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Re: Diabetes no more! Zyprexa

Posted by softheprairie on November 15, 2009, at 14:50:01

In reply to Re: Diabetes no more! softheprairie, posted by Zyprexa on November 15, 2009, at 0:32:47

> Do you take zyprexa? Did your weight come on when you started the zyprexa?

I took it around 10 years ago. I was overweight to begin with, and then it packed on more pounds. I don't remember how long I was on it, maybe 6 months to a year. I also tried Seroquel around then, I'm thinking it was tried after I was off of Zyprexa. Then I was not on an antipsychotic for several years. Then I was on Abilify for a short time, but the restlessness/akathisia was so foul that I soon stopped it. I have been on a low dose of perphenazine for around two years now, I think. I had impaired glucose tolerance, but not severe enough to qualify as diabetes yet, around ten years ago, at the Zyprexa or Seroqual time. I was diagnosed with diabetes around two years ago. The only med I am on for it is metformin ER (500 mg two times a day). I do take my blood sugar readings at home.
I think the Zyprexa also caused me to have high cholesterol one time when I was on it. I remember once my total cholesterol was 218, and I was only around 22 years old, and vegetarian at the time. But since being off of Zyprexa and Seroquel, my total cholesterol has been back at a normal rate in the 160s or 170s. Although, now that I say that, I sort of remember my latest reading of it may have crept up to the 180s; I don't remember exactly.




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