Posted by azalea on October 24, 2008, at 22:04:52
In reply to Re: metformin for weight loss? » azalea, posted by lucie lu on October 24, 2008, at 21:26:20
For a discussion of weight gain in bipolar treatment,
Scroll to the bottom for a discussion of Metformin. The conclusion is "Though metformin still seems to make sense in theory, in practice trying to use it to treat or prevent weight gain has not been very successful. It doesn't work miracles, that much is clear. It might help some."
> > Which psych meds are you taking that have caused weight gain?
> I have been on bupropion and lamotrigine for quite a while and my weight has been constant for the past couple of years (I'm in my 50's). I usually control FMS just with regular exercise and fitness but this latest flare-up has been bad enough to have me searching for drugs effective against sleeplessness and FM pain, which makes it hard to exercise as I need to do. Have tried amitriptyline, cyclobenzaprine, and gabapentin in varying combinations. Have gained 7 pounds in 3 months! I wasn't overweight before but am now, and I'm not happy about it :-(
> My daughter put on almost 30 lbs with SSRIs and is struggling to take it off. It's a rough business, this weight gain problem.