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Hi every one, I'm New. I have bipolar disorder, and I've been suffering from horrible anxiety, racing thoughts, I'm extremely agitated and on edge constantly, and I can't calm down or focus to do anything. It's been going on for awhile and I need some relief from all of this!
My new Dr just prescribed Zyprexa, it's one of the few meds I've never tried. Of course almost all of the reviews I see are negative.
And we all know meds affect everyone differently, I know weight gain is a side effect and my weight is already something I struggle with so I'm definitely not thrilled about that. But, I feel that this med might be what I need after trying a lot of others and still having these issues.
I've read enough bad reviews, I need some good ones and some input on if it is possible to avoid the weight gain? If so how have you been able to? I need to lose about 30-40 pounds so I need to somehow still be able to do that with diet & exercise. She did mention adding glucofauge to help.
I'm being started on 2.5mg, half to start with and she said to take another half if needed up to 2 pills (5mg) depending on how it's working for me.
I'm also on 120mg/day (60mg/twice per day) of geodon and 250mg lamictal
She plans on decreasing the geodon and slowly replacing it with the zyprexa if all goes well.
I've heard some good things about zyprexa helping immensely with the symptoms I'm having and I need the help!
PLEASE ONLY GOOD REVIEWS.
Like I said I've seen enough of the bad, I know it must be heping some people and I want to hear from those people.
Thank you 😊
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