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[QUOTE=sgibson]I know about being scared to take meds. I went to a psychiatrist 2 weeks ago tomorrow. He didn't tell me his dx, but gave me a medicine called Zyprexa. Well, I came home, looked it up and said "no way" It scared the dickens out of me. I called my PCP and he called in Effexor. I have not taken the Zyprexa. I do have any appt. on Weds with the psychiatrist. I am going to talk to him about my "fear" of taking that med and why he thought I needed such a strong medicine.

God Bless,
Sherry :wave:[/QUOTE]

I have taken Zyprexa on and off for the past two years. Although this medication works for me for sleep, I did put on weight every time I had to take it, as it seemed to increase my desire for carbohydrates and sweets. I don't take this medication every day, just when I can feel manic episodes coming on, then it is taken until the manic phase passes. Of course this is done by my doctor's advice on when to start and stop taking the medication.


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