I suffered from PP just over 12 months ago. I have been on quatiapine since but have put on 5 an a half stone in weight. I really want to come off the Meds because of this and I also feel completely back to normal and have done for 11 months. I'm living a normal life working full time and family time at weekends. I'm currently going to the gym and doing slimming world to try and cut the weight.
I have an appointment soon will the specialist to review my Meds.
But my mental health nurse said they don't like taking you off until you have been on them for 24 months. An that there are risks of another episode coming off.
My Meds have been previously been reduced because of the weight gain. They med went from 600gm to 350g last sept.
I'm so worried that the specialist is going to keep me on the Meds for further twelve months. I do not have the will power to keep up the diet and exercise for another 12 months. I have always been naturally slim and weigh a stone an a half more than when I was full term pregnant. I'm also worried about the effects of the weight gain is having on my health
Can anyone give me any advise on their experience of coming of quatiapine and how long you were on the Meds?