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Re: Lithium...did you gain weight? or, other options?

Posted by morgan miller on February 5, 2011, at 23:08:56

In reply to Re: Lithium...did you gain weight? or, other options? morgan miller, posted by BetweenDreams81 on February 5, 2011, at 14:28:15

You could consider Zoloft along with a moderate dose of a low to moderate dose of a mood stabilizer-lithium or depakote,whichever works best. I really don't think your mother's reaction to lexapro is a good judge of what yours will be. One thing to consider is that you are much younger than your mother which could play a role in having a more positive response. Was your mother ever on any other medications before lexapro? This could also affect the outcome of her treatment.

>That's good to know. I do keep to a fairly healthy diet (my only major battle is dairy! I cannot live without dairy!)

What's wrong with dairy??? Unless your eating high sugar/white grain cereal with milk or lots of ice cream, I see no problems with dairy. You just don't want to eat TOO much dairy. Some strict paleo dieters eliminate dairy from their diets, but I don't think you are going for that approach. I eat plain whole milk yogurt everyday and have cereal with whole mild yogurt a few times a week. I also eat goat cheese a few times a week when I make my dandelion salad. Dairy is very good for you when you eat moderate to high fat dairy that is minimally pasteurized and unhomogenized-which might allow for some enzymes lost in most ultra pasteurized dairy and higher nutrient value. Moderate to high fat dairy provides good fats and allows for better absorption of nutrients.

Fat in your diet is not the enemy as long as it's from a good source(animal, eggs, nuts, dairy) and in moderation(meaning you shouldn't be trying to cut down on it, just don't eat too much. If you eat a good balanced diet and don't overeat, fats should not be a problem at all). Sugars and grains are the real bad guys as they spike insulin, make you gain weight, and give you inconsistent energy levels. Your mind and body work more efficiently on fats than on sugars and grains.


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