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How much weight did you gain on clozapine, if you gained any?

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Did you gain weight on clozapine?
 
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I've been on clozapine for a year and I've gained 40 lbs, plus I have metabolic syndrome. I have high amount of fat in my blood, and I'm pre diabetes. I think that the clozapine and Invega are to blame.
 
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I've been on clozapine for a year and I've gained 40 lbs, plus I have metabolic syndrome. I have high amount of fat in my blood, and I'm pre diabetes. I think that the clozapine and Invega are to blame.
Thank you for your response.
 
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@fazza have you ever been on clozapine?
Yes I have. I had to stop due to low neutrophils (type of white blood cell) My weight rocketed from around 80kg to 105kg but i felt fantastic with no symptoms
Can i help with anything? If so let me know
 
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Yes I have. I had to stop due to low neutrophils (type of white blood cell) My weight rocketed from around 80kg to 105kg but i felt fantastic with no symptoms
Can i help with anything? If so let me know
I'll be starting it soon, so a bit worried. thanks for your response!
 
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Don't have problems with weight and I've been on them for 4 years!
what do you think helped you not gain weight on clozapine? or was it just naturally not an issue? (like for me when i was on invega i started gaining weight and had severe constipation till i took magnesium for constipation everyday)
 
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what do you think helped you not gain weight on clozapine? or was it just naturally not an issue? (like for me when i was on invega i started gaining weight and had severe constipation till i took magnesium for constipation everyday)
Exercise and learning to manage ways to suppress major appetite- coffee and tea helps me.
 
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when i was on that i ended up gaining around 15kg. I was overeating and not being active at all though. i got weird on that medication. Glad to be off it now and back to my old self and weight
 
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i was on this medication but had to come off of it due to a low white blood cell count i also put on weight and struggled to loose it until recently x
 
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I have never been on clozapine, they wanted me on it because all the other meds failed. I did agree to go on it after months of me being hassled, but refused point blank the blood tests each week. I was honest and up front, in the end they left me on olanzapine and aripriprazole and I self manage the symptoms that bleed through. Olanzapine is supposed to be the worst one for weight gain, I went from 13 st to 15.5 st. I’m 6’1” so I don’t look too bad with the weight, just a bit of a paunch! And my weight hasn’t changed for 20 years.

the reason I wrote all that? I just wanted to let you know that there are other options to clozapine and if they fail, there’s always polypharmacy!
 
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