Hi. I was just prescribed zyprexa in combination with prozac for bipolar disorder ( the more mild form). I was diagnosed in 2003, oddly, at the age of 29. I have taken so many medications for it over the years I can't list them all. There have been very few that were beneficial. When I find a good one it works for awhile and then I build up a tolerance. Now I have two chronic illnesses for which there is no cure on top of the bipolar. I have type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy as a complication. I also have copd. I will die from one of these someday. My point is, I take many meds everyday... is zyprexa a good idea for me having diabetes and high cholesterol too? Sigh... feeling frustrated!!
I'm an RN with bipolar disorder so I have seen blood sugar problems with the atypical antipsychotics like zyprexa. I am on one as well and must monitor my blood sugar closely. It possibly could elevate your cholesterol I'm having that problem now. I took zyprexa for a short time and my weight, BS, and labs were closely monitored. Talk to your practitioner about your concerns. Don't feel frustrated it's all a matter of getting the right med and dosage. I wish you luck and good thoughts with your other illnesses. if you ever need to vent look me up.
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