I have looked into these types of Meds to counteract the weight gain and I am interested in seeing how it would help. I don't have any issue with taking another med, especially if it were to stop the weight gain.. it's a serious problem as for me the ones that don't make you gain weight are never effective! I am tall and used to be naturally slim, I could eat what I want but now I don't seem to eat much at all and have still put on weight, I exercise on a treadmill asawell. I am on an anti convulsant ( depakote ) and an anti psychotic ( seroquel ) and the weight gain has taken my self esteem to a low, I know it's vain but I like to be slim, I don't look like me. The other thing is it doesn't stop when you stop taking them, I agree that it changes the metabolism for life.
I wish my doc would prescribe Metformin but he won't!
Interesting to learn that all those medications are weight gainers. Topamax was prescribed to counteract the weight gain from Zyprexa and then Abilify. I am going to see my pdoc about my metformin venture. I had a saliva test done recently and found my seritonin level was extremely low. Started Deplin and 5HTP and stopped all AD's what a difference.