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Weight Gain During Mania

JessisMe

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I often gain up to fifty pounds during mania without even realizing it and it takes forever to get it off. Does anyone else experience weight gain during manias like this?
 
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Im going through mixed episodes which I swear get more frequent and stronger the older i get. But yeah weight gain can be from medication, overeating ( I'm guilty), it's winter so I've done nothing. My clothing doesn't fit and Im afraid to get on the scale.
 
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I often gain up to fifty pounds during mania without even realizing it and it takes forever to get it off. Does anyone else experience weight gain during manias like this?
exactly the opposite I can go without eating for days even weeks and still no feel hungry.... but everyhting changes with compulsory anti-psychotic injections...
 
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exactly the opposite I can go without eating for days even weeks and still no feel hungry.... but everyhting changes with compulsory anti-psychotic injections...

My appetite has increased dramatically on anti-psychotics too...
 
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Im going through mixed episodes which I swear get more frequent and stronger the older i get. But yeah weight gain can be from medication, overeating ( I'm guilty), it's winter so I've done nothing. My clothing doesn't fit and Im afraid to get on the scale.
I just had to buy new clothing the next size up so I hear you. So expensive! ☹
 
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I gain more weight when I'm depressed, I don't do anything and sleep most of the time. I also eat more. Lately can't afford healthy food so I gained like 20lbs since November. 😭😱 All my to be seen in public pants are tight and now I live in sweatpants.
 
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I gain more weight when I'm depressed, I don't do anything and sleep most of the time. I also eat more. Lately can't afford healthy food so I gained like 20lbs since November. 😭😱 All my to be seen in public pants are tight and now I live in sweatpants.
That’s where I was at before I bought the new clothes.... 😔😔😔
 
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Hi

I’m not bipolar. I’ve never been manic in my life. But I’m severely depressed. I gained so much weight with Mirtazapine.
 
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Hi

I’m not bipolar. I’ve never been manic in my life. But I’m severely depressed. I gained so much weight with Mirtazapine.
I’ve been gaining lately with Paliperidone.
It’s so discouraging! 😔
 
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I’ve been gaining lately with Paliperidone.
It’s so discouraging! 😔
I’m already depressed and miserable then i’m getting fatty with med😱it depresses me more. You don’t gain weight during a depressed phase?
 
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I’m already depressed and miserable then i’m getting fatty with med😱it depresses me more. You don’t gain weight during a depressed phase?
Usually I’m not aware that I am overeating during my mania. When I am depressed I realize how much weight I have gained and start dieting to take the weight off. It’s a viscious cycle every time...
 
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I was on Lexapro for 15+ years. I never gained weight. My size used to be10 before. Now size 12. Everything has to be “L” now
 
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I gained a huge amount when I was put on conventional meds but at the time I really needed them. Once I went off them and became more active I lost it .
 
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Yes sometimes I notice my appetite is stronger than usual...guess that's mania.
 
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