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mood stabilizers and stimulants
tmcgrath112 posted:
I've been on lithuim (mood stabilizer) and zyprexa (anti-pyschotic) These medicines make me sleepy, uncoridinated, and not to forgot that weight gain itss ridiculous. Do you think i could talk to my doctor about taking a stimulant, like adderall? for weight lose and motivation and focus?
Anneinside responded:
I have taken stimulants in the past (Concerta and later generic ritalin) because all I did was sit all day. However, my current antidepressant conflicts with all the stimulants so I had to drop it. I don't think my doctor would have given it to me to lose weight. I too have gained weight from psychotrophic drugs but I am now dieting and exercising to lose the weight.

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