Olanzapine for GAD

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I've been on olanzapine for 2 weeks now and although i felt a benefit after 3 days I slowly fell back and now I'm feeling worse. My psych has told me to split the meds to 5mg at night and 5mg in the morning. Im 2 days into the split and I feel flat and crying again uncontrollably. I feel lost and flat.

Anyone experiencing this similar symptoms and side effects that can reassure me?

Please no negative horror stories.

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    Hi my advice to you is to get off these meds. I was on them for 20 years and couldn't get off it until a few months ago. I seriously feel like I have my mind back which was lost for years. I tried several times to get off it but it wasn't until I read all the horrors stories from other people online that I became determined and did it finally and will never go back.

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    Try just taking 5mg once in the evening say 7PM and see how you get on.

    id never take Olanzapine in the day it would just knock me out for a few hours.

     

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    I felt "weird" at first. I'm on 2.5 mg. My brain was foggy. My dr said to give it more time. It's been about a week and a half. The foggyness has disappeared but now I have swollen hands and feet. I will tell you that my anxiety is long gone. If these are the only side effects I will have (includelibg wanting to eat all the time) then I will suffer the swelling. Anxiety is worse than swelling. And I've been on xanax for 10 years, 90 pills a month. I'm weaning off the xanax but do not need it at all. Just give it more time I think. It take 4-6 weeks to get acquainted from what I read/hear.

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      Hi, i see it has been three months since you tried this med.  is it used as augmentation of anti depressant? My Psychiatrist has suggested I take it at same dose as you for my anxiety and depression. At present i have valium for the depression and want rid of it.  Do you think the 2.5 olanzapine has been helpful to you?
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