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Venlafaxine/Olanzapine and Slimming World

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by ariescat, 9 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. ariescat

    ariescat Well-Known Member

    Hi all!

    I was wondering if there was anyone on the forums that has experience slimming while talking either (or both) of these drugs. I know that they can both cause weight gain (and I certainly did when I started taking them), but I am hoping to slim down on Slimming World.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! xx
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  3. krupskaya

    krupskaya Well-Known Member

    Hi Ariescat, I'm on olanzapine and duloxetine (v similar to venlafaxine). I found the latter didn't affect my weight at all, but the olanzapine was a totally different story! When I started it made me feel ravenous all the time. It was just awful and I put on masses. I've been on it for a few years now and after a few months that side effect definitely wears off - now I am completely unaffected by it. Good luck with the weight loss - it can be done!

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  4. krupskaya

    krupskaya Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I didn't answer your other question. I lost almost 4 stone while taking both medications - but not sticking to plan once I'd reached target meant I put quite a lot back on. That's not the fault of the meds though. I've lost 15lbs since xmas so they're obviously not affecting my weight loss!
  5. ariescat

    ariescat Well-Known Member

    Krupskaya, thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my question - it's heartening that you've managed to lose weight while on the meds! All the very best for your continued weight loss xx
  6. Skinny minx

    Skinny minx New Member

    Hi I am taking 225mg of Venlafaxine and 5mg Olanzapine and joined Slimming world January 2013. Ihave lost nearly 3 stone and have found my weight loss slow and have to be very strict. I was on SW a few years ago and lost much quicker, it is definitely the Olanzapine slowing things up! Have only one stone to lose to target, which I hope will be soon. May I ask what dose you are taking? Good luck with your weight loss.
  7. krupskaya

    krupskaya Well-Known Member

    I'm taking 20mg Olanzapine and 90mg Duloxetine.

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