Ok... So years of yo-yo dieting, dietician, Orlistat, food therapy, counselling, cbt.... I'm still stuck at this place where it feels like no matter what I do, I just can't lose weight. I have depression, anxiety, ocd and panic disorder (all diagnosed) and went back to gp last week. Begging for him to help me.... to be told 'all the time you are on the combination of tablets you are on, you will struggle to lose weight. It doesn't matter what you eat or how much you ex excuse, these tablets affect the brains capacity to stop hunger'. I came home and cried. I feel a failure! Failure for having MH issues, failure as a parent for letting my kids have the FAT MUM, failure as a daughter, wife... All round FAILURE!!! I have been referred back to psych team to see if I can try a different combo of tablets but am really struggling to understand it all. My OCD is not your cleaning/tidying thing (although I do get this) but more health anxiety. I become obsessed by sugar and salt levels, 5/7/9 a day, drinking water and use food as a distraction. Other than always having an apple to hand.... Any suggestions? 😢
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