Olanzopine Experiences?

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Hi all, I've just been prescribed 2.5mg of Olanzapine to treat my stubborn severe depression and anxiety along with increase dose of Venlefaxine to 300mg.

Apart from weight gain which I understand is a common side effect has anyone any advise or experience With this drug? 

Neil 

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    My niece takes this and it helps her a lot.. Plus she takes Prozac,xanax.. 
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      I'm on Venlefaxine, Buspirone and Propranalol the last two im cutting back on so will just be on Ven and Olanzapine. I do have a small supply of diazepam. 

      Saw Psychiatrist today who increased venlefaxine and added Olanzapine as depression  severe depression with anxiety. 

      N

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      I've been on it for around 10 years as my depression is a genetic type rather than reactive, I've always tolerated it and only side effect is that I find it difficult to finish a wee off... Gets me some funny looks in the gents.

      Down side appears to be a bit of tollerance hence its been increased to 300mg per day which is above the outpatient dose. It's difficult to say how buspirone has been as my GP says it's a bit hit and miss but wirked in the past for me, you need to take it for a couple of weeks to notice any effects but it is apparently a good anti anxiolitic when taken with anti depressants.

      Propranalol shoukd blood for migraines, I suffer from "Cluster Headaches" abd just been going through a bout, worst pain known to mankind! So I take Varipamil to prevent them when in "cluster" abd have sumitriptan injections if one sneaks through. I can go years without a bout but if I'm in a prolonged period of stress it triggers them off.

      Uou can get sumitriptan nasal sprays or tablets for migraines, unfortunately the nasal spray won't really touch a cluster headache at least for me hence why I need the injection type. 

      Hope you feel better soon. N 

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