|Short Stories about Meds
In your research for bipolar people and wt.
loss, I have an interesting story. I was allowed to take a new medication,
Topamax. It helped my mood stablize at first.
I also lost 52 lbs. while taking Topamax.
However, the mood stabilization was short lived and after only 9 months on the
drug, I crashed and even became suicidal. As soon as my Dr. put me back on the
Depakote, the pounds were back with a venegance.
Now I am on Neurontin, and
desperately trying to eat right and lose weight sensibly. I found your article
on wt. loss and bipolar people very helpful.
- submitted by Carol R
thanks Carol ! ~Colleen
I am 22..... I was diagnosed at the young age of 16. I
was then a “crazy” child. Always doing things first and loving everyone. Then
I started taking lithium and Prozac and the weight started coming. I started
out at 113 and the highest I ever got was 180. It is just insane. The drs and
I have tried 11 diff drugs since then. I am down to about 145 now and
hopefully one day we will find one that will work.