Honest about My Weight Gain to Full Extent

Being honest and out front about my weight, there you go, in the title I share with the world, well with those of you who read my blog, just how much I weigh. That being 375.5lbs, no less, no more. That is the number that defines me, that represents what I put in my mouth in terms of food, drink and medication. For the longest time I have constantly blamed my psychiatric medication for all of my weight gain when the truth is my weight gain is a combination of psychiatric medication and my Binge Eating Disorder. There we go, that is the truth, no more lying out of me and denying what is the truth, something I also need to work on.

Here are the following psychiatric medications that I take and have taken for the past six years for the various mental illnesses that I suffer from in order to remain stable.

– Clomipramine
– Lithium
– Invega
– Seroquel
– Clonazepam

The majority of the above psychiatric medications listed above cause weight gain, but this combination for myself has keep me for the most part emotionally stable for the past six, nearly seven years now. Yes, I have packed on 100lbs from these medications, but my former psychiatrists and current psychiatrist agree that my weight as it is, is better with me being mentally stable, then the risk of me off these medications and at a lower weight.

Not all my weight gain is from psychiatric medications though, the other 100lbs weight gain comes from my addiction to food otherwise known as a Binge Eating Disorder. I have had issues with food and portions all my life and have never been able to have a stable relationship with food even to this very day. It is a horrible addiction like all addictions, but you must conquer it one day at a time.

So, yes I admit my 375.5lbs weight does not all come from medication, but a combination of food bingeing and medication and I admit that and take full responsibility for that.

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Author: Katiejane

I am 28 years old, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I was adopted at the age of two due to being born premature with a brain condition unknown as Hydrocephalus. Today, I continue to battle both physical and mental health issues, but in my spare time I blog about my journey in life for others to read. All you can do is take life one day at a time. Nothing more, nothing less.

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