Has anyone experienced weight gain with bipolar medications?
It is more of a "I can't lose it." I have been at the same weight since I started. I watch what I eat and burn anywhere from 3000 to 4500 a day without exercising. I feel like my metabolism just hit rock bottom. I am at 250 (high after I had my son) and it might fluctuate five to ten pounds a day. Ugh.
ryan4250 i have actually been bipolar for ever i am not one who gains weight you have to let the meds get in you system ...good luck to you ...god be with you
My weight gain was minimal. Now with my NEW med I am losing weight actually!!! Yeah!!!
My doctor started me on a higher dose of seraquel but lowered it gradually because he said it does cause weight gain. The mid day dose used to make me want to eat non stop for 2 hours.
A lot of psych meds cause weight gain which can lead to diabetes and other health issues. Sometimes one has to try several. I loved Wellbutrin because I actually lost weight but it did not touch the depression. The one that worked caused a 30 pound weight gain and the doc took me off and recommended a gym.
I have bipolar and was taking seroquel which resulted in me gaining 70 pounds. I have nothing good to say about seroquel... I felt sluggish and passive on it while steadily gaining weight. Currently, I am taking Dekapote and respiritian which work well. Happily, I have lost the awful weight too. Be patient; best of luck.