Feeling moodless and Empty.. my Thoughts are blocked and I just don’t know where to go or what to do.. how long do these side effects last and will I ever feel myself again 😓
I was on zyprexa (initially 30 mg, 20 mg at night 10 mg in the day, then self decreased to 10 mg daily) for roughly 2 months until my psych switched me to abilify. After taking abilify for roughly 3 weeks I cut the pill in half for a few days and decided I didn't want to become progressively worse so i stopped cold turkey. I just had a bad feeling that the longer I took these drugs the harder it would be to come off of them or if even that was an option. The psych kept telling me that I would most likely need to stay on the drugs at least 6 months, but that sounded like her just trying to get me hooked.
Anyways, the day I switched from zyprexa to abilify the insomnia started. I've been off of zyprexa for roughly 5 and a half weeks now and off of abilify for 10 days. The insomnia is still bad, I occasionally get a half nights sleep when I'm extremely exhausted but it's been hard. Having been on zyprexa for only 2 months I would think the withdrawal symptoms would be more bearable but it seems like I am still being affected by this wicked drug. I can say that I am feeling better than when I was on the drug.
Please let me know how you are faring now. Thank you for listening and sharing any input you can.