I started lamictal a bit over a year ago and now I’m at 350 XR and since I started I have gained over 100 pounds. I have improved my diet and increased my exercise since I started and the only thing that changed over the year was the addition of lamictal. I know “it doesn’t cause weight gain” and “it is weight neutral” but that’s not a 100% guarantee that it won’t cause you to gain weight. So I’m still on it and I need to lose weight. It is effecting my depression, isolation, self confidence, and self image and I don’t know what else I can do besides eat extremely healthy, exercise daily, sleep 8 hours, drink at least 8 cups of water, no alcohol or fried foods, and I don’t sit all day. My psychiatrist doesn’t understand how much this is effecting me, I won’t leave my house because of how disgusting I am. I quit school because I was going to be a dietitian and then depression hit and now my BMI puts me in morbidly obese class 3. I can’t be this fat and a dietitian. I obviously know how to eat healthy so that’s not my problem. I don’t know how to lose this weight or get my psychiatrist to actually hear me or take me seriously. I need help and suggestions but please don’t say it’s not supposed to make you gain weight, it’s not lamictal, eat vegetables, or exercise.