Our expert says:
Weight gain can indeed be an annoying side-effect o some of these meds, in some of us ( fortunately not in ALL of us ). They can still be influenced by the usual interventions - a more careful and healthy diet and exercise plan. And the whole plan needs to be discussed with your psychiatrist - the medley of meds is worthwhile if it enables you to feel well and stable. If while on it you are still depressed, its not yet an ideal combination.
Nobody from outside, without the benefit of knowing all about you, and without having conducted a detailed eprsonal assessment, can advise on any logical changes to this medication ensemble, but discussion with your shrink should be able to sort this out.
When you say you're only able to see your psychiatrist in 2 months time, is this because he/she isn't available till then, or is this a resriction imposed by your medical aid ? Either way, it isn't a wise restriction
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