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  • Success Story: Stopped Olanzapine (Zyprexa) Cold Turkey

    First off thank you for this wonderful forum.  I looked long and hard for success stories of people who came off Zyprexa cold Turkey successfully and was unable to.  I took zyprexa for 2 months (started at high dose foolishly by psych doctors @ 30 mg) and then self lowered to 10 mg once...

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  • Coming off olanzapine(zyprexa)

    Hey guys I have just started 2.5 mg olanzapine 2 months ago for insomnia and I am having side effects like difficulty in concentrating and weight gain. I want to taper this drug and need your advice on it since you all have a lot of experience than a doctor who just prescribes this horrible drug for...

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  • Olanzapine withdrawal ride from hell

    1 year ago I had a hospital admission from being majorly depressed. As well as being put on an anti-depressant they also threw in Olanzapine which I continued to strongly question the psyche doctor over the next year as I didnt feel myself at all 2 months ago I decided to stop taking it Within 48hrs...

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  • Coming off 2.5mg of olanzapine.

    Hi I plan to come off as soon as possible as i need to lose weight for surgery. I cannot get dissolvable tablets. My plan is to alternate 2.5 and 1.25 for 2 weeks then 1.25 for 2 weeks. If that goes well i will jump off then if not i plan to crush the tablets and eat the powder and alternate 1.25 and...

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  • Almost at the end of Olanzapine/Zyprexa!

    I'm almost at the end of my taper off Olanzapine/Zyprexa.  I'm so happy to have made it.  I wanted to let others know that it is do-able.  The key, I feel, is going slow.   I originally was started on 10 mg of Zyprexa.  I took it down to 5 mgs within 2 weeks...

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  • Suffering from olanzapine withdrawal

    I was prescribed 2.5mg of Olanzapine as a migraine cycle breaker.  I suffer from chronic migraines and my neurologist went through a number of different meds.  I was on this for one month.  She told me this wasn't a long term medication for migraines and switched me to a course of...

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  • Olanzapine/ zyprexa withdrawl , Please help....Anyone!!

    i was diagnosed as " late developing bi polar" in 2008/9. Twice I have tapered down to the bare minimum of this horror drug. i must be honest here ; when I came off completely I was flying high, but in my mind at least this was because the drug held me down in severe depression. It was like...

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  • hope about olanzapim

    hi there I was put on Zyprexa for almost 15 years and I developed diabetes. for the past 12 months my doctor has been tapering it from 20 milligrams down to 2.5 I did it really gradually. I stayed on a dose for a month and then reduced and then sometimes three weeks or two weeks and then reduced. I have...

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  • coming off olanzapine and epilem

    hi, for me coming off olanzapine was tough. took me months to begin to feel normal again after I stopped, but at the same time didn't really have a concept of normal because I had been in it for 8 years. I had to make sure my days started early and were full to help with my sleep. exercise, till...

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  • Coming off Olanzapine

    I have been on Olanzapine or over 6 years now from when I was diagnosed Borderline personality traits and all I can say is that I have endured 6 years of living hell. I have been taking 10mg every night for that time and piled on loads of weight, felt lethargic no confidence and started experiencing...

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  • switching from olazapine to abilify

    Hi everyone,        Recently my pdoc decided to take me off of olanzapine and switch me to abilify without tapering the olanzapine. I take 7.5 mg of olanzapine and he wants me to stop cold turkey and take 5mg of abilify.Has anyone switched medications like this ? If so what...

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  • Zyprexa a drug not suitable for anyone, under any condition

    The number one way to indentify a terrible doctor, one who is reckless and has no regard for patient wellbeing or safety whatsoever is one who prescribes their patient Zyprexa.  This is a drug being handed out to treat anything from anxiety to sleep disorder, none of which it has ever been approved...

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  • Olanzapine Withdrawal

    Hi all,  After reading most of the posts on here, I decided to write my current experience while I realise some of the posts' age on here vary between nine months to three years, but I hope that someone can hear my shout and give me a hand.   I was put on Olanzapine back in June after...

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  • I quit opanxapine two months ago ..

    Hi. I just joined this group. If I make any mistake please forgive me. I took olanzapine 2.5mg for two years and then the side effects were too much. I became so lazy I stopped going out altogether. I just stayed home doing not thing all the time. I also gained so much weight so fast!! I threw out all...

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  • Memory Loss

    Hello, did anybody suffer from short-term memory loss while taking Olanzapine/Zyprexa? If so, does the memory loss go away after quitting this med?

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  • olanzapine for severe anxiety

    Im looking for some reassurance so please no horror stories. For people out there that take thisbmedication. Is it normql to experience heightened anxiety when starting/ increasing it?

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  • Feeling like I can't breathe

    I am tapered down to 1.25mg and can't seem to get off this horrible drug. Every time I try to stop I feel like I can't breathe and nausea is horrific. Anyone else have similar withdrawals?

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  • On 7.5 mg and still feeling like crap..

    Still feeling like crap on 7.5mg... I honestly don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be on more medication.. Will I ever feel the same again or will I always feel empty moodless and constantly thinking 

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  • Tapering every month

    Well I’m still feeling moodless and sleep deprived... My thoughts are blocked off and my head is blank or empty... I don’t know what to do tbh.. but it’s my Journey so I guess I’m on the right direction.. I’m on 10mg at the moment but tapering to 7.5 next week. I’m doing this monthly.. any help would...

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  • Link to Olanzapine data sheet (for New Zealand)

    Here is the link to the Medsafe datasheet fro Olanzapine. Medsafe is the NZ govt. body that controlsw ALL medicines in New Zealand. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/o/OlanzapineDRLAtab.pdf It's written for doctors so you may have to google some of the terms. I have read right through...

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  • On a big 10mg tablet

    Well my head is still blocked from taking such a high dosage.. my sleep is poor but I can still carry on like I slept.. what do I do now? Any tips. Tapering to 7.5 in 3 weeks 😁

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  • Recently started on alanzapine

    Hi all. I've been on olanzapine 3 days now, it seems to have helped with intrusive thoughts I was getting. I was just wondering how long people was on these before the med settled properly and you felt normal again? Thanks. Leanne

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  • I have been on Olanzapine for 10 years

    My personal experience. I have been diagnosed mentally I'll with a phsycotic disorder since 1996.Started on haldol, navane, artane then risperidone for several yrs ,now been on Olanzapine 10 yrs- started at 20 mg few years been on 10 mg several yrs and still. Very stable at this have been for several...

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  • Coming off olanzapine.

    Hi I have been on 2.5 mg of olanzapine for nearly 5 months. I want off it cos of weight gain. I am on other psychiatric meds. Can i just stop or do i need to taper ?

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  • Changed diagnosis and coming off Olanzapine

    I started off "sectioned" into the Mental Health Unit in a secure monitored room. The diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia. I was there against my will. In New Zealand, they can only hold patients for a certain length of time. When that time came I was not released, so it was a court case -...

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  • Sudden (but temporary) olanzapine withdrawal

    I was wondering if anyone has any experiences of suddenly stopping olanzapine?  Due to some weird blood test results I have to come off olanzapine (10mg a day) for 5 days,  starting tonight.  It's only a temporary stop and I will go straight back on it when I've had my next blood...

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