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Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
2/21/2009 7:12:50 PM

Reviewer: Liz C., 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on thisdrug for 13 years. I gained 160 pounds..But i fell great. I am able to function in the world and not be a zombie.I was thinking of becoming pregnant. but i can't find if there are any side affects or risks..Does anyone know?

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
12/12/2008 6:38:16 AM

Reviewer: lmac, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was prescribed 5mg of Zyprexa for depression,anxiety and insomnia,this med has been a lifesaver, but I am not liking the side effect of weight gain, I may have to try an alternative,the question is gain weight or be happy?

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
12/3/2008 11:17:37 AM

Reviewer: Tao, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I used to take this as a maintenance med and found the side effects worse than benefits so stopped. Moved, started seeing another doc, who prescribed it again but on an "as needed" basis. Also take Pristiq 100mg 1x daily now as maintenance. Feel much better!

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
11/27/2008 8:45:05 PM

Reviewer: Daughter, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My 88 year old mother is on Zyprexa 10mg, along with 10mg Paxil. She also receives monthly maintenance ECT. This combination has made a remarkable difference in her daily life and desire to enjoy living again. It is a Godsend.

Condition: Additional Medications to Treat Depression
11/11/2008 10:37:32 AM

Reviewer: BobDaBunny, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband has gained about 50 pounds, in about 3 years...he is miserable because he is now "fatter than he ever was" and is more depressed. Works great if you need to put on weight. He is so tired and depressed so he doesn't want to excercise and if I send a healthy plentiful lunch he is still hungry and goes out to get fast food...and not subway!!

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