Patients Bipolar disorder
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Posted on 5/14/19 4:25 AM
Has anyone experienced weight gain with Olanzapine? I have noticed that since I have switched to Olanzapine, my weight has increased by 15 pounds. Granted this has occurred over about 6 months, but still. Maybe it is because my metabolism has slowed, but I stayed about the same weight for years and tend to not eat much as many with our condition do. Just looking for other input.
Also, it does make me drowsy. I emailed my psychiatrist and have an appointment scheduled. She had recommend Bupropion which may help with the drowsiness.
Beginning of the discussion - 5/30/19Olanzapine + drowsiness / weight gain? https://www.carenity.us/forum/bipolar-disorder/treatments-for-bipolar-disorder/olanzapine-drowsiness-weight-gain-978
Posted on 5/30/19 4:22 AM
Hi @twomes I have not noticed a weight gain, but I do notice I am always hungry it seems... but at this point I do not think I have had any weight gain and if I have had any weight gain it is minimal.
But the medicine makes me more tired/dizzy/and agitated. My doctor prescribed me wellbutrin at a small dosage to help with the lows (which I get more than highs it seems) and with the fatigue.