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Hi I'm jac and was diagnosed with bi polar disorder in 1987. I have gained a huge amount of weight on olanzapine and looking for an alternative. Anyone else in this situation?
 
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Hi Jac,

Welcome to the forum! I gained weight in Risperidone and have switched to Lamictal so far no weight gain. I'm sure others can chime in on other medications they've tried.
 
UpnDwn1978

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Hi Jacsprat welcome to the forum :welcome:

Although I'm not familiar with olanzapine I've gained weight with medication (mainly Cipralex and Wellbutrin) I've taken in the past but when I switched to Lamictal my weight stabilized and I've lost nearly 70 pounds in the last three years.
 
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