Frustration-Lack of Weight Loss

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 8/8/2005 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I just don't know what to think!!!
I finally got off lithium almost 2 months ago and am now on Lamictal (100 mg), I am also off of Serequel and only taking 10mg of Lexapro.  I'm working on changing my diet, adding more exercise and trying to reduce stress as much as I can.  I have a pretty physical job, I walk around a manufacturing plant at least once a day.  I try to walk my dog or cross-train on my treadmill for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week and I try not to eat at night.
Is it possible that the Lamictal is causing the same side effects as the Lithium?  Am I not working hard enough?  I just really started watching my diet and exercise within this last month, as many of you know I was unemployed for 5 months, living in a very stressful household and I just made a huge move-is it just the stress mixed with the poor diet and lack of activity for so long?
Is there anything I can do to jump start my metabolism?  I am so frustrated!

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 807
   Posted 8/8/2005 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Lmictal is not known for any effect on weight, but Lexapro is.  not a good idea anyway for BP and Lamictal is not an effective stabilizer alone. 

Your excercise regimen is a very good; maybe your diet may also need some tweaking.  how many times a day do you eat?  What are the size of portions?  What typically is the type of food you eat?  I was a personal trainer/nutrition counselor for a couple of years, things really haven't changed, haha.  You can email me if you like and maybe I can help you.  You may not be eating enough, in which case your metabolism will slow to a crawl, no matter how much you work out.  You can emial me at

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 438
   Posted 8/8/2005 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
  1. First take Shannon up on the offer, email her, but you have to jump start that metabolism and remember it's only been a month. It's a lifestyle maintenance.I eat about 6 times a day because I am diabetic, but they are small meals. Sometimes I am like OMG do I got to eat again. But you could do that to, you don't have to be diabetic. Good luck! Shannon gave me some pointers, I slack every once in awhile. Hey I am only human!!!!
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