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I want to get advise on what other medications I can take to

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hi I want to get advise on what other medications I can take to help with the side effects of zyprexa 10ml, see I am un able to go on with my normal life because of these side effects, please tell me other drugs I can take to help with these side effects, rapid weight gain
problem with memory,high blood pressure,sleepiness,trouble with sleeping,tiredness or weakness,increase appetite,sleeplessness,feel weak or tired,lack of energy
increased appitite, plz if you can tell me other medication that can help or support zyprexa, even off the shelf, main problems being, feeling sleepiness, feeling tired or weak and lack of energy just want to sleep, and sleeping for 14 to 15 hours a day, I can not work, or do anything, I feel tired, lack energy, plz tell even off the shelf medication that can support these problems
Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any other medications?
How long have you been on?
This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no i don't have any other medical problems and i don't take any other medication

i have on zyprexa for 2 years and then change to quatipine for 4 years and then back on zyprexa for 1 year not,

please if can tell me other medication that can help me with sleeping so much, and eating so much, and feeling tired and sleepy through out the day, i treid drinking tone of coffe and tone of red bull, is their any medication that is known to support zyprexa side effects

I'm sorry to say, but given your post I can not recommend another medication that will counteract all the problems you are having with the Zyprexa. Your issues are too complex for the type of solution you are looking for.
That being said, I would recommend talking with your prescribing doctor and ask her if you should stop the zyprexa and try a different medication or combination of medications.
If you do not feel that your doctor is willing to help you solve these problems you might want to gather up your medical records and get a second opinion at a large university medical center.
Why an institution like this? Because at an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.
Does this make sense to you?
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Dr. Rick MD FACS
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