Posted 1/26/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -6)
Hi I am new to Healingwell. I was diagnosed with Major Depression about 6-7 years ago. Ive been to several different doctors and been on ALOT of different meds. Ive been on Paxil,wellbutrin,effexor,celexa,and i may have tried seroquel. Also risperdol, and trilafon for a while. Presently i am on Prozac and Abilify. The thing is that the Prozac and Abilify are causing major weight gain. And I sometimes feel very tired. I also hav what is thought by my physician to be tardive dyskinesia.
so the last time i went to my physch. he said next time (feb.12) i see him he is considering prescribing Geodon. Well, i have read alot on it , here and various other sites and i do not like what i have found. Sudden Death Warning! Still Weight Gain, and the TD. Why would he want to change me to this evil med? I dont know what to do or how to decide whether to go on it. THe abilify and prozac are keeping me out of the hospital , along with doctor and myself . But i dont think i can handle anymore weight gain. I certainly do not want td permanently.
Can anyone help me ?
What do i do ?
I need to lose weight . My weight is so high now im considered obese and at risk for diabetes and hbp. etc. i cant take this anymore.
I think i should see my doc sooner and make a decision sooner because i feel so stressed out in anticipation of february 12th appointment.
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREAT!