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machelle
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   Posted 7/16/2007 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
i wake up and i  had been sweating i wonder if its the 2.5 mg of zyprexa, i'm, also taking taking 20 mg of lexapro, i was laying my legs on a blanket and they starting sweating, i seem to be starving all the time too.
 
 
dx general anxiety disorder, also waiting on lyme test results
 
 
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machelle

stkitt
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   Posted 7/16/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello

This is Kitt. Zyprexa may cause increased appetite. I don't know about the sweating.

Lexapro can cause increased sweating............

I am sure you will hear from people currently on Lexapro.

Stay with us and keep posting.


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   Posted 7/16/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there machelle.  I am on Lexapro 10 mg, which I have been taking for over 3 weeks now, and I take at bedtime.  I can tell you that I too have the issue of feeling hungry all the time, but have no issues with sweating. 
 
I know the Lexapro is causing my hunger because before I was on Lexapro, I could eat once a day, maybe twice a day, and be perfectly fine...with no snacking either.   Now, I have to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I have a snack in the evening too.  I know it's the Lexapro.
 
I hope this helps you to see you aren't alone in what you are feeling...
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


machelle
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   Posted 7/16/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
whats bad i don't need to gain weight, i need to loose, are i'll be like my mom she got heavy and became diabetic, i don't any more problems rights now just lexapro and zyprexa is costing me $200 dollars a month

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   Posted 7/16/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, why are your meds costing that amount? Is that with or without insurance? That is a big deal, I know. Do you qualify for any kind of assistance or anything like that? I am sorry you are paying so much.

As for the gaining weight thing, I guess what you will have to do is work extra hard. Do you exercise at all now? If so, you may wanna add to what you are doing. If not, then you should consider starting. Also, keep healthy stuff around, like celery sticks, and plenty of fresh fruits and stuff like that. When you feel hungry, pick that up instead of less healthy stuff. Also, consider drinking more water when you are feeling hungry. That way, your stomach will fill up some, without food and extra calories.

I hope my suggestions have helped you. We are always here to help when you need it. Don't be shy!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


stkitt
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   Posted 7/16/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Great ideas Tammy. I was interested in your answer too.

I think all of the meds except Effexor are know for increase in appetite.

A healthy eating plan with exercise is an excellent idea, now if only I could master that :(.

lol.


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Kitt
 
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/16/2007 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Kitt. And yea, I think all meds like this increase your appetite...which sucks. The way I look at it though is I'd rather worry about my eating habits than anxiety...or depression, or panic attack...or whatever we are all on these meds. for. Ya know what I am saying???
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


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   Posted 7/16/2007 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on lexapro and zyprexa in the past and both meds made me super hungry.  Especially at night when I am trying to sleep, or just waking up from being so hungry.  Out of the 2 zyprexa will definetly make you gain weight, with long term use.
 
I think the lexapro is the one that is making you sweat, I had the same issue.  It also gave me horrible insomia.

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/16/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Lexapro has the opposite affect on me Olivia...I am far from insomnia...when I take a pill, within the hour, I am fast asleep. It knocks me right out.

This just shows how different we all react to the same meds.
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


machelle
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   Posted 7/16/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
i don't have insurance and i don't know of any help i could quilify, i don't workout as far as videos and stuff i do alot of work in the yard, mowing , and etc. and alot of house work, i stay busy a good part of the day,

nyliz
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   Posted 7/16/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Machelle,

I'm not sure where you live... but in NY we have a state insurance plan that is designed for people who aren't able to obtain health benefits through their employer. It's not like medicaid/welfare, it's more like a blue cross/blue shield that's based on your income and available to all state residents. You should look into whether your state (if u even live in the states) or place of residence offers such plans. There are always plans out there for people who require meds and are not able to get insurance... call your local pharmacy or hospital (social work office or billing office can often guide you in the right direction).

As for the exercise... again I'm not familiar with your situation but at least three sometimes four times a week I get together with my friend (who also struggles with anxiety & panic) and we walk (fast paced) for 45 minutes. This usually allows us to cover almost three miles. If you are not able to do this then my best suggestion... is to BLAST the radio and dance around your living room for a half hour... whatever kind of music you like (just make sure it's danceable) and you'd be amazed how it will improve your health (physical & mental) and you'll see that you might even start to shed some pounds (that's if you need to :) Hope this helps.
:) Liz
 
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