I have been gaining weight over the last six months. It has become especially bad in just the last few months. I’ve gained about a total of 40 pounds. It doesn’t seem to matter what I do, I just keep gaining weight. I’m doing my best to control it, but I seem to be wildly hungry almost all of the time. There are even times that I’m full, but I still want to eat for some reason. I also tend to have difficulties sleeping. I’m hungry every time I wake up, which happens at least two times a night, sometimes as often as four times a night. I have a feeling that it is a medication issue, but I have to be very careful about my medication changes.

I’m working out with my husband at the gym. I’m also buying healthier foods to keep in the house. That way even if I do snack more often than I should, at least I’m eating healthier. Over the years, I have had several periods where I gained a large amount of weight. The weight gain is always difficult to handle, but every time I eventually lose the weight and get back to my normal size. I know that I will be able to lose the weight eventually, but it’s hard to live with the weight gain. Luckily, I’m blessed with a husband that doesn’t care about my size. He supports me no matter what; he is always willing to help me once I’m ready to get back in shape. Working out together is a fun activity for the two of us. It’s something we used to do together five days a week before we even started dating.

I wish I didn’t have to go up and down with my weight to such extremes. I know that it is part of the bipolar disorder and the medications that go along with it, but it’s very difficult to deal with. Depression can increase the weight gain, and the weight gain can worsen the depression. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m looking forward to the end of this brutal period. I know I can lose the weight and feel better about myself again, I just don’t know how long it will be until that happens.

6 thoughts on “My Weight Gain Is Out Of Control

  1. Wow, our minds are in the same place today! I was just writing about medication and weight gain!

    That hunger caused by medications can be relentless. Is there anything they can give you to counter the hunger? In the past, if I had to take a medication that may cause weight gain I was put on something that to suppress appetite to counter the effect, that way they sort of cancel each other out with side effects. Maybe it’s an option?

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  2. There are times I get so hungry that I should probably just pull up a chair to the fridge and go at it. I gained about 75 lbs after going on meds. I’ve lost 40 of that so far by joining Weight Watchers, but I still have a long ways to go.

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  3. I, like Bradley, gained about 70 pounds too. I always had such a craving for salty foods that I was eating fast food all the time and was eating it in bulk. I would look up ways to help reduce eating (I felt just restricting the amount I ate would be a good step) and usually scoffed at them thinking they wouldn’t work before even trying them. Eventually, I listened to one and I began to drink coffee or water when I felt hungry and before I ate and let me tell you, my stomach size has drastically reduced. I don’t eat as much as I used to and because of it I’ve dropped 30lbs.

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