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I have ocd and also binge eating disorder,do ocd and eating

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I have ocd and also binge eating disorder,do ocd and eating disorders go together
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Are you taking any medications at all?
What is your height and weight?
Do you see a psychiatrist or psychologist for this?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
two hundred milligrams of sertraline
hight is 5,5 weight is 179
i have a doctor at the va but sometimes i feel a little blown off like my problem isn,t
inportant enough
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
The answer to your question of binge eating and OCD - the simple answer is yes especially if you are picky about what you eat. For example, if you do not like onions and peppers with a philly cheese steak - you will pick off the onions and peppers until not a drop and then eat the cheese steak without that stuff.
So, yes OCD and binge eating can go together.
There are other medications for OCD that might help such as clomipramine in addition to your other medication - so you might want to ask your doctor about that at the VA.
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