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Hello everyone! My name is George. I'm 51 years old. 16 years ago Zyprexa was prescribed to me because I was going through a very intense anxiety picture. At the moment I was taking 3 mgs of Xanax daily. With the passing of days I improved a lot. But here comes the problem. The Zyprexa dose was 7.5 mg daily. When I did blood tests, they found my cholesterol and triglycerides very high. I was medicated for this. I was never warned about the side effects of this drug. I eventually decided to lower the dose to 5 mgs daily. I was like this for a few years, then I went down to 2.5 mgs daily for other years. When I began to see various symptoms of the damage caused by Zyprexa, I decided to gradually lower the dose to reach .60 mgs. There the problems began: headache all day that changes position constantly, dizziness, permanent muscle pain in the cervical area and in the shoulders, arms, etc. I went to the neurologist and doctor twice and they did exams including a brain scan. They told me that everything was normal and they recommended me to go back to the last dose of Zyprexa. I did it both times and the pain disappeared. Now a month ago that on the recommendation of my general practitioner I suspended the Zyprexa and the symptoms have returned. There is no pain reliever of any kind that will relieve my headacheor muscle contractions, including muscle relaxants. A little insomnia has added. I take 3 mgs. of clonazepam daily. I do not want to take Zyprexa again. It has been a month without taking it. I'm also having immediate memory problems, I think of something I have to do and within seconds I don't remember what it was. I forget what I have to do in the moment, the memory of the past is perfect. I would like to know if someone has gone through this and how they have done it. If someone can advise me or has been through a similar situation, I would like you to comment or tell me what to expect from this withdrawal.
Psychiatrists deny that these problems exist with ZYPREXA, but I never had these symptoms before taking Zyprexa !!!!
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