6un6silent6 Posted July 5, 2010 Share Posted July 5, 2010 I've been on Lithium 600mg for quite some time and have not gained any weight. As soon as I've upped to 900mg and am becoming stable I've put on 4lbs in 9 days. It should be noted that my face looks a bit "chubbier" and I feel bloated so it may be water weight. My concern is that I'm going to blow up like a balloon. Granted, I feel too good right now to stop the Lithium (and I'm not that stupid) but I'm wondering if anyone has experienced that immediate weight gain and how they dealt with it. I can say that I'm actually hungry now that I'm not hypo all the time and I'm eating normal meals but craving sweets something awful (I've already been tested for Diabetes so it's a non-issue). I'm also exercising 20-30m/day and staying hydrated (1Gal/day min). One of the things that makes me think it's water-weight is that I'll not urinate as frequently sometimes despite pounding down water. It might be time for me to lower my salt intake a bit as I'm notorious for salting everything. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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