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Hungry most of the time.
More than usual.
is this a common side effect?
i have fast metabolism but I notice my hunger is worse on certain meds.
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Anyone else?
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Meds definitely cause this. Zyprexa did for me.
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Yeah, a lot of meds cause hunger and rapid weight gain. There are some weight neutral meds like Geodon and Lamictal. Or you can try topamax which is supposed to help with hunger.
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Yeah, a lot of meds cause hunger and rapid weight gain. There are some weight neutral meds like Geodon and Lamictal. Or you can try topamax which is supposed to help with hunger.
What is Topamax used for again, off label?
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i read a couple small studies that used high dose, high potency antioxidants with zyprexa and/or seroquel to combat weight gain and metabolic nastiness...with good results. green tea extract and alpha lipoic acid, I think.

metformin is sometimes used, more so with zyprexa and I think (hope...) clozapine. wellbutrin might help a bit, and of course...stimulants can help some people, some times, with some psych issues and also with hunger (for a while, anyway...).

sorry this is happening. is it a low mood from the psych drugs (dysphoria) driving the hunger? that happened to me for a short time on risperidone. it'd hit and I'd feel so blah and over tranquilized and...I ate.

I"m now on Abilify, which seems to be less problematic overall, but I have trouble realizing when I'm genuinely, truly full...so its very easy to overeat and then seriously regret it later.

sorry about all this.
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What is Topamax used for again, off label?
Yeah, I think itís used off label for hunger control. I think itís actually supposed to be for migraines. I find it to be very helpful. Iím on 100 milligrams and most doctors only prescribe 50 milligrams. But 100 works best.

Itís like benzos though. Some doctors are dead against prescribing it. I donít know why though. Iíve found it to be helpful with my moods as well. Iíve lost about 20 pounds on it, but Iím not sure how much of that is the topamax or switching from Ativan (which caused bad hunger) to Xanax which decreases my hunger too.
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I get hungry a lot and have to eat every few hours. But I am not sure which medication is causing this. I have changed meds a lot and it has always been like this. I never had an appetite before I started meds, but maybe that was because of the depression.

I try to eat snacks with protein (usually nuts) throughout the day.
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The only thing I absolutely hate about topamax is that I canít drink carbonated beverages on it. I canít taste the carbonation. So it just tastes like Iím drinking flat soda. People say they feel so much healthier after giving up soda and that they donít crave it after awhile. Itís been almost 3 months and Iíd pretty much give anything to be able to actually enjoy a regular coke from McDonaldís. Gaining weight is one of my worst fears though. So Iím sticking with the topamax and sacrificing the soda.
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