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First off thank you for this wonderful forum. I looked long and hard for success stories of people who came off Zyprexa cold Turkey successfully and was unable to. I took zyprexa for 2 months (started at high dose foolishly by psych doctors @ 30 mg) and then self lowered to 10 mg once I got out of there 1.5 weeks later. Abruptly switched to abilify (10 mg).
The withdrawal was hell on earth. I thought it would not get better. After about 3 - 4 months off zyprexa and 1.5 months off abilify, I am much better and feel much like normal self again. My sleep still needs some work, sleeping 5 hours now, from zero sleep once I stopped taking zyprexa.
So I wanted to start this thread to let anyone stopped zyprexa cold turkey or plans to stop cold turkey, that it can be done. Most people on the forums warn against it however due to difficulty of withdrawal I think.
I will post more details on how I did it soon.
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