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i have started taking olanzapine (2.5mg/day). i've read online that

i have started taking olanzapine (2.5mg/day). i've read online that it tends to make one zombie-like. i have a diagnosed bipolar disorder 1. strangely it makes me feel like i'm on a small dose of amphetamines: motivated to do stuff (work, draw, be created). is this normal?
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