It started since switching from Abilify to Risperidone. The switch also made me gain 90lb. Is it the risperidone or weight gain?
I think its both but I read that weight gain can cause this by increasing pressure on the bladder. I am almost 300lb.
I would suggest making an appointment with your general practitioner because it may be serious.
Excessive urine dribbling is not common for someone as young as you. Do you have diabetes?
I looked up urinary incontinence and antipsychotics and it says yes it does cause it
No diabetes, it just happens a few times a day especially when I cough.
Oh okay different from my experience. For me it’s just when i go it takes forever and even if i think I’m done - I’m not so now i just take forever or else i continue after dripping.
When in bed or elswhere.
I noted it and will tell the Dr if I remember. I havecan apt 1 March.
I think it’s called stress (not mental stress) incontinence. It may be due to your weight. Exercising the pelvis may help.
You’re lucky, I developed diabetes around 200lbs and now that I am around 160lbs I am still pre-diabetic. I think I am stuck with this problem for life because I haven’t been able to lose anymore weight. That weight is healthy for my height but I’ve been stuck at that weight for months now.
Diabetes can cause so many other health problems if you don’t keep it under control. It’s a constant worry.
I think diabetes also affects skinny ppl. I know high cholesterol does.
True. It does. . . .
But yes its true that obesity increases diabetes risk.
Yeah, it can. But in my case it was my weight gain from Olanzapine. My doctor said if I lose enough weight it could completely reverse itself. It has improved significantly though so that is something to be happy about. But for it to reverse itself I’d probably have to lose another 15lbs or so and I can’t seem to be able to do that. I only eat twice a day, I skip lunch. I can’t eat less because I take Latuda twice a day and it requires at least 350 calories.
Once the weather gets better I think I am gonna start going for long walks, maybe that’ll help. But I get a lot of exercise at work. When you have 70 deliveries, that means you’re getting in and out of the van 140 times, walking up a driveway 70 times then back down it again 70 times. It’s a lot of exercise but I haven’t lost anymore weight. And then most people have stairs to climb.
Yes exercise is good to reduce diabetes risk.
That sounds like a lot of work but in terms of distance lets say a driveway is 10M thats 700m×2 =1500m so thats 4 laps around a running track over the course of a whole shift. Not a lot.
I’d say at least 50% of deliveries also have stairs to climb. Shifts on average are 6 hours.
But you make a good point, I never looked at it like that.
Biking or other cardio is extremely effective for losing weight
Yeah what @firemonkey said. Women frequently have this issue after giving birth due to damage to the pelvic floor muscles. You can get physical therapy for pelvic floor muscles, but i think most people just do the exercises at home.