Ask a Psychiatrist and Get Answers to Mental Health Questions ASAP
If you are feeling uncomfortable with taking Celexa, then don't do it. It is mainly prescribed for depression. It is an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) which helps increase the amount of serotonin in your brain so you feel better. It is sometimes prescribed to help panic disorder, though it's main purpose is to alleviate depression.
Anytime you are prescribed medication you feel uncomfortable taking, you should contact your doctor and let them know you will not be using it. Your doctor needs to work with you to help you find medication you are comfortable with. If the doctor will not work with you, you may need to find a new one that will. Doctors that do not listen to your needs are more likely to prescribe medication that is wrong for you.
If you were not evaluated by a psychiatrist or therapist for depression, you may want to take that step first. While doctors are helpful with prescribing medication when you are having trouble functioning on a day to day basis, a mental health professional needs to evaluate you and provide a diagnosis to determine your long term treatment needs. A psychiatrist should then take over your medication, if it is determined you need it.
It is a challenge, I know. You may want to ask your friends and family for suggestions for a good doctor. It may take a few tries, but there are good doctors out there. And the effort you make will be better than trying to deal with someone who won't work with you and possibly make you worse because they will not listen.
I can understand your struggle finding a doctor. Most people go through the same thing when searching for the right balance of bedside manner and skill in a doctor. You can only do what you are happy with. If you feel your current doctor is very skilled and you have limited resources, you may have to cope with him until your choices open up and you can find someone else. From your description, it sounds like the doctor has somewhat of a controlling personality. Once you know this, you can try to work with it or around it. Also, insurances add and lose doctors so you may be able to check back with them every few months to see if they have added anyone you may want to try.
Diet doctors are ok, but if your issue with eating is about your emotions, then a therapist is a better choice for treatment. Getting to the root of why you feel as you do is not going to be fixed by a diet, like you said.
You may want to start by writing down how you feel when you eat. Keep a diary of when you eat, what you eat and what you feel. Identifying your emotions at the time you graze or overeat can pinpoint the emotions underneath and help you begin to address them. Starting any type of diet or trying to cut back now may not be a good idea yet until you can find out what is going on emotionally first.
You're welcome! I'm glad it helped. Overeating, if it's not caused by a physical problem, is almost always emotional. Writing your emotions down when you eat something (even if it's just a small taste of something) can help pinpoint which emotions are triggering your eating. It is a good place to start.
Let me know how it goes,