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Re: Effexor and Lamictal - 1 week in

Posted by desolationrower on April 24, 2009, at 16:18:54

In reply to Re: Effexor and Lamictal - 1 week in, posted by baracuda on April 22, 2009, at 10:41:54

> yes this is my weekly workout regimine :
> monday - zumba international cardio / then pilates 2 hours total
> tuesday - zumba sculpt / then bootcamp 2 hrs total
> wednesday - spin / then bellydance / then yoga 3 hrs total
> thursday - spin / then bellydance 2 hours total
> friday - salsa 2.5 hours
> saturday - hiking 2 hours
> sunday off.
> so as you can see, my exercise has been very aggressive and has always been effective, and actually is rather effective on my depression and stress/anxiety management along with the medication, but I am still getting chubby along the way.
> my diet consists of raw and organic foods, microculture live foods and 1200 calories per day, with the appropriate supplements. I also go to acupuncture, massage and meditation on a regular basis to stay 'focused' but still, am getting chubby.
> I just read that Lamictal has side effects of weight gain too. omg. major bummer.

well, if you are having some fatigue, be alert for overtraining. i don't know how intense some of your activity is, but many people wouldn't be able to do multiple hours a day of exercise w/o drugs (steroid type drugs, not ADs.)

As far as 'starvation mode', yeah, you might be close to that, although it sort of depends where in the homostatic system the ssri is causing the weight gain. still, there is not point at which eating more calories will cause wieght loss. if you aren't, doing refeeds might help; go to lylemcdonald's site for info on more aggressive diets. do you know if the ssri is causing problems with just appetite control?

its good you're feeling not-depressed though.





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