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Lizherrera_22

680d

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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    • Lizherrera_22

      673d

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

    • Agradine

      673d

      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

        673d

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

    • blueflovver

      679d

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

      • Lizherrera_22

        679d

        @blueflovver 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

          679d

          @Lizherrera_22 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...

        • blueflovver

          679d

          @Lizherrera_22 i see, i hope it works for you then, I'll do some research into it myself 😊

    • Tklein1014

      680d

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

      • Lizherrera_22

        680d

        @Tklein1014 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

    • Dee364

      680d

      Topomax is good

      • Lizherrera_22

        680d

        @Dee364 I hope it works for me

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