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How To Lose Weight Gained From Zyprexa
I've been on a lot of antipsychotics gained weight when off I lose weight I'm being winged off zyprexa (olanzapine) are there any that don't cause weight gain?
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
I am on 5mg zyprexa for sleep I gained weight when off psychotics I lose weight np gave it to me are there non weight gain meds? I heard of lunesta (eszopiclone)
Sleep aids.: Prescription hypnotics all carry the risk of dependency. You may try over the counter Melatonin 3-9 mg in the evening. It is natural and safe. ...Read more
I had a brain surgery last july and I used zyprexa (olanzapine) and tegretol daily until this january. I gained a lot of weight. Will I lose weight as im off meds?
You could: You could lose weight when off these medicines, especially if you increase your exercise and attend to a healthy food plan. Talk with your doctors about this; they'll likely have more personalized recommendations for you than we're able to provide without knowing you. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I am on 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) I lose weight when off of antipsychotics will ga medicaid cover dietitian? Are there other sleep meds that won't cause weight gain
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Zyprexa (olanzapine) isn't usually used for sleep alone. It's an antipsychotic with potential side effects [like weight gain] best avoided unless you truly need its antipsychotic activity. It's important for you ; your doctor to determine why you're having sleep problems. Maintain good sleep hygiene -- for tips, see http://tinyurl. Com/lpcwhxt covered medicaid services differ between states -- ask locally. ...Read more
I have been on seroquel geodon (ziprasidone) Abilify I could diet on geodon (ziprasidone) lose weight now on zyprexa are there non weight gain psychotics? Abilify didn't sedate me
Even though you had: Weight gain on zyprexa, (olanzapine) you will likely still need to work at weight loss if you stop it or decrease the dose. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine) and weight: Yes, you can try reducing dose to 10 mg for 2 weeks and then 5 mg for 2 weeks and then even stop the medicine if do not see recurrence of system. Make sure you are working with a counselor or working with a friend or family to observe any negative symptoms during taper. Also try to drink plenty of water and avoid juices with too much sugar and artificial sweeteners. ...Read more
What is a weight neutral antipsychotic? I used to take geodon (ziprasidone) I could lose weight on it doc said dangerous with my meds now on zyprexa for mood, sleep
How long does it take to lose weight once you are no longer on zyprexa (olanzapine)? I am bipolar and weigh 189 I used to weigh 125. This is very stressful. I am still taking lithium 750mg once aday.
I can't lose weight on zyprexa (olanzapine) given for insomnia from childhood torture I lose the weight while off anti psychotics will GA medicaid pay dietitian?
Optimize sleep Rx:
Zyprexa (olanzapine) does increase appetite (and so do most other neuroleptics by antagonizing the Dopamine in your brain) A dietitian may not be able to help; consider optimizing your sleep Rx.
If Zyprexa (olanzapine) happens to be the only reasonable choice, at least stay away from all products containing fructose (like high fructose corn syrup), and limit your carbohydrates intake. ...Read more
Yes you should: Good to recognize weight gain from Zyprexa (olanzapine) at 5 kilos. Yes, when you stop taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain should slowly reverse. However, discuss with prescribing doctor alternative med that is less likely to cause weight gain. Best way to lose the weight is exercise daily and eat healthy. Cut out junk food, sugary drinks/sodas and you'll feel better. Good luck and take care. ...Read more
Can switching from Zyrpexa to Zyprexa (olanzapine) Zydis lead to losing weight gained on normal Zyprexa (olanzapine)?
Highly unlikely: The mechanism of antipsychotic-induced weight gain appears to have no connection to formulation. It's not totally clear that it's even related to dose. They act in the brain to drive appetite and likely in the periphery to induce other negative metabolic effects (cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, hormonal, etc). If Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the right drug for you, use aggressive diet, activity, and meds to ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain how to get it off and how much can I eat in a day to lose. I'm 6 ft 2 and weigh 190 I want to be 170.
Alternative medicine: At your height of 74", 190 pounds does not seem to me to be an extremely excessive amount of weight gain; but in any case, weight gain associated with zyprexa will probably not improve until the zyprexa is stopped regardless of reasonable dietary restrictions. Alternative medications to discuss with your doctor that would be less likely to cause weight gain are Abilify and geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more
I am getting lapband does it make you feel full faster? I can't diet exercise on zyprexa (olanzapine) anti psychotics I gain weight while not on it I lose it
Lap Band: The surgeon puts a band around your stomach, and then your stomach only allows a small amount of food at a time. Yes, you would feel full faster. You will need to follow the instructions they give you after the surgery, though. Also, if you're motivated it's not impossible to exercise while on antipsychotic medications. You could consider working with a trainer and nutritionist. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm finding it almost impossible to lose weight, because I'm taking olanzapine. Why does the drug increase weight so badly?
Several reasons.: Sometimes it affects your energy level and you don't get as much exercise. Sometimes it increases appetite, too. It is crucial to count calories, so you don't exceed the calories you need daily, or you will gain weight. Cut your calories by 100 a day and you will lose 1 pound a week. Walk a mile and you will burn 100 calories. It's a numbers game. Know what you eat. Count condiments even. ...Read more
Symbiax: Combination of prozac/zyprexa in short run can cause weight gain, depending on the dose. However, I have several patients on the medication for several months that told me they have maintained their wt. Or lost some, when their moods have been stable for some time, while they maintain healthy life-style changes. ...Read more
Will zyprexa (olanzapine) make me gain much weight? I was prescribed zyprexa (olanzapine) but I'm afraid of gaining too much weight
See below.: If you are concerned about your weight, that is an important discussion to have with your prescribing doctor. In addition to impacting appetite/ weight, medications in the same class as zyprexa (olanzapine) can also impact your blood glucose and lipid levels. While some patients suffer from these side effects, others do not. Your doctor can help you balance these concerns against the benefit from zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more
I see practitioner was tortured as child take 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) for sleep gained 60lbs np says not many meds non weight I take it or not what to tell him?
Encourage you to: See a psychiatrist. If an atypical anti-psychotic is needed there are a number of other choices in addition to zyprexa (olanzapine). Zyprexa (olanzapine) is well known for the side effect of weight gain. If sleep is the only condition the zyprexa (olanzapine) is being used for - there are also sleep medications that can be used. If your nurse practioner is not familiar with other treatment options - then seeing a psychiatrist ...Read more
Upon discontinuation, what is the likelihood that / how quickly should I expect to lose the 20 lbs gained while taking olanzapine/zyprexa?
After Zyprexa (olanzapine) wtloss: Most of the patients that I have switched off of Olanzapine and onto another drug were able to lose their weight. Those who exercised and dieted lost faster. I would guestimate that it will take you under three months if you work at it. Best wishes to you. Go packers! ...Read more
I take 5mg zyprexa (olanzapine) I was tortured as kid tried other meds gained weight practitioner said I can take it or nothing at all are there other sleep meds?
Zyprexa (olanzapine): Is actually an antipsychotic medication that has sedation as a side effect. Many people gain significant amounts of weight on zyprexa (olanzapine). There are many medications that can be used to assist with sleep. If your practitioner only gives you the choice of zyprexa (olanzapine) or nothing for sleep problems - you might want to see another medical provider. ...Read more
Craving carb and sugar on 5 mg zyprexa. Do you always gain weight on this medicine if you exercise and eat healthier?
Weight gain is very: Common but does not happen to everyone taking Zyprexa. However lifestyle measures including exercise, sleep and dietary adjustments can reduce the amount of weight gain or even eliminate it in many individuals. If weight gain is problematic despite these measures then the prescriber may find an alternative medication with less risk. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
Is it possible not to gain weight on zyprexa (olanzapine)? the last time I was on it for 3 months it caused 35 lbs of weight gain. But I need it for stopping schiz
Big challenge!: It really does change the natural bacteria that live in our gut in ways that cause the gain. It is so common and troubling that there are efforts to find ways to correct it but so far not enough success. Urge your Dr to seek a better alternative if possible or to monitor your GI for optimal function. This is really hard - sorry. Work w/ the Dr to do their best! ...Read more
What are a list of weight neutral antipsychotics? I am gaining weight on zyprexa helps me sleep practitioner said geodon (ziprasidone) dangerous with meds
Gaining weight on antipsychotics been on a lot taking 2.5mg zyprexa for mood/sleep lost lbs on geodon (ziprasidone) but what can be used with it for sleep?
Question your meds: Why are you taking Zyprexa and Geodon (ziprasidone)? Both are antipsychotic meds used for severe psychiatric disorders. Discuss with prescribing doc. If you don't have severe (one step away from being hospitalized) symptoms or problems with reality testing, you may do better getting off these meds. Consider other meds for mood swings and/or insomnia less likely to cause weight gain. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Zyprexa--weight gain: First, both are very good antipsychotics. Invega Sustenna specifically is a long-acting shot. So it doesn't need to be taken daily. Invega is similar to Risperdal but developed to have fewer side effects for some people. Zyprexa comes in tablets and long-acting shots and works very well for many people. But, it is well known for causing significant weight gain in some people. ...Read more