See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

mental_skillness

792d

I'm going to jump right in with the issue that's bugging me the most right now...how do you control or mitigate weight gain associated with your bipolar meds? Specifically abilify seems to be my biggest culprit. Ty!

Top reply
    • chikienuggie

      779d

      Oh hi! I know this one. I was on abilify for about a year and it numbed my emotions and I hated the weight gain. I managed to stabilize it and myself by switching off of it with help. It was kind of crazy and scary but I had to switch all my meds around in about a week to get rid of it. But no more chronic weight gain was really worth it.

    • chikienuggie

      779d

      Oh hi! I know this one. I was on abilify for about a year and it numbed my emotions and I hated the weight gain. I managed to stabilize it and myself by switching off of it with help. It was kind of crazy and scary but I had to switch all my meds around in about a week to get rid of it. But no more chronic weight gain was really worth it.

    • punk99

      782d

      hi new here and trying to get involved— this hasn’t stuck for me yet so please just know I’m not speaking from a place of “I did this and it worked” but I think active exercise routine in conjunction with meds is really healthy. Again I haven’t found a right balance of it for me but it’s my goal

    • avacadotoast420

      786d

      I honestly have no clue how to fight that, I've been on abilify for a while and have gained a lot of weight. I think it's unavoidable. But I'd rather be slightly chubby and relatively stable than skinny and completely miserable.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion