I’m 6’3 and 300lbs I’m taking clozapine and Invega. I’m way over weight, does anyone suffer from weight gain from aps?
I’ve gained lots of weight on Olanzapine
When I was on Zyprexa my weight shot up to 330lbs. Since I switched to Abilify, I have been able to lose weight. Last Wednesday at the doctor’s office I weighed 247lbs. I still maybe have another 50 to go until I have a normal BMI.
I gained 100 pounds on Seroquel. I’m on a different med and am losing weight by restricting calories and exercising
Oh, yep. Zyprexa was my personal demon. Have lost some weight this year and am currently stuck on a plateau. Mainly figuring that if I’m not gaining right now, I’m still winning.
Remeron made me gain weight.b it’s antidepressant. I have to cut down on junk food and lay off of beef. Eat fish etc. Have you ever thought of just walking alot might help? I lost a little weight. I hope you get better soon hugs.
Ps I’ve been drinking. A, nono
I’ve been trying to lose some weight, I really need to lose at least 50 pounds or so.
I’m restricting my calories and I’ve been trying to eat healthier but I’ve only lost a few pounds now Im stuck at 205 lbs.
But months ago I weighed 213 lbs.
I still need to lose about 10lbs. Since cutting back on sugar my weight has been slowly going down. I am on abilify which is better than other APs re weight gain.
The only way I have found to combat this is to pick meds with movement/sexual/hormonal problems.
I am scarred by the 35 kilos I put on whilst taking Olanzapine, and I refuse any med with a weight gain side effect that’s common
My lifestyle has changed this year, and instead of office work I am now doing a manual labour job. This has helped massively with my weight.
Diets are not sustainable in my experience
I was 135lb before my sz, 295lb after. Now stable at 272lb with skipping breakfast but I need exercise to lose more. Need to lose 110lb to have a healthy BMI.
For every year I’ve been on antipsychotic drugs I’ve put on about half a stone.
I’m on Zyprexa (20 mg).I used to be 56 kg before APs Thanks to Zyprexa I was 86 kg last year, very sad for a young person (I’m twenty). My father and I stopped eating carbs and now I weigh 68 kg (BMI 25.3)
I’ve gained 55 Kg on my meds. I lost 9 Kg in the meantime. But when you are skinny then you want to be muscular. It’s a vicious cycle. If your fat you want to be skinny, if you are skinny you want to be jacked. It never stops.
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