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I've been running on and off for a number of years and have done 12 marathons to date. I'm currently training for another marathon in May, however I have problems, namely that I suffer from Chronic Depression. My medication is venlafaxine and olanzapine which is used to keep my depression under control and ensure that I sleep properly. One of the side effects of olanzapine is increased appetite and weight gain -I 'm currently 6'2" and 18 stone! I can currently run at 9 minute miling and run 20 miles per week but I would love to find some way of getting the weight off or losing the appetite. My doctor is very reluctant to change my medication as it is working well at keeping my depression under control. Is there a slim (pardon the pun) chance that someone else in forum land has had the same problem? or any doctors out there that can help? any good appetite supressants? I was very reluctant to post this but my weight is starting to get me down and I don't want it to pull me back into depression.....
Thanks for taking the time to read my scribble and happy running!