Welcome to HW. I just wanted to say when I took Zyprexa many years ago it made me gain about 40lbs, give or take a few. Not everyone is the same, but weight gain is a big side effect for that drug. It was hard b/c the Zyprexa helped me feel better back then, but yeah, I'm still trying to get the extra weight off.
And any antidepressants can make bp symptoms worse. Just talk to your doctor about all of your concerns. I too was originally dx'd with depression for many years before my bpII dx. It's very common, but at least you know what you're dealing with now. I hope you can find the right meds, and I welcome you again to this board. There is a ton of support here.
Bipolar II, Anxiety/Panic Disorder
.5mg Clonazepam, 50mg Trazodone
--Currently not on meds for bp--