zyprexa and weight gain. wellbutrin?

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   Posted 1/26/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
well i have gone up a whole pant size with zyprexa...WHAA!!!!
But the good thing is I'm feeling better. I'll be on zyprexa for 3 more weeks until the Limictal begins to kick in and we might add another mood stabilizer to the cocktail. She said wellbutrin would maybe help me loose the weight.
I still feel 100xs better. As for school. it was great until I had to come up with 500 dollars by monday or i have to withdraw....so I'm withdrawing 'cause i don't have another 500 dollars to dish out. I just paid over 1000 in excise tax that my ex never paid!!!!
NEVER put your name on someone elses loans, credit cards, bank accounts, or car loans!!!! skull   I learned my lesson.
Spring is coming soon.....sort of.

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   Posted 1/26/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry about school,is there anyway that you can apply for financial assistance?

I know about the ex crap,went thru it during my divorce.

I am glad that your doctor is staying on the meds,hopefully the wellbutrin will help.

Keep us posted.

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Post Edited (ShynSassy) : 1/26/2008 2:31:46 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/26/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Miss p,

I hope that this finds you feeling well.

I think Shy is right about the wellbutrin.  I believe that it does help you lose weight.  Hopefully the weight gain from the other will go away with time.  As a lot of side effects do.  Another mood stabelizer you could ask about is abilify.  My sister started it and lost 8 pounds in one week.  I have to see how she is doing now.  But she was also on lyrica, which is bad for weight gain, she went off of it when she started the abilify.

I hope that this helps you some,

Keep us posted,



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   Posted 1/27/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks. i'm hoping that i don't gain to much weight. i tried abilify when i was in the hospital and it made me feel funny. I'm not terribly bummed about school. I have a plan B. I'm looking for a job and then I'll go back to my old university, Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and finish up my degree there. It makes the most sense to me.
Another goal is to buy myself a new horse. I know that that might seem costly, but I am interested in adopting a PMU foal. (pregnant mare urine) They often times go off to slaughter. They cost from 500-900, i can pay it off slowly. My car is on the road and now I just have to get myself moving.
I feel so much better than I did two weeks ago. I rarely think about my ex, and when I do it's not because I miss him. It's because I can now see how badly he used me. I went on a date with someone yesterday and I just wasn't really interested. I think I've reached that plateau of wanting to be single and enjoying MY life for a while. I need to get reaquainted with myself. I'm loving life, what a change from last year with two attempted suicides.
It takes a team to get us back to good. I never really consider the work my doctors have done. I must remember to thank them when I see them next.

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   Posted 1/27/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Wellbutrin helps some people lose weight so hopefully it will for you. How smart to have a back up plan already in place about school it helps you stay positve and focused when things don't go exactly the way you want.
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