Hi, I had PP in 2010. Been relatively well since then, but had a lot of stress in the last year (a shock bereavement) and have been put on olanzapine 2.5mg as a mood stabilisor. I have been continually on the SSRI- sertraline for severe PMS, which helps a lot. The psychiatrist I recently saw, said I should consider switching from olanzapine ato aripiprazole. He said olanzapine is often used as the first choice because it's so fast-acting. But because I was complaining of intense hunger and weight gain (it's more water retention that it gives me too) he said the aripiprazole may be the preferred drug as doesn't have these effects. And I can just switch. Am apprehensive of trying a new drug, but would like something that doesn't leave me so hungry (so tough to eat healthily when you have insane cravings from olanzapine). Anyone been on aripiprazole, or on now and can run me through their experiences with it pls? Be grateful. Know everyone's individual but am curious to know. Thanks
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