So I only have about 2 meals a day, and I am at 314 pounds. Taking Abilify. Long story short, I was taking Nardil for the longest time, and gained a ton of weight on that medication. I stopped taking it when I reached 360 pounds. This is a serious concern for body, and health.
Is there any antipsychotic that I could try that’s available now that might help with weight loss?. I don’t have an option to stop taking medication, I am forced to take at least one atypical antipsychotic that is available through injection, 1 month supply only. It’s because of Canada, B.C.'s forced medication laws.
Anyways, if anyone has any ideas, please reply. I have a few weeks before my next appointment with the psych. I need to come up with a medication that might help. I thought about Latuda but it says on Google that Abilify is good for weight loss too, but I can’t loose weight?. Please leave and suggestions below, they will help dramatically I know. Cheers and all the best.
Two meals a day is not much, maybe you should just give it time. Stay away from sugar. I take Latuda and have a relatively low appetite ( my pdoc says all my meds can make me hungry ). I’ve suffered hunger GREATLY in the past on different meds. Those meds are also flavor enhancers.
I’m on Abilify too. I’m losing weight, but I also calorie count like everhopeful said. It’s happening a lot more slowly than I would like, but I guess a little progress is still progress. I sympathize with your struggles with Nardil. I took that med and it was terrible for me, gained a ton of weight and felt drunk all the time.
Thank you all for the supportive replies. I didn’t think I’d get that many responses. Anyways, I am on 300mg’s of Abilify (injection once a month). I still want to change meds because of the sexual side effects. But I guess I will have to go on the 1 meal a day diet and see if that works. Thanks for the recommendations. If anyone else has something they’d like to say please go ahead and step forward.
I am also wondering what kind of diets anyone here has tried, and what has worked for anyone here. I have tried drinking only water and eating llike a couple sandwiches every day but I can’t go below 312 pounds… I just don’t know what to do.
Im on 5 mg ability and since I’ve been on it I’ve went from 145 to 159 currently. My weight varies though and did on invega. I was in 140s on invega maybe because I felt like more energy,constantly bored and restless and wanted to walk
I know but I didn’t get into detail on that. Yes, hypersexual is the word. It’s a really annoying side effect. I’d rather have decreased sexual side effects than increased. I was on Paliperidone (the injection) before and that was almost perfect but lack of… you know. I threw up once in awhile on that stuff too.
Abilify only bothers me because of the increased sexual side effects, increased anxiety, and the weight gain really sucks because im currently 312 and I used to be 170 pounds. I gained most of the weight from Nardil.
Anyways, I guess I will have to try even harder to lose weight because being a blob really sucks.
It is possible to lose weight on APs. But it’s really hard. To lose weight, I ate 1200 calories a day and exercised 5 days per week. In one year of doing that I lost 100 pounds. Men should eat 1500 per day
Have you tried something similar to OMAD - One meal a day. You eat same amount of calories as before. You just eat those in an hour. Or may be try 20:4. Fasting for 20 hours and eating window of 4 hours. Have planned meals in 4 hours don’t binge.
It is possible antidepressant induced weight gain takes time to go away.
Don’t cut calories drastically. It will have boomerang effect on weight and metabolism. Body tries to deal with sudden changes in energy requirements by slowing down metabolism and holding on to body fat.