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In have been on 1250mg lithium for 25 years. I am three

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In have been on 1250mg lithium for 25 years. I am three stone overweight an cannot loose any I think I carry 2 stone vof water, what can I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.

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Hello, I am very sorry that you are unable to lose weight while on Lithium. That is a common issue with this medication, so may I ask have you considered switching to another mood stabilizer? Or possibly adding Topamax to your regimen which can help people to lose weight while on Lithium?