Posted by tb on May 1, 2002, at 14:23:16
In reply to A Question About Weight and Meds, posted by ChrisK on May 1, 2002, at 13:09:56
I can say that gaining even one pound would put me in a deeper depression WITH the medicine than without. I am bulimic and struggle daily to not think about food, weight, etc, but unfortunately my identity is still based on how much I weigh. I know that body image is not supposed to be an issue, but it is for me. My total self-esteem and identity is wrapped up in what I weigh.
I am also on meds that fortunately haven't caused any weight gain. I feel if I was on "weight-gaining" drugs, I would be far too focused on the weight and would stumble in therapy.
The "benefits" of meds that cause weight gain falls short of what I can live with...weight gain would put me in a suicidal mood
Just my two cents.