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Weight gain,Mirtazapain and olanazapine

(14 Posts)
ebbie22 Thu 07-Feb-13 15:49:41

Hi,i have put on over five stones in a year whislt on there drugs,and wondered if anyone has had the same problem...I was so shocked that it was so much..I dont exercise as much as i used to,but even when i do all i seemto do is put weight on...Any advice would be much appriciated..

orangeandlemons Thu 07-Feb-13 15:52:13

Mirt made me eat my head off. Just couldn't stop

OverlyYappyAlways Thu 07-Feb-13 15:57:42

Me too I am stopping mine again, I just crave carbs and sugar. I'm biting them in half so getting half a sleep just now. I find my moods quite flat on them too but the weight gain doesn't help that. Last time I went from an 8 to a 16, this time I am a 12 so stopping them now. Mitrazipine have many write up for people putting on weight.

ebbie22 Thu 07-Feb-13 16:04:07

hi,thanks for u mean ur mood seems flat whilst on mirt.?
I never have any motivation,And never excited,or look forward to things that i have planned.could that be my meds too?
Got a much needed app with consultant on tues,and really want to come off both..

MechanicalTheatre Thu 07-Feb-13 16:06:04

Yup, mirtazipine made me eat loads too, sugar and carbs.

I slept pretty much all day every day too.

It got me out of a horrible depression, but I can't imagine taking it long term.

On Sertraline now.

mandaroodle Thu 07-Feb-13 16:08:09

I put on 2 stones in as many months on mirt so I came off it.On venlafaxine now.I haven't lost the extra weight yet.

mandaroodle Thu 07-Feb-13 16:11:28

I put on 2 stones in as many months on mirt so I came off it.On venlafaxine now.I haven't lost the extra weight yet.

ebbie22 Thu 07-Feb-13 16:13:20

im on sertraline too as well as depakote....and heres me hoping as soon as i come off tabs,weight will just fall off,lol..thank you xx

politics Thu 07-Feb-13 16:27:00

I have been on this med but I had no problems with weight gain.

orangeandlemons Thu 07-Feb-13 16:54:27

I also found it made me pretty miserable. Flat, dull, no joy in anything. Not quite sure why it is an anti-d, it did nothing for me at all, except the ability to eat and sleep in huge amounts.

Was very good against anxiety though

Crawling Thu 07-Feb-13 19:55:22

Im on olanzapine I have gained 3 stone in 5months.

fedupandtired Thu 07-Feb-13 20:51:39

Olanzapine is notorious for weight gain and the reason I won't take it again. I ballooned horrendously whilst on it. There are alternatives which work just as well, for me at least.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Thu 07-Feb-13 21:08:06

It just made me sleep and eat! To the point of sleeping through my newborn and made it so I had to give up bf.
On Venlaflaxine now and cant shift the weight- anyone have any experience of Venlaflaxine?

OverlyYappyAlways Fri 08-Feb-13 10:37:57

I have been on Venlafaxine, just make sure you take them at the roughly the same time daily and always have a prescription, some people can experience brains zaps when they withdraw or run out of them, I found them good but I was one of the few to get the brain zaps, they were fine before I started withdrawing

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