache, a variety of mental disorders, as well as the coordination of movements.
From the other organs and systems may be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, reduced sugar and sodium in the blood, sexual dysfunction, muscle-joint pain, fever, allergic reactions.
Fluoxetine - is an antidepressant that is not suitable for all women who want to lose weight.