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Parker, diagnosed with moderate B.E.D., and treated with Vyvanse

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Explore information, support, and ways to connect to a healthcare
professional to talk about binge eating.

Ready to talk about binge eating?

Maybe you just found out that Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.) is a real medical condition. At this point, you might be wondering if you should talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider.

You might also be feeling a little nervous about having that conversation. And that is totally understandable. If you’re like a lot of people who struggle with B.E.D. symptoms, there’s a good chance you don’t discuss your binge eating episodes with anyone. You might worry about feeling judged or dismissed. Getting prepared for your appointment can help.

Find ways to start the conversation with your doctor.

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Discussing B.E.D. with your doctor

Here are some tips on how to bring up the eating behaviors that are concerning you, and ways to be prepared for questions your doctor may have for you.

  • Bring your Doctor Discussion Guide
    Use our Doctor Discussion Guide and download your results for your next doctor appointment. The Doctor Discussion Guide isn't a diagnostic tool, but it can help you and your doctor understand the symptoms you’re experiencing.
  • Keep an eating journal
    Your doctor may ask questions about your eating habits and tendencies. Journaling can help you keep track of what you eat, help identify patterns over time, and provide a reminder of how you felt before, during, and after any binge eating episodes.
  • Be open with your doctor
    Opening up about the very thing you’ve tried to keep hidden might be easier said than done. But, remember, your doctor is on your side, and your conversation is confidential. Be honest about any concerns you have related to your eating, ask questions, and find out what your options are.
  • Be ready to ask questions
    If you are concerned about B.E.D. or you’ve been diagnosed and you’re interested in learning about treatment with Vyvanse, you probably have a lot of questions. Write them down before your appointment and bring them with you. Take notes during your conversation. It may take time for your doctor to complete your evaluation and determine if B.E.D. is the cause for your binge eating episodes.

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See resources, research, and support networks for adults with B.E.D.

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Support and Resources for B.E.D.

Explore the organizations below to connect with B.E.D. support groups, educational materials, community news, and more.

Sharon, diagnosed with moderate B.E.D. and treated with Vyvanse

Tips on being supportive of someone
with B.E.D.

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Supporting loved ones with B.E.D.

B.E.D. in adults can be accompanied by fear or shame, and it may be hard for people to admit that it might be time to consider talking to a healthcare professional. Here are some tips so friends and family can help support their loved ones who may have B.E.D.:

  • Be there to listen and provide support. Let your loved one know that you're there for them and that you're always willing to listen if they want to share.
  • Encourage your loved one to talk to a doctor. Remember that B.E.D. in adults is a real medical condition, and that it can only be diagnosed and managed by a doctor or healthcare provider. So, as much as you want to help, you may not be the right person to provide guidance. Gently encourage your loved one to talk with his or her doctor. If your loved one is ready to talk about their binge eating, you could show support by offering to go to an appointment with them.
  • Remind them that there's no shame in seeking help. Struggling with binge eating can be frightening and challenging, but your loved one is not alone. Remind them that you're there to support them.

Clare, diagnosed with moderate B.E.D. and treated with Vyvanse

Support for our adult patients with moderate to severe B.E.D. or with ADHD during COVID-19

Takeda recognizes the concern related to COVID-19, and we are here to support our patients during this time.

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Takeda recognizes the concern related to COVID-19, and we are here to support our patients during this time.

Patient safety is Takeda's highest priority. As a company, we are committed to taking steps to keep the communities we serve updated with any new information that could help inform health decisions related to our medicines.

If you are currently taking Vyvanse, we strongly encourage you to stay in contact with your healthcare provider and to make use of any virtual or remote services that may be offered. You may also call our Medical Information Line at 1-800-828-2088 for questions regarding your medication.

For adults with moderate to severe Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.): For information on savings and paying for your medication, please click here.

For adults with ADHD: For information on savings and paying for your medication, please click here.

For the parents of children (6+) with ADHD: For information on savings and paying for your child's medication, please click here.

For more information about Takeda, COVID-19, and other updates, visit www.takeda.com.

The following resources may provide further helpful information during this time:

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