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I am very hungry on Zyprexa, with hunger pangs. I drink a Metamucil drink with my breakfast to help me survive till lunch. I also drink a Metamucil drink before bedtime, as otherwise I wake up hungry in the middle of the night. I am gaining weight rapidly. I have just started taking Wellbutrin in hopes of stalling this weight gain. Some people also take Naltrexone but I could not tolerate it since it was making me depressed. Also, Naltrexone is for cravings and I do not experience cravings - I experience physical hunger in my stomach.
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I had uncontrolled hunger on Geodon. It was nuts. I'm strict so I just ate what I was supposed to. Once I decided I'd get full, so I started to cook a lot of food. I never got full. I just ate as much as my stomach could hold, and still felt hungry. That is a weird kind of torture.

But I would still say, skip all sugars and simple carbs, they will just make you hungrier.
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Although in some cases they allow for injecting Victoza, if you are obese and have a bit of high sugar. It takes away hunger.
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Although in some cases they allow for injecting Victoza, if you are obese and have a bit of high sugar. It takes away hunger.



I am diabetic and my doctor put me on victoza. It is great for curbing hunger. In the beginning though it gave me awful nausea.
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Very common. Drink lots of water. Fills you up and eat 4 small meals a day and healthy snacks throughout the day.
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My anti-psychotic meds made me very hungry, even if I had just ate, my stomach would hurt from hunger. As a result I gained weight on it. Not cool. But it's helped me be more stable and the hunger side effect did wear off. Now I just have to get the extra weight off. UGH. Kit
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Trileptal seemed to decrease my appetite a ton. But I'm on seroquel in addition to it now and I'm hungry very often
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I started drinking SmartWater throughout the day and it helps.
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Mirtazapine aka Remeron has been the worst for me. It's actually an appetite stimulant as well as an antidepressant. They use it to help people on chemo. It really helped my depression, but created a bottomless hunger. I never felt satiated. At best, I felt physically full. However, as soon as the physical sensation of being full - caused by my stomach being stuffed - would fade as food started to break down and move out of my stomach - the hunger would come creeping back. My roommate even complained to me because I was waking her up multiple times a night to feed. I gained a lot of weight. After seeing a particularly unflattering picture of myself in all my fat glory, I knew I had to come off the Remeron.

I also have experience with quetiapine aka seroquel. This medication also makes me really hungry, though it is not the mindless hunger of Remeron. On Remeron, I had absolutely no self control and not only did I never lose or maintain weight on Remeron, I consistently gained. On Seroquel, I have at times gained, but I have also been able to successfully lose weight. That would have been impossible on the Remeron. For me, the worst hunger from the Seroquel is at night after I take it, and in the morning. I also take adderall, and I think this arrests the hunger side effect when I take it after breakfast. My method for not gaining weight on the seroquel is to confine the majority of my calorie consumption to those times when the seroquel hunger hits. So I really don't eat much at all during the day. The first sign the seroquel has hit my bloodstream is always the unique hunger. I wait to have dinner until I feel this hunger - so I have dinner pretty late. My dinner isn't especially large, though, I don't think. And I'm able to go to bed without feeling ravenous. I usually eat a rather large breakfast. When I am done, I feel satisfied. Even if I don't take my adderall, I find the day to be easier to manage without food, or with low calorie stuff, than post-seroquel and first thing in the morning, so that's how I manage it.

I have also been on topamax, but it lost effectiveness for me. Still take it, though, just in case. I also sometimes take metformin, but it has an unpleasant side effect for me. That side effect is that it sometimes causes extremely intense nausea if I eat something sweet. I don't even have to have eaten a high number of grams of sugar for this to happen. The last time it did was when my sister made a cake. I licked the batter covered spoon, and scraped a bit off the bowl. It was a very small amount. But half an hour later I was prostrate with nausea (and it wasn't from ecoli or something from the eggs as we used egg whites from an unopened bottle, which are pasteurized). It can also happen if you eat a large number of carbs in general. Took me a while to make the connection.
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I have hunger from Geodon. Am on multiple meds but know it's from that because when the doc upped it it got worse. I took Seroquel before and that was even worse. Topomax can actually cause weight loss, maybe they want to add that to counteract other drugs.
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