hello dr. Chip,
He is feeling headaches, very little apetite, extreme fatigue, and sometimes hallucinations. He was prescribed depakote along with olanzapine but stopped both because he felt he was gaining weight. He was on the depakote for 2 weeks and a few days.
yes, you are correct. He hated being locked up inside the facility and refuses to go back to that doctor. He is open to seeing a new doctor on an outpatient basis. I told him he would most likely be prescribed the same thing or something similar. He will most likely refuse or discontinue any medication that makes him gain weight. Is there anything we can do now to minimize symptoms?
Thanks for the adivce, dr. I will pass on this info to him and convince him to see a pyschiatrist soon. I believe he will agree to this.