But this medication has for the most part been by far the best medication I've ever taken. I am really quite stable and love the fact that I can sleep and wake up feeling good, and that I remain grounded and ready to deal with me as I am without the distraction of moods out of control.
I am fairly active -- I walk about an hour a day religiously -- but it is the eating that is out of control. Would like to wire my mouth shut at night.
I bought a few new pairs of pants one week and the next week they were too tight.
Any thoughts, opinions? Do I ask to change medications (to what I don't know -- I've been on mood stabilizers -- Depakote, Lamictal, Trileptal -- and also some of of the antipsychotics: Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel). Any suggestions on replacements? I was thinking Abilify, seems like this is a "weight neutral" type of medication. The Lamictal was a good med but I had utterly horrid headaches.
My baseline weight should be somewhere at 130, but I've ballooned to about 150 and I feel really uncomfortable.