When I was diagnosed with Bipolar I was put on to a cocktail of drugs, one of which was Zyprexa. Within three months I had picked up almost 20kg!! I had a very bad depressive episode at around this time, and the weight gain did not help.
I was taken off Zyprexa and put on to Seroquel. I have not gained anymore weight but neither have I lost any. Even with the strictest low fat etc diet weight is still a terrible struggle for me with very little success
Has anyone else had this monster weight gain, and have they had any success at all in getting rid of it.
I have been on several wieght gain drugs..My family dr. put me on this wonderful diet pill called phentermine and a strick low carb and low cal diet..I have lost 30# so far..I`m still on two wieght gaining drugs but this pill and diet has kept it from affecting me..I also walk and work out every day..I am very much over wieght and I feel the pain of depression and wieght gain..Being Bipolar and the worry of wieght gain is not easy to battle..
I am not on any drugs, but I still put on weight. I think it is odd, because I do work out and allmost don't eat. At the most I worked out 3 times a week, but could not see any difference. Perhaps it is stressrelated?