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Gaining Weight

Sophie

Sophie

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I wasn't sure where to post this, but I think that this is the right place. When I was diagnosed with depression, and dissociation disorder, I was on very high dosage medication. I could not stop eating, I was hungry all the time. I put on 15kg. As I started to feel better, I was gradually weaned off the the meds. At the time I was taking 13 different pills a day. I am now down to just 3. Awhile ago I had a blood test for cholesterol, it was sky high, I was pretty much a walking time bomb. I was put on meds for this. With the massive cut down of my meds, I am now eating sensibly and don't feel the need to eat sweet things. My weight was starting to get me down, and I even asked my doctor for slimming pills, he refused. I have started doing a lot of work on our land, getting the weeds up, digging, and planting veg. My weight has started to come off, I feel to have more energy. Today I went to get the results of my cholesterol test, great news, it has come right down. I am still on cholesterol pills, but a lower dosage. Just thought I would share this with you.
 
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LionAngel29

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I was put on Stelazine and Procyclodine and it not only gave me a bad reaction why I had to take Procyclodine, but I stopped having periods and my body thought it was pregnant and so I was craving sugar. The Procyclodine tasted like sherbet. They put me on Olanzapine, I stopped having periods again and craved sugar, the Olanzapine tasted like bubble gum. I gained 3 stones in 2-3 months. When I went on Apiprizole and Mirtazepine I lost 2 stones in 2-3 weeks. I went on Seroquel and they said I won't put on weight unless I take it for a year, Seroquel XL the same which I'm also taking. Otherwise, I have had different weight problems as I was growing up. I was a chubby finicky baby and had Chronic Tonsilitis till age 13 when I had them out, all I ate was sweets because I couldn't eat my meals, sweets were to quench the hunger and to try to put on weight, I got skinny, when I was 12 I started to gain weight due to diatry changes, at 14 I put on a lot of weight, eating the same but also the anti-depressants they gave me. At 17 I put on weight again, lost weight at 18 and put loads more on at 19. Lost weight at 20 due to food allergy. I couldn't have milk for a while then, till I tried everything to replace it or different ways of having it (dried, warmed up, a small amount, etc.) I have had compulsive eating and mild Anorexia.
 
Sophie

Sophie

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Another time when I was clinically depressed, my appetite went, which is nothing unusual with depression. It got to the point, where I could not eat anything other than semolina. Any normal food, seemed to stick in my throat, and make me gag. I lost just over half a stone, which brought my weight down to under 7 stone. I was working full time, and each day I would buy a sandwich at work, for breakfast. I would pull off the tiniest of pieces, most of it got wasted. I used to get a dinner at lunch time, most of this got wasted. Gradually I found that I was eating a little more, until 1 day I finished all my lunch off. This time round with the depression, I lost a load of weight through not eating. But like I said it was all down to the meds that put, my weight on. This is the most that I have weighed, even when I was pregnant, I didn't put a lot on.
 
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