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Yesterday I started my new diet and exercise regime, as I knew I was sufficiently overweight that a "regime" it had to be.
I have been on a clopixol injection for ten years now and on and off injections and various pills since 19 inc largactil which gained me a dress size from 12 - 14.
The injection was marginally better and with sensible eating I got it back down to a 12 mostly, there were one or two starvation diets and commission only jobs which saw me a 10.
However with perpetual and repeated use of depots, currently for ten years non stop, of clopixol, I have ballooned to 18 stone when I weighed myself yesterday. I am dumbfounded, dismayed and disgusted. I haven't gone on a crash diet and I haven't attempted suicide although tempted. I was 15stone three years ago., and a size 12 up until my late 30's.
What I have done is some research, and subsequently having found an anti psychotic that statistically - you may say that's ONLY statisics but they do count in these circumstances - that puts on the least weight and given my consultant an ultimatum, or his secretary, that he sees me in up to a fortnight, which she said is doable, and sees about drastically reducing the depot of clopixol and starting me on a back up of Ziprasidone, least likely of all the anti psychotics to put on weight and see if it is suitable for me and can eventually completely replace the depot.
I am well aware what a struggle, women in particular statistically, have with anti psychotic medication and just wanted to share my experience, and I will update after I have seen my consultant as obviously I am not certain how amenable he will be if I present all the facts calmly logically as it were, catch up soon, Fiona
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