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im on 10mg a day and i cant get full at all, i m never full , if your on this have you put in weight? what do you do to stop your self eating so much?:tea:
 
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I've been on it for 2 years and gained 5 stone.
 
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I've been on it for 4 months, and on the full 20mg for about 1 week. It used to make me hungry, but during an anxiety led breakdown, I never ate for 4 days. This seemed to stop that certain side affect. I am not recommending that anyone else tries that though, as it's neglect.
 
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My hubby was on it for a while and he couldn't stop eating, put on a fair bit of weight. Mind you he'd just had an op so he'd lost a fair bit through that.
 
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In my experience even reducing calories doesn't work.Weight gain whilst on olanzapine is a certainty.Especially in the beginning.Olanzapine has been linked with diabetes.There's some videos about it on google video.
 
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Yes, you've got to love it. The drug is so darn good with weight gain that doctors prescribe it to people with anorexia.

I've been on it for 2 years and gained 5 stone.
 
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I gained two stone, never felt full, never stopped eating. Had to come off it in the end because the weight gain was unbearable. Within 5 days of stopping med, appetite was back to normal and, as I am waiting to start Lithium and am only taking Prozac, the difference in my appetite now compared with being on the anti pych drugs is unbelievable, but in a good way. Am due to start Lithium on Friday if my bloods are ok. Good luck, hopefully the side effect of appetite increase will wain after some time but I didnt want to wait and find out!!
 
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hi

I was on it for 3 months put on just over 2 and a half stone now change to another pill and have lost a stone already. i always seemed hungry couldnt stand it.
 
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I gained about a stone and I was on it for about 3 months! Mind you, I didn't rele excercise so that didn't help :) xxx
 
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My psychiatrist has taken me off olanzapine because of the weight gain.I start taking seroquel xl on Monday.
 
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Good luck. I would like to know how you progress on it as I am wary of olanzapine myself.
 
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i have been on symbyax for months now and have not had any noticable weight gain
 
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Hi all, I am new here and this is my first post.

Just wanted to add that I too am experiencing an appetite that cannot be satisfied whilst on Olanzapine. It's a nightmare especially when the food that I am eating are all the wrong foods!!! It wasn't nearly as bad when I was on the Quetiapine :unsure:
 
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