Starting Zyprexa Tonight

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DreamCorridor

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#1
So tonight my brother has decided to start Olanzapine (generic for Zyprexa).

So he'll be on 25 mg of Paroxetine, 100 mg of Lamotrigine, and 2.5 mg of Olanzapine.

Are there any suggestions or anecdotes anyone can offer before he gets on it?
 
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He needs to watch his diet while he is on it. I went on it for a few months and gained a ton of weight because it made me want to eat all the time. It also made me really tired and I had difficulty concentrating. It didn't work for me, but that doesn't mean it won't work for him. Everyone reacts to medication differently so I can't really say how he will react to it. I'd just tell him to pay attention to any side effects he might be experiencing and bring them up to his doctor.
 
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I believe I was on 10 mg, so a lot more than he is taking. On 2.5 mg he may not have any issues, but like I said everyone reacts differently.