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Old 05-27-2018, 02:17 AM #1
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Hi, I've posted here before about weight gain and Olanzapine. My question is, will I lose weight if I quit my meds? Currently doing light workouts and using meal replacements.
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Olanzapine scares the crap out of me — with my host of physical disorders I can’t take the stuff. From what I’ve read it can cause weight gain or weight loss.

I don’t know if you’ll lose weight if you cease taking your meds. I believe that if I were you, I would discuss your concerns with your doctor before you stop taking your meds. S/he has you on an antipsychotic for a reason.

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it is possible blupri, with the light exercises and a decent diet, but please be careful not to stop a medication for weight reasons without a replacement and under a pdocs supervision.
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Thank you for your replies, I'll be talking to my pdoc tomorrow
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Default Re: Stopping anti-psychotics and weight loss

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Thank you for your replies, I'll be talking to my pdoc tomorrow
Hi, what was the outcome? I am on Olanzapine and gained some serious weight. I talked to my pdoc and he didn't recommend switching antipsychotics since it is so effective for me. FYI I have been on it for 5 years.
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Everyone’s different but I lost a ton of weight and kept it off after getting off meds.
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