Before I started lithium i off from anti-psychotic drugs. I lost a lot of weight. Later problem arose and my doctor prescribed me Lithium which at the start (2013) I was 190 now two years later I am 252 pounds
Yes, I've gained 30lbs since I started lithium but it's the only medication that works for me. The antipsychotics ~ lots of them ~ that I was on for years and years really didn't work well and I gained weight with some of them too.
I've just resigned myself to being happy and high functioning... and a tad chubby.
Good luck to you! With technology being what it is someone will discover a drug for us soon. WCV
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