Hi, I am new to posting on the depression boards. I have been to therapy before (for a year during my senior year of hs). I am now going into my sophmore year of college. I initially went because of bulimia, and was diagnosed with that, but I'm not sure if I was ever diagnosed with depression. My therapists that I saw had mentioned taking an antidepressant, but the matter wasn't really pursued. I am aware that certain eating behaviors bring on strong bouts of depression, but I have gone through times of eating/exercising in a healthy manner (2 months probably the longest with no real major ed symptoms). But I am always aware that something is just not right even during those times. It's often the depression that I feel when the rest of my behaviors are healthy that triggers relapses into my disordered eating. I'm wondering who I should go to in order to talk more about medication. I just started seeing someone who is a registered dietician with counseling background, but I don't think that's who would need to prescribe me meds.
Any advice? What should I do?
is there any type of place that i can send away for samples of meds?
You would need to see a doc for a prescription for any type of drugs. What your doc could do is give you samples. If your doc doesn't have samples what they could do is if you have insurance sometimes my doc will give me a certificate that covers the cost of the co pay.
If you have a good GP doc you are comfortable with you may want to start there. If not, then go to a psychiatrist and make sure to advise of the ed and the rest of the story and go from there.