Lizherrera_22

231d

So, I just had a video chat appointment with my psych doc to talk about my weight gain since I have been on Litium. He has lowered my dose of the Lithium and put me on Topamax to help me loose some weight. He said he doesn't want to completely take me off of Lithium completely since he has been working and I agree with him 100% and we reduced it and added the Topamax. So we will see if I will loose weight or not.

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  • Dee364

    231d

    Topomax is good

    • Lizherrera_22

      231d

      I hope it works for me

      • Derrick707

        231d

        how long have you been on lithium? I've been on it for a little over a year and have had weight gain the past few months but not sure if it's related to lithium

  • Tklein1014

    231d

    I am on lithium as well & have gained a lot of weight. I will mention Topamax to my doctor. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lizherrera_22

      230d

      yeah my doc lowered my Lithium and put me on 25mg of Topamax twice a dayits a low dose but we are working with it

  • blueflovver

    230d

    Do you have any side effects of topamax? Now I'm wondering if i should mention it to my psych 😅

    • Lizherrera_22

      230d

      I'm not on it yet I get my meds through the mail from the veterans hospital so I have to wait till it comes in the mail.

      • blueflovver

        230d

        i see, i hope it works for you then, I'll do some research into it myself 😊

      • blueflovver

        230d

        I've just read this https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/topiramate-bipolar-disorder-comorbidities-the-myths-evidence maybe check it out before you abandon lithium...

  • Agradine

    223d

    I'm on Lithium, too. Been on it since 2012 I think. I decided that I would stay on it since it has been working so well and I'm pretty stable. I have gained weight, but I think that is partly due to my old eating habits.

    • Lizherrera_22

      223d

      I thought it was my eating habits too but I have tried dieting and exercising and nothing

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