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Date Joined Aug 2004
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   Posted 8/18/2004 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I've been on  moodstabilisers, antidepressants and antipsychotics for a month and a half only. I look 3months pregrant and have added weight. My appetite is monstrous. Is this that normal when on these medications?

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Date Joined Mar 2004
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 8/20/2004 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, Unfortunately some meds do put weight on you.  If you are uncomfortable with it talk to your dr. and tell him you want to be on meds that do not have the weight gain side effect.  Good luck with which ever you do.



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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 8/23/2004 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I put on weight with the meds I too. My appetite increased on my meds. Carbs are the worse craving for me. It seems to be the antipyschotics that do that.
"It is not easy to live life sometimes and face the world with a smile when you're crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, hold on to that strength that's still there, and know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. But if you can hold on long enough to see this through, you'll come out a new person - stonger, with more understanding and with new pride in yourself from knowing you made it"       Kathy Obara

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