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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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  • apu91247 apu91247 KMary

    Never quit olanzapine suddenly.Taper slowly.Google for olanzapine tapering system.surviving antidepressants is the forum where you will find people who are suffering from brain medication.

  • melvin11 melvin11 KMary

    Hi. This drug totally numbs the brain. I spent many hours looking into space with no thoughts whatever, so I am sure it can impair memory along with a host of other cognition.

    The good news is that the body is incredibly resilient and self repairing. Just so long as it is nourished, nurtured and not abused. Olanzapine is self administered abuse. Mel Blake

    • bridget46879 bridget46879 melvin11

      Are you off olanzapine? and if so how long and how. I am 20 weeks off tomorrow sleeping is the only part not back to 100% but it's not too bad. Diet and light exercise helped in the first stages when it was really tough. Yes it is self administered abuse. I am so glad to be off it and have lost 8.5kgs which is more than I put on but feel better for it. All the best.

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