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November 2017 newbie

Hi, I'm Daisy.

I am 44. In March 2017 I was put on several medications (anti anxiety, antidepressants and anti psychotics). In the last 6 months I have put on 2 stones which is really getting me down.

I'm hoping that healthy eating and exercise will help me reduce some of this gain.

Looking forward to receiving and giving support on this forum.

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Hi and welcome, Daisy :)

We do have other members who are having to battle weight gain brought on by medication, so you'll have very good company.

I'd like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we hope will be a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out. If you just post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon break the ice. Here's the link

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

You'll find all the information you need to navigate the forum in the header, so please take the time to read it carefully.

Wishing you all the best :)

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Hi Daisy, I am a newbie. Over the past year I packed on 50 lbs due to antidepressants and anxiety medication. I am currently exploring different medication options....

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Hi there, sorry that you are suffering this weight gain too. I’m meeting my psychiatrist this week, but i’m reluctant to change meds as i do feel well mentally. I wIll ask him if the weight goes down as quickly as it increased once we are off the meds.

Daisy xx

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Hi Daisy, it's good to hear you feel good mentally 😊. What is your plan to lose the weight?

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Welcome Livetotravel you will find great support here and sounds like you are thinking positively which is so important.

Come on here lots and join in, follow the link Moreless gave you and will soon get into the swing of things.

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I was put on antipsychotics too and gained forty pounds!

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Hi there, it’s so scary how quickly the weight piles on isn’t it. Sorry to hear that you have been affected by this as well.

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Hello Daisy, I'm new on here too, and the support I have had so far has been amazing....good luck x

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Thanks Carol xx

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Welcome Livetotravel and good luck on your weight loss journey I'm sure you will get lots of support on here 😃

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Welcome aboard!! You found the right site. We are great bunch of people here. Full of compassion,encouragement and tips to boot. Just start eating healthy meals and snacks. As for routine exercise a 1/2 hour walk to start. Make sure it is attainable and then work your way up. Best wishes on your journey.

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