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This article on weight gain

http://www.psycheducation.org/hormones/Ins.../weightgain.htm

References this study comparing conventional zyprexa to zyprex zydis (dissolvable)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...amp;query_hl=13

That found that patients lost weight when switched form conventional zyprexa to zydis. I would like to have a copy of the study to bring to my next pdoc appointment. Can anyone help me figure out how to find a printable abstract? I don't know how pubmed works. I may just tell him I read it on the internet, but I'd like to have something to back it up.

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To get the article online, click on the orange symbol "Springer Link", open an account and pay $32. You will be able to download the article. Alternatively, you can go to a medical library that carries the journal and copy it. Or, if you know a student or academician with research access who is willing to make a copy for you.

good luck!

a.m.

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To get the article online, click on the orange symbol "Springer Link", open an account and pay $32. You will be able to download the article. Alternatively, you can go to a medical library that carries the journal and copy it. Or, if you know a student or academician with research access who is willing to make a copy for you.

good luck!

a.m.

Thanks. I guess I'll just tell him I read about it on the internet.

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this is personal experience, and isn't from a medical journal or controlled study. it is just what i went through. i'm not the biochemist, so my theory doesn't make sense from a biochemical standpoint. it was just a thought i had.

i was taking regular zyprexa and having a hard time with the weight, and then read that zydis could be the answer. so i talked to my pdoc and he gave me zydis. the weight was still the same problem.

my original theory was that those taking regular zyprexa, who would often be under the care of someone else, would be suspicious of their meds and likely to find ways to not take them, and so the regular zyprexa takers would be the ones to not gain weight. however, because zydis is almost impossible not to take, i thought the zydis people would gain the weight.

but as i said, i had the same issue on both forms of zyprexa. and it is a shame- zyprexa could be a monotherapy (with the addition of adderall) for me. it kicks ass! too bad about the weight and sugar, or i'd take it in a heartbeat.

try zydis if you want, but be prepared that the results might not be as great as what you hope.

loon

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this is personal experience, and isn't from a medical journal or controlled study. it is just what i went through. i'm not the biochemist, so my theory doesn't make sense from a biochemical standpoint. it was just a thought i had.

i was taking regular zyprexa and having a hard time with the weight, and then read that zydis could be the answer. so i talked to my pdoc and he gave me zydis. the weight was still the same problem.

my original theory was that those taking regular zyprexa, who would often be under the care of someone else, would be suspicious of their meds and likely to find ways to not take them, and so the regular zyprexa takers would be the ones to not gain weight. however, because zydis is almost impossible not to take, i thought the zydis people would gain the weight.

but as i said, i had the same issue on both forms of zyprexa. and it is a shame- zyprexa could be a monotherapy (with the addition of adderall) for me. it kicks ass! too bad about the weight and sugar, or i'd take it in a heartbeat.

try zydis if you want, but be prepared that the results might not be as great as what you hope.

loon

Thanks loon

It helps to know your experience. I'll be prepared if I switch to zydis and still gain weight. I don't know what my co-pay would be for zydis, also.

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i don't see why it would be bad giving zydis a shot, it can't hurt, except by giving you the same I MUST HAVE ICE CREAM effects as regular zyprexa (was that just a side effect for me? ;) ).

i don't see why your insurance wouldn't pay for it. zydis is usually used because a lot of schizophrenic people who take zyprexa are paranoid of their meds and/or just refuse to take them, so zydis is much easier for caregivers to administer. it just melts in your mouth. it doesn't taste bad- kind of like those airy chip colorful things they give you in chinese restaurants, only not salty.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I asked him to switch me to zyprexa zydis. He had heard of the study and wrote me the prescription. I just refilled my zyprexa prescrition so it will be awhile before I start it.

Fingers crossed it helps with the weight gain. He weighs me at appointments and my weight was the same as last time. I've gained a lot of weight. People are asking if I'm pregnant.

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