I was diagnosed in May 18 with BP2, rapid cycling. The Dr prescribed me Lamotragine, and later introduced Aripriprizole and Ecitalopram The problem I’m having is I’ve gained nearly 20lbs since I was diagnosed.
I understand this is a common symptom of the meds, but I’m an athlete and for me to get where I want to be, which is international standard, the standard I’ve been at before, I really need my weight to be decreasing the more I exercise, not increasing!
I mentioned this to my Dr. who suggested me reducing my Lamotragine, I’m now on 50mg twice p/day, but the weight is still increasing.
I forgot to take my 2.5mg Apripriprzole a few days ago, so I’ve continued without it. I’m 5days without as of today.
I’m hoping I can go without it and the weight will drop. I’m desperate!
Can anyone relate to my experience and give me some advise please.....ahhhhh, I feel so fed up of thinking all of this through.