I have bipolar II and after the typical run of trial and error, found that Seroquel (at night) works well. I'm super sensitive to medication, so I'm on a low dosage (62mg (2.5 25mg tablets), but every time my dosage has gone up even a small increment, I've gained weight. I've been on this for about 7 years and, recently, I spent two years trying to lose some of the weight and managed to lose 15 pounds.
In November, we upped my dosage by half a pill and I gained 10 pounds back in two weeks. It's now leveled off, but I'm understandably frustrated after all that work. Is there any medication for bipolar that doesn't cause weight gain? It seems that every single one that my pdoc and I have looked up causes weight gain, so I'm hoping this community might be able to suggest something we can look into more.
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