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I've been back on Zyprexa for a while now for my schizophrenia. It worked great in the past, but it gave me the munchies (it was like having a guy pointing a gun at my head telling me to eat); I ended up putting on 60 lb. in 2 months. Luckily, my cholesterol levels stayed well within the safe range. It was either going back onto the Zyprexa...or more severe measures.

Luckily, the Zyprexa is working great, I don't have the munchies, and I've actually lost about 10 lb!

The bitter part is that I pulled the plug on my BF2 subscription. All good things must come to an end, I guess.

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    Option hunter's Avatar
    I used to take Zyprexa back in Middle School, White. It didn't work for me. In the two month period that I took it, I gained about 50 lbs, got suspended from school, and got talked to by numerous cops because of the theft I was commiting (Money and other things). The end result of this was that I was admitted to a Psych Ward to "Detox". Worst two months of my life and I still don't understand why I acted the way I did after all these years.

    I don't have Schizophrenia, though. I have Chronic Depression , ADHD, and something called "Non-Verbal Learning Disorder". I take Geodon and Adderall for those, and I've been on them for a very long time now, and they work great for me.

    Guess meds work different for different people. I'd never take Zyprexa again myself. Glad it's working for you, though.
    Remembering_Venice's Avatar
    Being in the psychology field, I think its great that you take your meds. Most people are embarrassed about taking them. I think its dumb not to take them. If you are diabetic, you take insulin. If you are depressed, you take a SSRI.
    SmokenScion's Avatar
    Bashful Drink some Alcohol!
    /sarcasm

    I used to do Adderal and Zyprexa, topped it off with some wellbutrin. Still a smoker too. Smoked while on wellbutrin. Go figure.