Hi all! I'm really not feeling sorry for myself because I am overweight. I'm really not. I stopped smoking on January 6th and of course up goes the appetite and habit of putting something in my mouth to replace the cigs. I went on Prozac just before I stopped smoking but due to the fact I was getting severely manic, the doctor lowered the Prozac amount & added Lithium. It was good because with a lower dose and the Lithium addition my weight actually went down a couple of pounds, believe it or not. The Prozac just wasn't helping so it was dropped and to improve my sleep, a small dose of Risperdal was added to the Lithium. So far so good mood wise, but I am like a bottomless pit with eating!!
I think it is the obsessive compulsive aspect that has come through since stopping the Prozac. I have gained around 12 lbs. and I'm afraid the doctor is going to stop one of these meds. I know sometimes you have to outweigh the good that the med is doing for you mentally as opposed to the weight gain. It isn't like I do nothing all day--I do keep active although I don't have a regular job. I keep a routine and don't go back to bed all day. This is probably I healthiest I have been in about 45 years(really!), mentally, but I would like to know if anyone else has suffered or is currently suffering from the weight gain issue like I am. Thanks so much & God bless--Hopeto--