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 not had any problems with insomnia or any other symptoms. mind you I am on loxipim and paxil also. now I am on 1.25 milligrams and will stay on this for a month and then go down to .625 I am scared of completely going off of the drug even though me reductions have been easy. But I am determined to go through the withdrawal process even if it is distressing. I hope that my story has given someone else hope because I want to hear success stories that help me think that I too can be free of this drug.
I dont have any good advice other than my support. I was - until yesterday - on 5 mg of Olanzapine but only took 2.5 mg last night. So far feel no withdrawal symptoms. Hope it’ll stay this way as the idea is to get completely off it.
I can however say that if you are on winch a low dose and haven’t experienced any issues my psychiatrist would say “a Juan wean off it... you’ll be ok”. Let me know how it goes for you and I’ll let you know as well (hoping the kilos will also drop off of me while weaning off the Olanzapine!).