Weight gain: Epilim very commonly causes weight gain, which may be marked and progressive. Patients should be warned of the risk of weight gain at the initiation of therapy and appropriate strategies should be adopted to minimise it (see section 4.8 Undesirable Effects).
Not only am I the girl who has epilepsy (which is really not that bad), I’m also now the fat girl (and that is bad)
I really really battle with this. I battle to cope with it and to even remotely like the ‘outside’ me. My body. I have no problem with ME, just the package.
Unfortunately having epilepsy (which is not so bad) is the main reason that I’m now fat (which is bad)
I have tried other medications. They don’t work. Epilim (the evil purple pill as it’s called) does. It keeps my seizures under control but not my weight.
Now I can choose to be overweight and have seizures under control or be thin and not have them under control.
The weird thing is that people don’t see my seizures. So it being under control or not, is mostly something only I know. People see me being overweight though. That is not something that I can hide although I sure wish I could hide me.
I don’t want this anymore. I don’t want to be this anymore. I want to be thin again.
I couldn’t decide if I would post this or not. Then I thought about how I am true and real on my blog. This is me. This is just not how I want me to be.
I suppose I could loose weight. I could eat less, excercise more. Just like the general public out there. It’s not the same though.
When you go diet medication to diet, it aids you losing weight. It suppresses the hunger. It increases your metabolism.
The evil blue pill … well it increases your hunger and decreases your metabolism.
Not exactly the easiest way to be on a diet.
I’m truly down and depressed….. I don’t like being down and depressed…..