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epilim

has anyone used this drug? pdoc is talking about adding it into combo but i have read that it causes a lot of weight gain. don't want any more meds like this. abilify is bad enough.
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Well from what I've read, it has the risk of increasing your cravings, but the drug itself doesn't make you gain weight. I was pretty worried about that with Seroquel, but so far very little weight gain, and I figure that was caused by not enough physical activity. I think just by being more vigilant, like what I've done as well, will stop the weight gain from happening. I hope this helps.
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thanks for reply. i exercise and diet is v. healthy and still get weight gain, then when i go off the drug the weight just goes without me having to do anything extra at all. so if weight gain is a side effect, i think i'll have to refuse it!
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Hi I am on epilim 1500mg per day, I actually lost weight when I started this, but my eating was out of sinc with a normal pattern, I found it made me eat at the proper times and I think this is why I lost the weight, on lithium as well now and have put all the weight back on. I found that in the first 4 weeks or so I had the following and then it has eased to really no side effects now, I started just before xmas. Itchy/tickly skin, hot feet, incredible tiredness during the day, epilim didnt do what it was supposed to do for me and thats why the lithium was added, I think they will gradually take me off the epilim over the next few months.
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My Dad is on it, also in Ireland.

He had no weight gain.  You could try it , + see?

Good luck
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thanks for all replies, at least i have  a little more info to work with. as you may have gathered the possibility of weight gain is not a good one for me! i'll have to see. have already gone up a size on abilify even on healthy diet and taking diet pill. zantrex 3.
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