Bipolar treatment that does not cause weight gain

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   Posted 3/22/2006 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all does anyone know if there is any treatment for bp thats side affect does not cause weight gain?

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   Posted 3/22/2006 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi nici,  Wow that is a tough question.  Most of the medications for bipolar and like illnesses do cause weight gain, which is depressing.  However, I have heard really good things on Abilify (ck sp?) their are quite a few clients I have had on this medication that actually say that they have lost weight.  Maybe someone else will also have some insight into this....


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   Posted 3/22/2006 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I generally lose weight on abilify as well. It's been very good for me in alot of ways. the weight loss was just an added bonus.
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   Posted 3/22/2006 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
hi thanks for the response,i have a eating disorder as well as bp so on bad moments with ed i wont take my med for bp,wich is causing pleased with the replys i can have a word with my pd next visit.thanks sooooooooo much.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
No, I don't know any treatment that doesn't cause weight gain.  BUT if you find one, let me know!  I am very obese for my side and can't diet to lose it due to an irritable bowel syndrome.  And exercise takes too much out of me!  Chesswoman
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