Something’s not right
01-07-2019 09:29 AM - edited 01-07-2019 09:34 AM
Re: Medication and weight
Hi @Annie_7 and welcome to the forums. Sorry I just saw this post. Hearing you loud and clear about weight gain and psych meds. A problem for me too. Apparently it's a really common side-effect. I reached my highest weight ever 6 months ago and was diagnosed with 'pre-pre-diabetes' (metabolic syndrome) by my GP. It's a shame, but I have to prioritize my mental health and must therefor stay on the psych med regime that keeps me more balanced than I've probably ever been. However the psychiatrist did add one new one that's for increasing insulin response and I've managed to lose a bit since I've been on it. Can't talk about specific meds by name here. Of course this is combined with a bit more exercise and eating healthily - I've reduced portion size and snacking. It's a constant effort, but feels good to be heading in the right direction after nearly 10 years steadily gaining. Wishing the same for you.
And very much hoping you have success with trying for a baby.