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hi has anybody taken olanzapine and not gained weight

thank you

Beginning of the discussion - 10/11/18

Olanzapine
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@Hidden username Hello,

Thank you for starting your thread, I am sure other members will have some feedback for you :)

Also, please feel free to take a look at our medications section, here you can research medication and add them to your tracker: https://member.carenity.co.uk/medicaments/olanzapine-2329

Warmest wishes,

Josephine

Olanzapine
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Sorry, no I gained lots of weight but if they help I would take them. x

Olanzapine
Carenity Member • Community manager
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@Hidden username Thank you for sharing. yes, unfortunately it seems that antidepressants can cause weight gain but it can be worth it if you feel better.

Olanzapine
Carenity Member
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I have tried to come off Lexapro because of weight gain and I am careful of what I eat. It is a bit of a downer to put on weight and I feel depressed about my fat face and being overweight does not suit me. I also have hypothyroid which makes me hold weight.... 

Olanzapine
Carenity Member
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I put on masses of weight. Olanzapine is well known for it even though it helped I had to come off it at 22 stone 

Olanzapine
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@Hidden username Thank you all for sharing your experiences :)

We also have a factsheet about the medication here where you can add your opinion so other patients can read what you have to say.