Taken bipolar meds for years. Tired of that side effect. Surely their is a new one where I dont gain 70 pounds. Also, I have post Graves Disease. Take Levothyroxine 125 now to keep thyroid up
Hi, Paige! Abilify and lithium are the most weight neutral of the antipsychotics/mood stabilizers for most people. But every individual reacts very differently to every medication so there are no guarantees.
NO drug on the market is guaranteed to NOT cause weight gain in a few people, but usually in less than 5%. And they haven't been able to make one because of the pharmacokinetics of the drugs.
You might try Latuda if you're suffering from unipolar depression without manic features.
PS, I gained only 10lbs on my Abilify.lithium combination, whereas I had gained 30+lbs on other medications I tried.
Good luck, WCV
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