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I was prescribed 2.5mg of Olanzapine as a migraine cycle breaker. I suffer from chronic migraines and my neurologist went through a number of different meds. I was on this for one month. She told me this wasn't a long term medication for migraines and switched me to a course of anti-seizure medication (Zonisamide) on a migraine preventative. I have no history of depression/anxiety/etc. My last does was on 12/12. I started sleeping less and on 12/26 begin having major anxiety, sweating, shaky, racing thoughts, severe insomnia and lethargy. My doc wanted to put me back on 2.5 mg for two weeks then one every other day for two more weeks. I was terrified of going back on only to suffer through all of this again. She then suggested Seroquel but after reading reviews was afraid to go back through the same thing. I'm averaging 1.5 to 2 hrs of sleep per night most nights with a little better sleep thrown in every few days. I talked to my GP and she suggested that I'm very senstitive to what I now know are anti psychotics and gave me 10mg prozac to deal with the anxiety and klonopin to help me sleep. The klonopin helped a bit but last night I was up again at 1:30am. After reading many blogs and forums I know that she should not have had me quit cold turkey and I'm suffering from withdrawal. I'm 26 days in now and am wondering when this is going to get better? It's too late to go back in time to taper the meds and am just trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Any advice and support would be appreciated!
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