Coming off Olanzapine

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Hi I'm 18 and I was given Olanzapine after declining SSRIs as I needed instant relief from an anxiety episode, I've only been on Olanzapine for 17 days and I want to stop before any of the permanent effects I've been reading up on occur. Does anybody have any knowledge on how I would go about tapering down and/or know if 17 days is long enough for the effects to be permanent, I'm experiencing hellish short-term memory loss although the olanzapine did serve its purpose

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    Hi Joe , im still struggling with Withdrawals from Zyprexa. I was on 15mg Wafers for 5yrs and tappered down over a 6-8wk period and im into my 10th wk off this terrible drug. Im not sure what dose you are on but i think for the short period of time you've been on it you should hava good chance of getting away with very minimal Withdrawals. However would be wise to tapper down slowly. A pill cutter can help you break tablets into halves or quarters etc. Good luck mate hope all goes well. Lloyd from Oz

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    Honestly that drug Olanzapine should be banned going from my own hell experience coming off it after a year and hearing so many hell stories from others!

    It causes so many other problems!

    It really makes me angry!

    You should be fine having been only on it for such a short time but taper off very very slowly!

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    Very wise! Definitely the way to go! :-)

    Very very slowly!

    I went cold turkey and it through my mind and body into chaos!

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