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headcase3
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   Posted 11/17/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have issues with weight? I have lost 30+ pounds in the last three years (the first 12 pounds was extra baby weight---love that Topamax), to the point where I am actually too small (back to junior high size). I know I need to gain weight, but over the summer got used to being only 104 pounds and now any type of gain seems bad, bad, bad. I have put on a few pounds, and feel like a cow, but I'm not officially anorexic; I eat because i know i need to. I have stopped getting on the scale, but I am still constantly thinking about how big i am.

Is this familiar to anyone else with OCD?


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stkitt
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   Posted 11/18/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there, are you still on the Topamax? This is a drug that will cause weight loss so you may want to discuss this with your physician.

I wish you peace,

Kitt

headcase3
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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been off of the Topamax for a couple of years, and a year ago My psychiatrist took me off of Wellbutrin because of the weight loss. She put me on an anti-depressant that causes weight gain, but I panicked when I gained 15 pounds in three weeks and went off of it. Didn't want to be having that type of appetite at Thanksgiving. I also know that gaining a lot of weight would make me more depressed.

PaigeDP
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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have OCD and I have weight issues, but they aren't the same as yours! But I do obsess over the fact that I think I'm fat. Only about a month ago I weighed 125(I'm only 5'1"). I had a good body, but that was still thick compared
to what I'm used to.(about 110). Anyways I just found out a couple of days ago I'm 150?!?! Honestly, I didn't even notice all that weight I had put on. In fact, I've been telling people I weighed 125, because I simply didn't think that has happened! Anyways the two days I was on Zoloft I lost 4 pounds. Then I got taken off, and now I'm eating like crazy. I can't seem to make myself diet and I feel like I'm always hungry. Idk if it has anything to do with my OCD, though. Honestly I think it's more like comfort food to cope with my anxiety. I'm not really sure. I do know if I don't shed some weight my anxiety won't get any better though. I wish you luck with weight gain.

Much love and God bless

stkitt
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   Posted 11/18/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
OCD is a whole topic of it's own and obsessing about weight or anything else is best dealt with by using CBT therapy.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

Here is a link that you may like:

The MoodGym Training Program
http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/

I wish you well,

Kitt

headcase3
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   Posted 11/20/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, everyone!!!

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