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Doctor insights on: What Do I Do To Counter Brain Damage From Zyprexa

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) raise bdnf levels in the brain?

Does zyprexa (olanzapine) raise bdnf levels in the brain?

Rat studies: Here are published results of rat studies. There are differences that are regional in the rat brain with changes in both and ngf and bdnf. Here is the article with the results. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15820421 1. Eur neuropsychopharmacol. 2005 may;15(3):311-7. Epub 2005 jan 25. Effect of chronic Olanzapine treatment on nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic ... ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can weaning off Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Adderall & stopping at the same time cause major problems with dopamine levels and brain function. If so what? Day 22 off

Can weaning off Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Adderall & stopping at the same time cause major problems with dopamine levels and brain function. If so what? Day 22 off

Medication weaning : Discontinuing meds needs careful supervision by the prescribing provider, because meds used to treat the brain DO have "withdrawal" effects because of neurotransmitter level changes in brain tissue and cells. The symptoms vary w/ med and person. Weaning or tapering is done to allow the brain to adjust with cautious medical care. ...Read more

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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) shrink the frontal lobe in the brain? My head feels lighter

Does zyprexa (olanzapine) shrink the frontal lobe in the brain? My head feels lighter

No: It does not, but by alleviating some of the pressure you may have been feeling there because of your illness, it might actually feel that way. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?

Is it safe to take brain-enhancing multivitamin supplements w/ pharmacetuical drugs such as zyprexa (olanzapine)? Also do side effects from zyprexa (olanzapine) fade over time?

Probably, sometimes: Research has shown high doses of vit c, e, b3 ; b6 prevent tardive dyskinesia, a serious possible side effect of zyprexa (olanzapine). I don't know what's in the supps you're considering but there are no interactions between zyprexa (olanzapine) ; nutrients to the best of my knowledge so it's likely safe.As for side effects, sometimes they fade over time but unfortunately not always. Reducing dose often helps-see comment:. ...Read more

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What're the effects of olanzapine (zyprexa) on a person's mind?

What're the effects of olanzapine (zyprexa) on a person's mind?

Depends: Usually an individuals thoughts will be more clear on zyprexa (olanzapine) assuming it is being effective in addressing the condition it is being prescribed to treat. Initially for some the medication can cause sedation, but this is usually transient. It should not damage the mind, if this is the concern. ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Generally small: Accidents do happen, but you would be more likely to get a concussion playing football or soccer. Since judo does not involve strikes or kicks to the head, it is pretty safe in that regard. The first thing you learn is how to fall without hitting the back of your head. I took judo for close to 20 yrs without a single head injury - but if you play rough, the risk increases just like other sports ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more