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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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  • 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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  • Swollen hands feet puffy eyes

    I just started at 2.5mg I've been on it about a week and a half. Today I noticed swollen hands and feet. My eyes have been puffy and even my lips feel a little tight or a tad swollen. Anyone else experience this in the beginning? I will definitely tell my dr but just concerned. Thanks

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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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  • Mind blank what should I do?

    Was on 15mg from December till April... then got up the dosage to 20mg... Was on 20mg olanzaipine-Zyprexa from April to August.. it made all the thoughts go away... now I’m scared I permently damaged my mind.. I feel flat Numb and irritable.. I just want to go back to being my old self again. How long...

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  • Weight gain

    Hi I am 8 days off olanapine after being on 2.5 for about 6 mths. I tapered down and so far so good. Jumped off at 0.625. I am also in mirtazapine and venlaflaxine. My question is when will the weight i put on on olanazapine come off ?

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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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  • 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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  • Benefits of using olanzapine as an anti-psychotic

    Hey guys. I've been on 20mg of olanzapine for several years now. I am really alarmed by the amount of stories from people on the web who chose to discontinue this drug. It's virtually impossible to read anything positive about the benefits of using this drug. From what I've read people experience...

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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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  • 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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  • 2 days into olanzapine constant nausea

    Hi everyone I am new to this forum and looking for some feedback. I have general anxiety and social anxiety. My social anxiety really kicks in when I have to eat around people especially people I'm unfamiliar with. I get very nervous to the point where I throw up. I have been prescribed Paxil, amtriptylene,...

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  • Olanzapine and EEG

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows if Olanzapine will affect the results of an EEG. I am due to have one soon as I get Absence Seizures and my neurologist wants to check my brain activity. I have only started taking Olanzapine 2.5mg two days ago and I would stop it if I thought it would affect the results....

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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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  • Olanzapine long-term effects

    About 10 years ago, I was forced to take olanzapine for supposed post-partum psychosis (a diagnosis which I dispute to this day, but anyway...). I had to take 20 mg a day for six months. Then was allowed to stop. Ever since, I've been really ill with a long list of maladies. Formerly highly energetic...

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  • Olanzapine

    been prescribed this to complement mirtazapine which isnt really doing much.  All comment welcome

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  • Brain shrinkage

    I have been off and on Zyprexa for 3 years in conjunction with various anti depressants to treat depression and anxiety. My main dose was 10mg but I had taken up to 30 mg at one stage for a short period of time. I am freaking out because today I read today that Olanzapine causes brain shrinkage Have...

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  • Olanzapine for GAD

    I've been on olanzapine for 2 weeks now and although i felt a benefit after 3 days I slowly fell back and now I'm feeling worse. My psych has told me to split the meds to 5mg at night and 5mg in the morning. Im 2 days into the split and I feel flat and crying again uncontrollably. I feel lost...

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  • cutting down on olanzapine

    I've been on olanzapine along with venlafaxine and mirtazapine for depression. A doctor put olanzapine into the mix to help with sleep and appetite.  I'm still depressed but another doctor said lowering the olanzapine might help. He thinks it's not working with the anti depressants....

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  • Olanzapine 5mg a day. Positive experiences?

    My name is Ivan. I am taking Olanzapine for anxiety. It doesn't appear to be having any side effects although I am experiencing erection problems. My psychiatrist thinks given the low dose of 5mg a day I should be looking elsewhere for the cause. What I am looking for is positive stories as I am...

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  • Meds mix a nightmare

    Hi I am 42 , on vortiloxitine olanzapine plus a load of other. But still I dive hard every few weeks I am on 10mg evening and 5 in the morning. I just know it's not the right combo but I am not a doctor. Just some advise who also "dives" frequently

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  • One step Forwards, five steps back

    I live in New Zealand and we have our own small commercial cleaning business. Some three years ago I was sectioned into the Mental Health Unit Against my wishes) because I became convinced that my wife was trying to steal my BMW 535i.  That was not hte case, by the way, but my wife became so angry...

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  • Do you all take Olanzapine at night?

    hi, my husband is on 5mg and he takes it at night. This knocks him out for 12 hours sometimes, it can be so hard to wake him up. He is then quite snappy & moody too. My question is would taking it during the day make him really tired do you all take yours at night? Thanks

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  • Question about olanzapine and increased appetite

    Hello.ive been on olanzapine now for 6 years.i didnt get any weight gain at all for the first 3 years or any change in my appetite.my weight remained stable.but for the last 2 years i have had an increase in my hunger,only at night.never during the day.i am also on lithium and zoloft.if anyone could...

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  • Help please

    Hi All Just started lexapro 5mg two days ago for anxiety and depression brought on by the anxiety. I was on sertraline for a year but came off it a few months ago as Dr and I thought I was ready but I guess I was not as I have relapsed so dr put me on lexapro to see how I get on. I took my first pill...

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  • Zyprexa(olanzapine) 5mg

    hello there, i've seen on the drug info that zyprexa can cause hallucinations even personality disorders in rare cases ofc. my question is if it's possible for such a side effect to exist with the specific low dosage(5mg) thanks in advance.

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  • Coming off Olanzapine...

    So...heres my journal so far. I was on olanzapine for 6 years,after going through what "Health professionals" NHS called MANIA AND PSYCOTIC SYMPTOMS. I was sectioned for 5 weeks by my family as they were worried about my mania and "psycotic" symptoms.Yes i admit,something happened...

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  • Coming off olanzapine

    I've been on olanzapine for about a year and also take venlafaxine and mirtazipine. My doctor has decided to take me off olanzapine. I've been on 10mg so my dr has decided to take 5mg for one week then the 2nd week one tablet every other day for one week. Not feeling too great. Anybody have any...

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