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Medications and Weight

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Sylvia

    I’m really sorry about that. I had a terrible time with my second baby. I was terrified that someone would break into our house and I would only be able to save one child. After a month of near sleeplessness, I finally told my mother who found me a metal baseball bat and told me that if someone broke in to kill them. And that seemed to break the spell. At least until the kids started school and the anxiety came roaring back.
    My kids are grown (no one ever broke in so I was never tried for man slaughter) but I still have intense periods of anxiety. Which I cope with by —eating.
    Everyone is different but if I were that young mom again, I would run, not walk, to a therapist who could help me live a happy joyful life and 10 pounds would just be the cost.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for sharing your story! It helps to hear from other people who experienced similar things. It’s not talked about very much and it can be very isolating. I did have to laugh that your mom got a baseball bat. Good solution! 😉

  2. Lori

    Ugh, Lisa. I’m sorry you are having to go through with that. I get anxiety about the dumbest things, and always at night in bed. Like the feeling like someone is in the house or there is a fire or worse – that I won’t wake up ever again. That probably doesn’t help with my insomnia…

    Honestly, 10 pounds for peace of mind seems if not a good trade-off, at least an acceptable one rather than crippling anxiety. Hope you get things figured out!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I got that too. Horrible insomnia and anxiety and racing thoughts so I could never fall asleep. So much better with the prozac. In fact, I’ve been off the tylenol PM for a few months now and I fall asleep “normally” for the first time in like a decade!

  3. naturesblendshop

    My meds never gave me ravenous hunger. The weight gain was much more subtle. But the worst part for me was being told it was my behavior and lack of self-control that was causing it. I gain almost 100 pounds in six to nine months. So I am so glad to hear someone else had a similar experience of that kind.

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