Great answers. I agree Bear, when people feel better they start to eat except me, I eat when I am happy and I eat when I am sad..........not fair. I am glad I do not have to deal with the bipolar meds.
Some of the bippolar meds are notorious for huge weight gains, we are talking 45-60 lbs. Depakote is an example.
Weight gain is very common at medium or high doses, but not common at 1000mg or less. Fortunately, it does not “sneak up” on you. You will notice a huge increase in appetite first. You want to eat frequently, eat a lot, and even feel hungry just after eating.
I will live with the Antidepression meds if it helps me.