Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

What these drugs can’t fix is what underlies the “obesity epidemic” — a culture that continues to hate fat people, a health-care system that incentivizes our weight loss over our actual well-being, and a food system that denies us access to whole, healthy foods - Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)
Mounjaro (Tirzepatide)

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Mounjaro and Me

So now I’ve been on Mounjaro for several months, and each time I want to refill my prescription, I have to go to visit the doctor to talk through how I’m feeling, how the side effects — constipation, nausea, some insomnia — are going and how my relationship to food and my body are changing. (Because my doctor is a holistic practitioner, and because I made it very clear I don’t want to be on this for longer than I need to be, this is slightly above and beyond as I understand it.) It’s been an adjustment. Behavior change is not impossible; it’s just really, really hard, and a drug like this is meant to be one tool of many, which for me includes therapy, movement, and mindfulness.

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 Mounjaro and Me

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