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So Ive been diagnosed with bpd, ADHD, anxiety and ptsd. They have me on Rexulti, Lexapro, Concerta and trazadone at night. I've gained 40 pounds in one year! I was thinking to ask my doctor to switch me to abilify and wellbutrin Instead of rexulti and Lexapro... Any thoughts?
 
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Hi,
I've gained loads of weight on abilify, I hope you can find medication that you won't gain weight on.
Good luck
 
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Then I just think I want off all those antipsychotic meds
 
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All anti psychotics will gain you weight, anti depressants aren't great for it either.... maybe get some Ritalin for the adhd to help balance things out
 
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How long have you been on these meds ? If you decide to stop a med, you must be careful to do it very slowly over a period of months, tapering down gradually, or you will have problems.
 
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All anti psychotics will gain you weight, anti depressants aren't great for it either.... maybe get some Ritalin for the adhd to help balance things out
Looked up your drugs and tbh I'd get a review.... 3 ADs is a bit unnecessary you're not on anti psychotic and you'd do well to keep off them, especially if the weight gains bothering you already... I guess you're not uk as you are on Ritalin but under another name.
Best bet is to start paying attention to what you eat and exercise more than you currently do to aid in weight loss rather than gain
 
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You could ask your doctor to refer you to the dietician.
 
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