Q: Weight Loss - Fasting and Axid
Dear Ms. M'
Fasting is not at all a good way to manage weight, generally, for anyone. It really changes how your body is operating, including how your body manages "calories in, calories out", which is of course the whole basis of weight going up or down: when you fast, your body goes in starvation mode, and tries to hang on to every calorie it gets.
And fasting may be a particularly bad idea in bipolar disorder, because fasting is associated with the production of epinephrine (adrenalin) that can cause symptoms to be more severe.
So, there's got to be another way. Raise this issue as a priority with your doctor or treatment team.