now that my bipolar is getting 'better' my eating disorder is coming back

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   Posted 8/11/2010 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe my bipolar isn't getting better. maybe its getting worse again. i can't eat anymore. seroquel made me so fat. i'm 135lbs and i used to be 118. i feel like an absolute cow. i have no appetite and i can't bring myself to eat because i'm thinking about every calorie. i'm exercising like crazy with no results. ive been eating a balanced healthy diet all summer and i still gain weight. i feel awful. sad
"crazy" french girl with bipolar II

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   Posted 8/11/2010 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you are talking about.  Let me tell ya.  My doctor had taken of off 3000 mg of depakote it was hurting my stomach.  Now I think i need to be back on depokote but everytime she ups my dose it give my vertigo.  Now I am on 500mg a day.  The last two week I have been so hungrey.  I know am not suppose to eat much because i am a diabetic.  I have be just eating and eating at night.  I gained 7 pounds in one week.  I thought to myself it has to be the depokote.  I think some weight gain comes with some of these meds.  I can't give you the answer, but just know alot of people go though the same thing. yeah

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   Posted 8/12/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I gained tons of weight on Abilify. I just couldn't stand it..I've been off of it for a month...switched to Lamictal and I'm dieting like crazy...nothing but lean meat and veggies for 3 weeks. The weight is starting to come off and I don't feel hungry all the time plus I'm stable so it's finally all good. I had gained 30 lbs. and was miserable so I know how you feel.

I told my Dr. on the upfront that any med that made me fat wasn't going to work for me bc I would eventually get sick and tired of being fat and have to switch to something else anyway.

I've nevev been on Seroquel but my friend was and she gained a lot of weight. I guess you have to weigh it all out. Is there another med that would work as well for you as Seroquel that isn't so 'fattening?' I know how awful extra weight makes me's depressing in itself.

Maybe ask your pdoc. Hang in there French girl!!!
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