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antipsychotics and diabetes medication

Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by apple123, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. apple123

    apple123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience of taking antipsychotics? I've taken one for a very long time now and its what led to me getting diabetes as well as putting on a ton of weight. I'm concerned that as long as I'm still on it, it will be undermining my attempts to reduce my sugar levels but my doctor doesn't seem that knowledgeable about it and neither does my psych. I take 300mg of amisulpride plus 2000mg of metformin and my last blood sugar fasting test was 9.
  2. elainechi

    elainechi · Well-Known Member

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    i beleive that antipyschotic meds can make feel hungry and you put on weight mainly round the belly. this can be a cause of type 2. taking antipyschotic medication is important so don.t stop taking it. but you may want to look as a low carb diet as it may help the weight loss and.give good bs. als. sorry i can.t help futher but im surprised your pyschiatric dr hasn.t come across this. look at the low carb forum. good luck x
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