Recieved Super bad "feelings" while working on quitting Olanzapine, still working on it.

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Hi friends.

i recieved super bad feelings when i got under 100% dose of olanzapine and couldnt sleep and up-ed my dose to 10 mg (from around 6mg i guess). the feelings came when i was falling asleep.

it came like 3 times, like 70% of my cells were being pressured together.... (i'm describing the super bad feelings) it scared me ALOT when it happened and i am very scared to up my dose again because i think then these super bad feelings might come again...

they came for like 7 seconds these 3 times combined, these 3 times happened in like 1 minute. it would not surprise me if these super bad feelings were Life-threatening but i told my psychiatrist about it and he didnt know what it was but said that it was not Life-threatening.

so now i am trying to quit very slowly so i never have to up my dose again. lowering my dose by 0,625 mg each time.

i was hoping that someone here knows what these super bad feelings were and could shed some light on it. it would help me ALOT if i knew that these super bad feelings were not dangerous.

i'm not 100% certain that these feelings were caused by me up-ing my Olanzapine dose alot but i think so.

Thanks alot smile i wish you very good smile


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    My son got those.  He spoke about 'the void'.  He said it was like a deep dark hole that he felt like he was going to fall into.  He was so scared and anxious and he got severe insomnia.  He ended up hallucinating and in the end, unfortunately, ED.  He's back on this awful drug.  Started back on 7.5mg and now they upped him to 20mg - unbelievable.

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    Hi Cameron,

    Just like you have to lower your dose slowly and carefully, you also need to increase your dose slowly and carefully, and under the guidance of your GP preferably


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