sami Posted September 18, 2008 Share Posted September 18, 2008 I'm starting some new medication tomorrow and was just hoping/wondering if anyone had any experience with them? I wasn't sure whether to put this with Mood Stabilizers or Antidepressants, since I'm starting one of each, but I assumed there'd be more people here thinking about it than in Antidepressants. I'm starting Epilim and Zoloft tomorrow, starting on 400mg and 50mg, increasing every three days until I get to 1000mg and 150mg (I do know the Epilim needs a blood test, that has been scheduled for a week after I get up to the 1000mg). I've been on both of these meds separately in the past. Epilim ended up helping a bit but I just got so depressed about gaining weight (8kgs in 6 weeks with a good diet and fair amount of exercise), and Zoloft I don't recall but my mum says I took myself off it after 5 weeks because I couldn't cry. I've been on a lot of other medications in the past including I think all but one SSRI, Effexor, Lithium, Mirtazapine and a few antipsychotics, benzos and tranquilizers as PRNS. I'm willing to stick out the 9 weeks my doctor is guessing it will take until we see any effect (she thinks it might take awhile to get up to the right dose just because I've ended up hypomanic on most antidepressants, especially ones with serotonin) but I am really worried about the weight gain. I am bulimic and I'm not sure if it got passed on to this psychiatrist but I have in the past talked to pdocs about it and attempted treatment for it, didn't work so well, etc. but obviously I don't do so well with weight gain, and I've gained enough being in hospital on/off for seven months. I really just want to lose but told that will be basically impossible. Has anyone been on this or a similar combination and can share their experiences? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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