It’s been almost four months, and I have gained more than 20 pounds. I have gained most of the weight during the past month, which I don’t understand. This past month, I have been watching what I eat and working out for an hour a day, 5 to 6 days a week. The weight gain is definitely not muscle. If the weight gain isn’t from eating, then I would normally assume it’s from medication. However, the only med change I’ve had is the addition of the supplemental vitamin, Deplin, which is not supposed to cause weight gain.

So why do I keep gaining weight? I’m eating much healthier, working out regularly, and I’m more active in general (due to mixed and manic episodes). I keep trying and the only thing that happens is I gain even more weight. What am I supposed to do to get healthy, weight wise? I wonder how many other people experience this same struggle? Are there any suggestions? I’m just about ready to take Hydroxycut or some other weight loss pill, but I know that won’t mix well with my meds, and it will only add to my current mixed episode.

Weight gain is not something I’m willing to accept. The only thing I can think to do is to talk to my psychiatrist about it.


2 thoughts on “Bipolar Weight Gain

  1. If you’re thinking of the drug Lipozene, don’t waste your money on it. It’s pretty much all Konjac Root. It’s basically pure fiber so when you take it with a glass of water it gives you a full feeling and you eat less. The Konjac Root could help but just don’t waste your money on the marked up Lipozene and get the vitamin on Amazon.

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    1. I tried Lipozene years ago, and you’re right, it was a waste of money. I’ll look into Konjac Root; I do research on everything before trying it. I’ll run it past my psychiatrist as well just to make sure it doesn’t mess with any of my meds. Thanks for the suggestion.


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