Weight gain # medication #ChronicDepression #Depression #Anxiety #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ChronicPain #ess #Fibromyalgia
I’m really struggling with the weight gain I have experienced over the past 18 months
I have put on 25kg and it is really getting me down.
My GP thinks that much of it is medication related as I take venlafaxine at a high dose and mirtazipine.
The excess weight is exacerbating my pain greatly as well as being very detrimental to my mental health.
I feel like I am stuck in a vicious cycle, but I have issues with exercising due to my fibromyalgia, facet joint arthritis and chronic fatigue.
I have an appointment with my psychiatrist next week, is it worth having him overhaul my meds to try and help me, some of the medications I’m taking have serious interaction issues that are concerning my GP.
I just don’t know what to do, and would appreciate any advice- I feel like crying every time I look in the mirror and am starting to retreat into myself again