I used to be very thin, but about the same time I started taking Abilify aroud 5 years ago, my appetite skyrocketed and begun to eat 5 big meals a day. It lasted for a few years and I gained over 20 kg. After that, my appetite has begun to decreased a little, and now I eat 3 normal meals a day but I still binge eat often, about 6-8 times a month.
I try to lose weight, and I exercises 3-4 times a week and have lost 5 kg so far. But I just can’t lose more weight because even if I lost a few kg, I gain the lost weight or more back as soon as I binge eat.
I don’t know if it’s due to Abilify because my doctor said no. So I haven’t brought this up for years. I don’t think he will listen.
But I can’t think of any other reasons why I gained so much weight for such a short period. When I was on other meds, I used to eat as much as I want and not doing any exercise, staying home all day, but I was still very thin.
So I would like to go back to old meds I used to take… If I try them for a few months and if I still binge eat, then I’ll go back to Abilify and if I stop, then I’ll stick to it…
It won’t harm anything, right?
I don’t want to stay overweight any longer. My current eating style isn’t healthy either. I want to eat more healthfully and stay fit cos I don’t want to develop any physical problems in the future.
My next appointment is on 15th. I’ll try to tell my doctor everything I have on my mind.