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05/08/2012 06:41 PM

Olanzapine?

mrlmonroe1
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Saw the doc today - and she has adjusted my meds. Wellbutrin down, lithium up, and added olanzapine to help with sleep. So has anyone here taken it? I know everyone is different with how it works - just interested if anyone has had success using this drug.

Thanks in advance...Smile

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05/08/2012 06:46 PM
Cages1976
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I take it. Helps me with my sleep and my mania.

05/08/2012 07:58 PM
mrlmonroe1
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cages - good to know!! Thanks for the post Smile

05/08/2012 07:58 PM
mrlmonroe1
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cages - good to know!! Thanks for the post Smile

05/08/2012 08:02 PM
Yrollam
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I take it, it's also known as zyprea. It helps me with mania and depression some. It used to knock me out but it doesn't anymore.

05/08/2012 08:07 PM
zephry1967
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I used to 5take it it made feel like zombie and I gain 35 lbs. Maybe work better for you.

05/09/2012 08:52 AM
mrlmonroe1
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Yikes Zephry - I hope that's not my story. Gaining weight on these drugs is always my biggest fear. I did wind down last night better than any night for a long time, and sleep well without the aid of OTC sleep aids that are wreaking havoc on my system. We shall see what happens over time. I do eat calorie reduced, and work out every day...so I hope I will evade the inevitable weight gain from these drugs.

05/09/2012 09:40 AM
butterfly9
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Yeah, I gained about 30 lbs on it too. But, it made me feel like eating hamburgers all the time. If you can avoid this...it may just work fine.

Good luck, Monroe. Smile


05/09/2012 09:45 AM
Bangbang
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I have been taking it for years now and not gained apound. Infact I have lost weight. It works great for sleep.

05/09/2012 09:49 AM
is626
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For me it has been the only atypical anti psychotic that works. Without I would be a mess
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