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Hi

I'm new to this !
I've been diagnosed with psychotic depression over the last two years , I was wondering how people control there weight ! On the medication.
My medication is Amisulpride ,I was on 100mg , but have asked to be put on a lower dose of 50mg because of the drastic increase in weight , since beening on the medication.
Also the tiredness and lethargy , is a problem , I used to run quite a bit and do aerobics, but now can't be bothered !! Will this last !
 
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Hi

I'm new to this !
I've been diagnosed with psychotic depression over the last two years , I was wondering how people control there weight ! On the medication.
My medication is Amisulpride ,I was on 100mg , but have asked to be put on a lower dose of 50mg because of the drastic increase in weight , since beening on the medication.
Also the tiredness and lethargy , is a problem , I used to run quite a bit and do aerobics, but now can't be bothered !! Will this last !
Hi Watkins and :welcome:

I was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia one year ago and was prescribed antipsychotics and antidepressants.

The antipsychotics are renowned for weight gain. I put on 21 lbs in 4 months, however my weight stabilised when the dose was reduced and I'm slowly losing the weight I gained at a rate of about 1lb a week. I'm doing that through a combination of watching what I eat and by increasing my activity levels.

My antipsychotic drug made me very lethargic and tired also. I didn't do much at all for the first few months but I returned to work in January and have been going to the gym regularly too. It is really tough keeping motivated on these drugs but it can be done, and when your dose is decreased hopefully you'll find your energy levels naturally rise gradually.

I hope this helps and that you're feeling much brighter soon.

Best wishes
 
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I have put on over 6 stone in ten years on meds... but i do eat a lot haloperidol gives me the munches really bad.
 
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I put on seven stone over 10 years,first on flupenthixol 28 years ago,then Olanzapine and last 16 years on Amisulpride....I am 21 stone,I can get to 22 lose 2 stone but I can never get below 20 stone cos of these damn meds...I do eat the wrong foods but i am sure the meds affect appetite.
 
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:welcome:
Hello Watkins
Come in and join the struggling throng...:)
I'm stuck also on the meds/weight treadmill.
 
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:welcome: Watkins78.

I also face similar issues. It is a tough nut to crack!
 
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It is isn't it ! And my c.p.n is not bothered about it ! I've never had a weight problem before , until I went on to these meds and now I can't lose the weight , it's more depressing than the actually illness. If I'm beening honest !!
 
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It is something they don't seem to tell you about, it does really get me down at times also.

Come in and pull up a chair and join us:)
 
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I was on Risperadoll and gained 14lbs in 2 months, I told my doc nope I won't off that med.
 
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ive had this illness since a teenager ime now 49 been on so many meds and run last 35 yrs with out meds and managing i never gained weight always lost it when on meds but we all are different and meds will have different affects on us so this is 1 you need to work with the doc and find a balance hope u ok and well all the best mark
 
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I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I keep feeling like people can hear what I'm thinking. Also I feel like things change or I'm being moved to different places but they look the same. It's often scary but I seem to keep from freaking out. I'm afraid to tell my friends and family. The dr just works with me on the meds. I can do well for awhile but the delusions and hallucinations keep coming back.
 

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