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Well, yes, Onlanzapine is a notorious drug for causing an increase in food intake, and also weight gain.
Years ago, and i was on Onlanzapine myself, and via parents and my brother we had problems, via Onlanzapien indirectly. We had to safely have me come off, that, and eventually after trying out several other meds, which weren't right for whatever the reason, that back in 2007, my consultant of the time, said lets talk about this new drug to mother and me, and transpired was Abilify. Just haven't looked back.
I am still on Abilify today, since 2007, it does have a couple of side affects I am not happy about apart from that I happily swear by Abilify.
I have a feeling if I remember rightly, you're the poster in hospital, mental health wise am I correct? i would research with them, into switching to Abilify, see how you get on. It's more alerting, more awake feeling, and less sedative, also less weight gaining.
I'm on aripipazole and I get terrible hunger pains, I have had massive weight gain gone from a size 14-22. I also have diabetes.
The injections the solution really hurts your arm/leg/bum for days afterwards.
Hope you can find a safe drug.
I'm already on Aripiprazole as well and luckily I don't get any real side effects from that. But the Olanzapine has been the most helpful but I think I'm gonna have no choice but to come off it cause of weight gain issues. Luckily I take mine orally.
I was on olanzpine I put on three stone. I would be stuffing my face and crying at the same time cos I just couldn't stop eating. I'm sure this tablet contribut d to my diabetes. My p/doc took me odd it cos I was so depressed over my weight.