Bipolar Disorder Community
drug that doesn't make you gain weght
About This Community:

Bipolar Disorder is also known as "Manic Depressive Disorder". This forum is for questions and support for people with, or for loved ones of people with Bipolar Disorder. The forum covers topics ranging from Aggressive Behavior, Affect on friends and Family, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Appetite Changes, Chronic Pain, Denial, Depression, Difficulty Concentrating, Euphoria, Guilt, Manic Depression, Medications, Mood Swings, Poor Judgment, and Sleep Disorders

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

drug that doesn't make you gain weght

is there a MH drug out there for bipolar disorder that doesn't make you gain weght?...just wondering and without a side affect?  LOLOLolol~kelly
12 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I understand Lamictal is good for this.  No weight gain and no side effects, however can also have the opposite effect and may make depression worse.  I am not bipolar but have been doing research since my husband was diagnosed.  Definitely talk with your doctor.  Best of luck!
Blank
1730732_tn?1364820593
I know lamictal has very low side effects for me, but I need something in addition for mania.  I use Abilify which is supposed to be weight neutral, but I gained 35 lbs when I first took it.  Now I have a solution to prevent weight gain no matter what I am on.  I am on a grain- free diet and I rarely get hunger pangs.  If I do, it is because I am truly hungry and need to eat.  I have to try to eat enough calories in a day.  Give it a try.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
There are a few, but not many.  Remember that nothing that works will be side effect free for everyone.  Lamictal is weight neutral, and is great for bipolar II, and packs most of its weight against depression.  Geodon and Abilify are also supposed to be weight neutral, Geodon a little more so than Abilify.  Trileptal is weight neutral as well, but its use in bipolar is technically off-label.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Helllo
I'm a newbie here

Just wanted to say I take Trilltal and Welbitrin and it didn't make me gain any weight I have been on them over 4 years now.

But that's just me. I am still trying to understand this all..

Sounds like the ago e post have given you a lot of ideas
I wish you all the luck in your search.

Peace
Lesa
Blank
5032487_tn?1365827621
thank you for getting back to me.. I was just wondering
Blank
5032487_tn?1365827621
thank yo for getting back to me.  kelly
Blank
5032487_tn?1365827621
thanks a bunch for taking the time out to answer.  kelly
Blank
5032487_tn?1365827621
thanks for the well wishes and I am kinda a green pea myself.  take care kelly
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi,

Ever tried topomax (topamax)? It's a mood stabilizer that actually aides in weight loss. I was taking it wil seroquil because I was terrified of gaining weight. I didn't know it was going to make me lose weight- and quickly.

Someone mentioned trileptal above and I have taken that before too. I just wanted to compare it to topomax (topamax)- they are both anti-convulsants/ anti seizure medication. I do not know if they are both used in treating bi-polar, topomax (topamax) is for sure. The trileptal was given to me for panic attacks- or my moods I don't remember. I know it worked well.

Anyway, if you like the weight your at try one of the above mentioned options. If you want to lose weight ( for me it was rapidly- but I was extremely manic at the time) try topomax (topamax).


Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Trileptal is off label for BP, but it's used pretty frequently.  It's apparently the new improved version of Tegretol, with fewer side effects.  Topomax (topamax) is also used off label, but it's gotten the nickname of dopomax because it causes cognitive issues in a fair number of people.  It does tend to make you lose weight, though.  I personally would go for Trileptal above Topomax (topamax), but I'm doing fine on Lamictal so it's a bit of a moot point.
Blank
599945_tn?1240385954
topamax.and.prozac.do.not.cause.weight.gain.and.are.a.good.combo.talk
to,your.pdoc.
Blank
1276940_tn?1393812621
I am currently on Topamax and have been for over a year now.....when I was first put on it I lost 25 pounds. Then as my body adjusted to it the weight loss has stopped. I just has my dosage increased about a week ago and have lost an additional 5 pounds since then....

Topamax is a anti-convulsant and is used in Bipolar patients as an off-label med....it has some really harsh side effects but the only side effects I suffer from are tingling in my fingers & toes and all caffeinated drinks taste flat so no more sodas....which is not necessarily a bad thing!! lol

It is worth checking into...it works really well for me. But as you are well aware of everyone reacts differently to meds.....

Hope this was of some help to you!!!
Best of luck to you!!!

Lisa
=)  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Bipolar Disorder Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anonymouse88
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anneinside
MN
3092482_tn?1383176848
Blank
weaver71
CA