My mother was depressed and the doctor gave her olanzapine, she took it for 2 months but stopped

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my mother took olanzapine for 2 months but stopped taking it after the side effects and now she is suffering from withdrawal symptoms, can anybody tell for how long it will last?

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    Everyone reacts differently to side affects and withdrawal symptoms of these very potent drugs!

    I stopped taking Olanzepine without tapering because the Doctors weren't listening when I was in no doubt it was altering my true self with bad side affects

    It was one hell of a ride that lasted a good 6 months causing me a sorts of grief both physically and mentally but I hung in there and eventually I got back to feeling myself without that nasty drug.

    It scared the damn daylights out of me and I never should of been prescribed such a drug in the first place! A serious case of misdiagnose!

    I hope yr Mum hangs in there too😊

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      Thank you sir for giving me hope, I am worried as she is not herself and the symptoms are on and off leaving her confused

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      I'm not a Sir😏 A mature female!

      I was 2017 when I had to endure this horrible experience!

      To help counteract my extreme withdrawal symptoms I really stepped up in looking after myself......

      Daily gentle exercise i.e yoga with meditation, super nutritious food and quality multivitamins

      It's definitely no joke and I wish yr Mum feels herself real soon😊

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      Hi Karogers ,

      How long have you been Olanzapine and what dose before you stopped cold turkey?

      Did you manage to fully recover ?

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      It is now a couple of years ago I endured that awful medication experience including the terrible cold turkey withdrawal symptoms! Against my better judgement and constant questioning I was kept on Olanzapine for a good year and went cold turkey on a dose of about 2.5mg hving been started on 10mg. The withdrawal symptoms were nothing short of hell but I was determined to ride it through as within 48hrs of stopping I could suddenly start thinking clearly/speaking much more freely. It took me a good 5 months to be totally free of withdrawal sideaffects! I made myself go to the gym almost daily and also did yoga classes lots of walking and ate very nutritionally with advised supplements!

      That horror drug should not be allowed/prescribed!

      I wish you all the best with your medication withdrawal but advice doing it cold turkey can be very rough and also quite dangerous so consult with a Doctor who will really listen to your concerns.

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