Rapid Weight Gain on Bipolar Medication

94.5kg / 208lbs / 14.8st – that is my current weight. I have never in my life been so heavy. Even during my early twenties when I would party every weekend and consume copious amounts of alcohol. The docs did warm me I would gain some weight, I just didn’t believe how much!

So to put it in perspective I was 85kg around Christmas time. I have put on just under 10kg in three months. I feel tired, I feel lazy and my muscles ache (Atorvastatin is to blame there). I am attributing this weight gain to either lithium or Olanzapine. What are everybody else’s experiences with weight gain?


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