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has anyone put on weight with risperidone? ive put on 3 stone since starting it, im becoming really senstive about it and my self esteem is becoming effected.
 
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Yes I have a bit (but it also could be the other meds as well..)
I think it increases your appitite so you have to watch what you eat.
 
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Yes I have a bit (but it also could be the other meds as well..)
I think it increases your appetite so you have to watch what you eat.
I read somewhere else that the atypicals cause a carbohydrate craving in people, so that is why most people put on weight.
 
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hi M
yeah i was previously on rispiridone and put on a some weight however not much maby half a stone over a 1 or 2 months (but i guess i tend to be really careful about what i eat), i would say that it seems to increase appitite so handy fruits (like bananas or apples) is what i useually keep around the house incase i get a hunger pang that isnt near a meal time
but yeah so hope that helped
(sorry for the appaulling spelling :redface:)
 
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Good advice.

i would say that it seems to increase appitite so handy fruits (like bananas or apples) is what i useually keep around the house incase i get a hunger pang that isnt near a meal time
but yeah so hope that helped
That's good advice. I am on Olanzapine, so it causes me to become hungry, and I recently had to fast for twenty-five hours for a religious festival, but fruit is better than such luxuries as chocolate, as they fill me up more. I will certainly put that advice into practice, even though it was not directed at me.
 
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Excellent idea. Also some daily exercise should help, althoug I knoe it makes yo feel tired, but then if you are asleep yo don't want to eat!(y)
 
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