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Bi polar disorder



New member
Jan 4, 2021
Auckland new zealand
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?


Well-known member
Oct 15, 2020
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.


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Forum Guide
Jun 16, 2020
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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