What Diet Pill With My Meds
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Q:  What Diet Pill With My Meds


I have been taking medications for several years. Lithium, depakote, and now Zyprexa. My main concern is my weight.  I weighed 145 lbs and now I'm pushing 200.  That is more depressing than anything.  Why weight has been a roller coaster through the years, but Zyprexa seems to be the worst weight-gain med. that I have taken.  My therapist doesn't have any suggestions, can you think of an alternative diet pill that wouldn't effect my med. Thanks for your help, your insight would greatly be appreciated.

Sincerly,
Kim

Dear Kim -- 
I know of no diet approach to this.  Even exercise, which is extremely helpful in multiple ways otherwise, does not seem to be enough to deal with this kind of problem.  I check thyroid closely, then consider switching to other medications. 

Dr. Phelps  


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