I’ve been working out on a regular basis. I either do Zumba at home or I workout at the gym with my husband. Sometimes, like yesterday, I do both. It feels good to be able to push myself through these workouts; however, it would be nice if I was able to lose some weight. It doesn’t matter how much I workout or what I eat, my weight either stays the same or I gain weight. It’s extremely frustrating. I was going to give up, but my husbad reminded me that working out is not just about losing weight. It’s also about being healthy.

I know that the Clozapine is a big factor in the weight gain. It’s also what is making it almost impossible for me to lose weight. I really want to go off of if because of that; however, I made a committment to increase my dose until I get to 400mg. I want to keep my committment, but I also need to stay healthy. It’s very possible that once I stop increasing my dose, my body will get used to the Clozapine and the side effect of weight gain could go away.

I really want to try to wait this out. I want to have hope that the weight gain will stop. I want to hope that my working out will help me lose weight. Right now, I’m just trying to stay hopeful, which is extremely difficult.

2 thoughts on “Working Out

  1. Ugh, I hate these med side effects! I know the newer meds have less side effects, but weight still seems to be the universal issue for most – if not all – of them. If you do end up going off of Clozapine eventually, have you tried Rexulti or Vraylar? They are still very new and even though it mentions weight gain it’s a lot less likely. I did not gain weight on them. Rexulti is like the new Abilify, which I know made you manic, but I can tell a big difference between the two meds (I’m on Abilify now).

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