toxicmind1 wrote:has what you ate changed ie are you eating more of one food group than another do you eat at regular times or nibble threw the day? when i was on antidepressants i had little or no appetite as for antipsychotics i cant comment as i was only on them briefly
toxicmind1 wrote:do you eat more or less when your mood changes would keeping a food diary help? was you more active in the past than you are now or is that the same?
NeverGiveUp22 wrote:I think antipsychotics mess up the body's system in so many ways. Therefore the "normal" rules don't apply, which makes it so much harder to stop gaining weight or lose it again.
From what I've seen it is a side effect that doesn't bother psychiatrists so much, because the meds are keeping the psychiatric symptoms at bay. But at the same time they cause another set of problems which may initially seem not too dangerous, but the long term effects are a long list of physical illnesses associated with overweight.
NeverGiveUp22 wrote:Have you spoken to your doctor about this issue? Presumably there are nutritional suggestions which may help with the weight problem.
NeverGiveUp22 wrote:An exercise bike sounds like a good idea. Maybe there is a retailer who will deliver and set it up for you. I'm not sure how much assembly is necessary, but I can't imagine it would be much. There are various other exercise things available that are easy to use at home and don't need any assembly. Or perhaps a dvd workout would be worth a try.
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