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Taking Elpiem, Prozac for bipolar disorder. Have arthritis. Want to change Elpiem to lose weight

I have been taking elpiem for some years now as well as lovan / prozac for bipolar and I am haveing trouble with my weight for a long time. my doctor wants me to loose weight I am 98kg and 165cm tall. and I am 56 years old. I also suffer from arthris osteo . It is in every joint in my body and I am on pain killers osteo panaol every day can I swap elpiem to something else that would do the same thing but I could loose weight
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Hi welcome to HCMForum. You are under treatment with prozac etc simultaneously you are using pain killers for orteoarthritis.
The pain killers have the tendency for water retention and weight gain. if it it is weight gain due to genetic factor or diet related
the drugs will not have any effect. so no use of stoping or changing the drugs.
besides i advise you to follow some diet recomendations as avoid taking oily foods junk foods potato other tubers flushy fruits
like banana guava etc. practice yoga gardening etc. thanks for calling.
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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