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Olanzapine - I have used this website before but not for about 4 months now It is my daughter who?
Added 1 Oct 2012:
has psychosis and she has been on olanzapine for about a year,(she has also tried several others in the past three years when she has been ill). The olanzapine 17.5mg has worked on clearing the voices, but it has put at least 4 stone on her , we are eating good food and she is getting more exersise now but the weight doesnt seem to be shiffting whilst she is still on the olanzapine. We are due to see her Dr this week to get results of blood tests and see just how bad her circulation is and her metabolic rate. We are thinking of changing back to Aripiprazole which is supposed to not put weight on, however she did find that she felt very aggitatated withthese last time. I worry about this awful weight gain she is very unhappy with it as she is still young and has never had a weight problem before, also there is the health aspects of it , she gets very out of breath easily so even exersise is hard.
Does anyone know of a way to lose weight on these tablets safely with any other meds, or does anyone think that we should change back to Aripiprazole. I would be greatful for anyones input on this especially people who have struggled with the same sort of problems. Thanks for listening Hazel Hgte
Added 3 Oct 2012:
PPS I know this is a very complicated question, my daughter keeps asking me every day if anyone has replied. Does anyone have any thoughts on her problems, much appreciated if you do. Thanks, Hazel Hgte
I dont know if this helps but my nephew was on olanzapine had the same problem. We monitored his meals to make sure he had smaller meal portions (we put his food on his plate), gave him small hand fulls of plain almonds if he was still hungry. Regular walking. As his medication reduced he so did his weight. The doctor told us that the medicine delays the signal from the stomach to the brain to tell the brain that the stomach is full.
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