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    Losing the Weight Brought On by Bipolar Medication

    I started Invega Sustenna in September 2018. I quickly gained 46 lbs on this medication. Fast forward to July 23, 2019 and I've started eating the Ketogetnic way of eating. I've lost 6 lbs. in 11 days and am looking to lose the remaining 40 lbs. by December 23, 2019.

    Has anyone tried low carb eating or the keto diet before? Does anyone have experience with weight loss of the weight brought on by bipolar medication?

    #2
    Hello FriedEgg. I did gain a lot of weight due to antipyschotics. It took me years but I slowly lost a lot of that weight by being careful how much I ate and by exercising regularly . I have never tried the Keto diet, but if works for you that's good. Take Care. paul m
    "Alone we can do so little;
    Together we can do so much"
    Helen Keller

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      #3
      Hi Paul M, that's good you were able to lose the weight by being careful of what you ate and exercising regularly. I'm looking to lose the weight because it's affecting my self esteem. Since packing on the 46 lbs, I don't feel fully myself. This may be the result of medication as well but I think it's mostly the resulting weight gain and my self image.

      Do you think medication can change people's personalities as well?

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        #4
        Do I think that medication can change a persons personality? Good question. I know that when I was on large doses of seroquel that I didn't want to socialize and I am a fairly social person, It was too much of an effort. I find that if I go too heavy on lorazepam that I tend to lose some of my good sense,. Lorazepam tends to relax me and I sometimes say or do things that I shouldn't when I get taking to much of it. I know that during the years I was Lithium I was a kinder , gentler person. Lithium tended to mellow me out . So I would have to say that they can change your personality
        "Alone we can do so little;
        Together we can do so much"
        Helen Keller

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          #5
          I had success slowly losing the 60 extra lbs olanzapine left me with using the diet and exercise method too. Not "DIET" as in hardcore dieting, but trying to incrementally make better choices and some degree of portion control a habit so it was sustainable. Then I got sick and dumped a ton off really fast and wound up quite underweight instead. I don't recommend that method!

          As far as the meds changing personality question, I don't think it's that simple. When I'm properly medicated it allows my actual personality to shine through the symptoms of the illness. I think it's the bipolar itself when it's not properly controlled that changes my personality, not the medications!
          Last edited by Gossip; August 4th, 2019, 07:23 PM.
          Pressure makes diamonds....

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            #6
            Hey Gossip. Thanks for replying.

            I agree. I think that medications can enhance peoples' well being to have their personalities shine through.

            I'm glad you were able to lose the weight not that you became underweight though. It can be really hard to lose weight and I'm working really hard to shed the excess lbs.

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