I’ve been taking olanzapine for a few years now and I won’t tell how much I gained, but just know it’s a lot. How can I lose weight? I don’t want to do too much exercise either lol. But any zyprexa takers here? And not only zyprexa, but any ap’s. How do you lose weight on these antipsychotics? Is it possible to maintain a healthy weight while taking them?
Yes its possible. Eat a healthy diet and exercise. The increased hunger from Olanzapine sucks but you can fight it. Losing weight is all anout calories consumed vs calories burned.
If you are in the US, can’t you get lybalvi? It counteracts the weight gain from olanzipine mixed with samidorphan.
Ok thankyou, but doesn’t olanzapine change your metabolism? And if so, does that play a part in weight gain? Does the change in metabolism cause weight gain?
Is it a weight loss pill?
No it is olanzapine with an added ingredient.
Wowww! Never heard of this before now. I am going to do my research and tell my doctor. Wowww thankyou!
It’s possible. But hader the higher dose you take. I’m doing 6,25mg. Lost 3 pounds last weeks. Started to eat lunch which has lots of veggies at a restaurant . Fills me up so that I don’t feel the need for any real dinner later on. I guess this may be why I’m losing weight.
Ok that’s cool. So it’s really just about the amount of calories you take in right? Vegetables are low in calories.
Don’t know. The lunch I eat contains veggies, chicken and also some rice. I don’t know why it works, but it does. I don’t use veggies often when I make food to myself.
I was on 40mg of zyprexa and weighed 240lbs, it killed my metabolism. I couldn’t lose weight no matter what I did. Diet, exercise, nothing worked so I just lived being fat.
Then I switched to 60mg of Latuda. Once I did that my natural metabolism came back and I lost 80lbs without any changes to my diet and zero exercise, the weight just melted away on its own.
I am now a healthy weight.
almost impossible on olanzapine
i had lost 2 stone while taking it and kept it off a while, but i felt like knawing off my fingers i was so hungry the whole time
changed to a less weight gaining drug and a mostly vegan sugar free diet
im not a healthy weight yet but no longer obese
Yes, veggies fill you up without adding on the extra calories. You can eat a lot of veggies and get full, and the calories remain a few.
lol with olanzapine calories counting is useless. it causes metabolic syndrom and changes cholesterol and glucose parameters and can cause insulin resistance. i gained 130 lbs in 5 months on olanzapine when before taking it i was in good shape and healthy weight. i ate more but nowhere near enough to gain that much weight so rapidly
Wow that’s wonderful. Does latuda help you mentally better than zyprexa? Which medicine was better for your mental health? I want to switch medicines, but olanzapine helps me so much mentally.
Sorry I took so long to respond.
I just ate a sandwich lol smh🤭 I couldn’t help myself smh
Yes, Latuda, for me anyways, is amazing. I didn’t have symptoms on Olanzapine but the side effects were bad, and the weight gain was awful, I slept all the time and I was lazy and tired all day. Also developed diabetes.
With Latuda I also have zero psychotic symptoms, and I’m generally pretty happy all of the time. It’s good for mood as well as psychosis.
I think I can agree with you. It seems to be hard to lose weight on this medication.
That’s good. Maybe that’s a medicine I should look into.