Posted by ChrisK on May 1, 2002, at 13:09:56
After many years of reading this board I am still confused about the weight factor with meds. Why are so many people willing to give up onthe idea of a med because of possible weight gain? Isn't it better to gain a little weight and have a clear mind rather than be slim and psychologically damaged?
I know that I am still 60 pounds overweight in large part due to Zyprexa but I would rather carry that weight than be in the suicidal state I was in before I started.
There is no doubt that many of the meds that can help us will also cause weight gain but doesn't the psychological benefit outweigh the unwanted side effect?
Can anyone explain why it is better to be suicidally depressed and non functioning than to be fat and reasonably well adjusted? I honestly just don't get it.