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hey i need some insight guys & gals i gained weight 75 lbs. with respiridone and my sugar is up 30 pts. i gained now two lbs. a day and i threw out my risperdal i started 2x 20mg.(breakfast) & 3x20mg. (supper) of geodon now i feel great with the cogentin also was i wrong to change? also i need to know from you'all ( i mean iladvocate) if you remember how many calories i have to eat to successfully satisfy the enzymes & geodon to digest the meds together?
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  The important thing to do with any medication change is to work with your psychiatrist so they can give you a titration schedule to follow and be able to give direct advice as to how to address this concern. Weight gain from antipsychotics can be a concern. It might be worthwhile to ask your psychiatrist about a referral to a nutritionist. If the weight gain continues to the point where it could be of concern healthwise as regards the potential of diabetes I do know some people who experience this are prescribed Metformin as a preventative measure and you could ask your psychiatrist if this is a potential option.
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also i wanted to mention that my parents have diabetes and i am deathly afraid of developing it cuz i read on google that anti-psychotics cause this to happen especially for addicts& alcoholics like ME and my age also (including TD.)
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  The important thing to do with any medication change is to work with your psychiatrist so they can give you a titration schedule to follow and be able to give direct advice as to how to address this concern. Weight gain from antipsychotics can be a concern. It might be worthwhile to ask your psychiatrist about a referral to a nutritionist. If the weight gain continues to the point where it could be of concern healthwise as regards the potential of diabetes I do know some people who experience this are prescribed Metformin as a preventative measure and you could ask your psychiatrist if this is a potential option.
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thank you iladvocate take care and happy holidays !  :)
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be carefull if you want to come of geodon it has nasty withdrawal consequences but most docs are oblivious.
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