Blitz Posted February 18, 2012 Share Posted February 18, 2012 Hi Guys, I need some advice on Zyprexa (Olanzapine). A little story first. I was put on Zyprexa for a psychosis that came about from a depressive episode and was hospitalised for 6 weeks. I entered the hospital underweight at 70 kilos (155 lbs) and was on 10mg of Zyprexa. My weight increased and has now levelled off at 88 kgs (194 lbs). So the drug caused a weight gain of 40 pounds. I am now on 5mg of the drug and am on a slow taper program. I will be on 5mg for 2 months and then 2.5 mg for 4 months to prevent relapse of the psychotic depression. The thing I want to ask people in the know is how soon after going off Zyprexa will my weight get back down to normal. Normal being 75 kgs/ 165 lbs? My doctor said it will take about 4 months because I'm also on Celexa 40mg and that may slow down the weight loss. I workout religiously for an hour on the bike and an hour on the weights and nothing is budging with the fat around my abdominal area. I am really concerned that this weight gain might be permanent and I want to be able to lose 30 pounds and fit into my clothes again! None of my clothes fit me and I'm so depressed If anyone has been on Zyprexa and then off it could you inform me whether or not you lost all the weight you gained while on it and how long it took. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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