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Re: pfinstegg just a few more questions promise denise528

Posted by Pfinstegg on April 26, 2003, at 15:22:19

In reply to Re: pfinstegg just a few more questions promise, posted by denise528 on April 26, 2003, at 14:34:52

You've asked a great question; people who just gain weight, on their own, without any drugs, tend to get insulin resistance and alterations in their lipid profiles. This may be the reason it happens with Zyprexa; if you are able to take it and not gain weight, you may well never have any of those unwelcome changes, although I don't think anyone actually knows if the side effects are weight-related or drug-related. You say that you can take it less than every day; that may be the safest way to do it, if it helps enough. I think it's good to be checked for insulin resistance, and to have your blood lipids checked once a year if you are taking Zyprexa regularly, as these changes do occur with a considerable percentage of patients, even if you are young- a time when you normally would not expect those things to happen.

Even though Zyprexa helped a lot, I always did have a "drugged" feeling a bit. I feel wonderful now after the TMS, which has no such side effects. Also, I feel I got into a complete remission with TMS, whereas it was a bit up and down with Zyprexa.

I always welcome questions, and love the dialogue here on PB; of course, there are so many things I don't know the answer to!





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