Have YOU gained weight on it?
I just lost 100 pounds that I have desperately tried to get rid of for 25 years
thanks to Topamax.
I mean it when I say this. I'd rather be dead than put that weight back on.but....
I'm going through my first depression since my bipolar diagnosis almost a year ago. My lows aren't 'gee I'm feelin a little down today'. I'm completely and utterly suicidal. Without question. I am without hope.
Now I'm beginning to wonder. Do I need to switch from Topamax (God forbid) to Lithium?
I'm so so terrified to gain that 100 pounds back.
I know, if I do, I'll kill myself. And no I'm not joking.
Everything I've read about Lithium is positive with respect to BiPolar but everyone I've read about gains a LOT of weight on it.
Could I have some real life experiences, instead of what I'm reading in self-help books? Or do I look at ECT? or ECT worth it, given this is just my first 'depression' episode in a year of mania?
Thanks so much
"of all the things I've loved and lost,
I miss my mind the most"