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Carbamazepine & weight gain???

Lynnie B

Lynnie B

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Hi there my fellow Bi Polar People..

Has anyone here taken carbamazepine as a mood stabaliser and put on weight??? Ive been takin them now for about 2 months and deffo put on weight. I regulary work out and my diet hasnt changed so it must be these pills..


Anyone know of this???



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Ainsworth

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hey lynnie

ive taken it and didnt gain weight, with valproate i did though.
 
Lynnie B

Lynnie B

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Hmmm... the reason i picked carbamazepine and not lithium and all the rest was because of the weight thing but it seems to be happening anyway unless im imaginin it :unsure:

Thanks for reply xx
 
DiagnosisBipolar2

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Are you still on the Quietiapine as well?
 
guggy

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I've been taking Depakote and Olanzapine combined and put on 10% of body mass out of the blue, I try to be careful about what I eat and still have a hard time to lose weight while on these drugs.
 
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