Talk to the doctor to learn more about Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.). Only a doctor or other trained health care professional can diagnose B.E.D. and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Starting a discussion about any medical condition can be a very sensitive subject. Vyvanse is not right for all adults with moderate to severe B.E.D., so be open and direct with your doctor. Share how long you have experienced episodes of binge eating, in addition to other details about your binges.
Remember, Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.
binge eating disorder (B.E.D.) is a real medical condition
Making the decision to talk to your doctor about your binge eating is a courageous and very important first step in managing Binge Eating Disorder. Though you may feel uncomfortable discussing the subject of your eating binges, it’s important to remember that you are not the first and you are not alone. Other adults have already had this same conversation with their doctors.
When talking with your doctor about your binge eating episodes, it is important to describe your experiences. It may help to use language your doctor is already familiar with. Refer to the B.E.D. Symptom Checklist and tell your doctor if you’ve experienced any of these symptoms.
Be sure to give your doctor the most complete and most accurate information you can so that he or she can do what is best for you.
Here are some ideas to help you start the conversation with your doctor, and ways to be prepared for the questions he or she may ask you in return.
Your doctor may ask questions about your eating habits and tendencies. By keeping a journal, you can readily keep track of your eating and how you felt before, during, and after any binge eating episodes.
With the understanding that B.E.D. can be a very sensitive subject, try not to beat around the bush. Be open and honest with your doctor about your concerns related to your eating habits, and ask him or her to be equally open and honest with you as well.
If you are concerned enough about B.E.D. to talk with your doctor, then you may have a lot of questions. Write them down in advance. When a question comes to mind, add it to your list. When it comes to your health, it is important to address your concerns with your doctor.
And, remember, your doctor may not have all the answers since Binge Eating Disorder is newly recognized as a distinct medical condition. 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.
The only way to know if you suffer from moderate to severe B.E.D., or if once-daily Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) might be right for you, is to talk to your doctor. Here are a few things to help you get ready. Remember, only your doctor or other trained health care professional can diagnose B.E.D.
If you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe B.E.D., below are some questions you might want to ask your doctor about Vyvanse. As a reminder, Vyvanse is not for weight loss. It is not known if Vyvanse is safe and effective for the treatment of obesity.
Vyvanse is a stimulant medicine. Tell the doctor if you or your child have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
Do not take Vyvanse if you or your child are:
The most common side effects of Vyvanse in ADHD include:
The most common side effects of Vyvanse in adults with moderate to severe B.E.D. include:
For additional safety information, click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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