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Hi my husband has been on olanzapine and fluoxetine for 6 years after suffering psychotic episodes, anxiety and depression. He has been desperate to stop olanzapine due to weight gain tiredness and feeling doped up. He has done a really slow reduction of olanzapine over about 4mths from 5mg by cutting up his tablets. He has now stopped taking olanzapine for 3mths but is having paranoid thoughts again, mood swings and is manic at times.
I am very worried about him but he is still insists he will not take olanzapine again. We have an appointment to see his gp later but I know from previous experience he is not that knowledgeable on mental health so won't make any alternative suggestions for med. Can someone please suggest something else he could try.
Thanks in advance
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