How can I handle the problem that I eat too much in the days before menstruation? How can I prevent compulsive eating in the days before menstruation?
Many women have considerable difficulty with their eating just before
menstruation. At this particular time they eat compulsively more than
usual. A treatment which has helped some women with this problem is to eat
one tablet of Prozac (Fontex, Seroscand, Fluoxetine) a day, for one week,
directly before. This usually causes the desire to disappear and eating
becomes manageable (note: you must first contact your doctor as Prozac
requires a prescription).
Prozac is mostly used to combat depression etc., but then the tablets must
be taken continuously. Taking them for just one week before menstruation
is only effective for patients who are not depressed. The
hunger-suppressing effect disappears if you eat them every day, but to
treat depression, you need to eat them every day. This treatment can be
repeated for every menstruation, since the break between the periods of
use will make this drug effective again. There are also more expensive
drugs with an even stronger effect of the same kind, such as Reductil.
More about drugs.