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Seeds in water have been recommended for me, and yes, they work. This is how: pour a quart of tap water into a large measuring cup that has a spout. Add 2 Tbsp each of chia seeds, hemp seeds and flax seeds (hemp and flax need to be refrigerated). Mix. Leave on the counter overnight. Next day it would be a gelatinous solution. Mix it again and pour into icecube trays. Freeze.

To use, boil water, put a couple of ice cubes in a cup and pour boiling water on it. The mix will be nice and warm and ready to drink in a few minutes. Add a hint of honey if desired.

This gelatinous mixture will stay in the stomach, causing satiety, and is low cal.
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I still experience hunger even with the topamax, but I do find it manageable. I do intermittent fasting. I donít eat after 5:30 and I donít eat before 9:30AM. It really works. Also diet drinks (not soda) can really help. I like Gold Peak diet tea. Itís completely diet. It tastes like regular sweet tea. It will fill you up. Also diet juice exists that only has 40 calories per bottle. I also donít eat with my meds. I find that I get hungry and will overeat If if eat immediately after taking them. So I usually wait 30 minutes to an hour. Distracting yourself helps too. Knowing itís ok to be hungry.

Intermittent fasting, and diet drinks are the main things for me. Topamax does help some. I do wonder if it was the switching benzos that helped more though.
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Metformin helps decrease cravings.
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Metformin helps decrease cravings.
Isnt that for diabetes only?
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Isnt that for diabetes only?
It is used off label for a lot of things, including cholesterol reduction and even boosting fertility. There are even "bio hackers" who take a small dose for general health.

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My internist does not want me on it at the moment, though. I have cholesterol = 240, fasting glucose =99, but she still does not recommend it. I asked if I should take it to counteract the weight gain from olanzapine. But the thing is, I tried Metformin for this purpose in the past and it was useless.
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Isnt that for diabetes only?
its been well researched and studied to use to counter act the weight gain caused by APs and Anti depressants.

I would say it will get rid of cravings. And it also takes the sugar out of your liver before it has a chance to turn into fat.

So that way prevents any new weight gain from APs or anti depressants.

Topamax I believe does more to help you lose weight where as metformin just helps to prevent new weight gain.
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I found methylphenidate helps curb my appetite and Wellbutrin xl 300, most other meds make me want to eat like a horse. Also i found sleeping pills make me hungry!? But finally found one that doesn't Alchera.
I hope you find something that works... It's a horrible feeling, which often then makes one feel even more depressed
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