Olanzapine blood levels

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Hello, I have been diagnosed and treated for psychotic depression, OCD, anxiety for last few years. I was on olanzapine for 1 year (5mg), and it worked like making me sleepy really quickly and knocked me out in within 10 mins. Then I was on and off basis as I was not so glad to taking medications because all next I was sleepy. Recently my condition has worsened and I am taking 2.5 mg as said by doctor (take when required and your condition etc).
I believe that the benefits pf statins outweigh the risks and have altered my eating lifestyle so to nearly exclude carbohydrates. This has enabled me to continue statin regime while keeping my fasting blood glucose levels at acceptaptable unmedicated levels. My wife on the other hand continues to take Metformin while on the statin drug.
my cholesterol is under control and at decent levels My blood pressure was borderline high in the past and I have been taking quinapril for a while now. (max dose). My blood pressure was better at ~ 120/90. I also take bupropion xl and was taking olanzipine. I have stopped the olanzapine, after long term use. Coming off the olanzapine, I have had more anxiety and more emotion, and have not slept very well. After stopping olanzapine, my BP was checked and was now high again at 148/110.
I went on a diet for 2 weeks and I'm on Divalproex. I am NOT losing weight. If anything, I gained one kilo. I am really frustrated. What do I do?
This is a paper I wrote, based on my own research, and findings. I strongly believe it to be a factor in my relapse. IR is a PREDICTOR of SVR. This is very important to me and may very well be the reason I failed Hep C treatment... HCV slowly damages the mitochondria through a process of oxidative stress. Aerobic exercise helps produce more mitochondria and a high-protein diet boosts the benefit of exercise, which decreases insulin resistance.
I passed the breath test but failed the physical due to weak ankles, inner ear problems, and sinus problems; even in perfect physical condition I doubt I could pass those tests. I took a blood test that showed I had 0.03 mg/L of oxycodone, 0.17 mg/L of symbax in my system. Are those considered high levels - I might add that day I did take my oxycondone as prescribed because of an abcessed tooth.
Nerve conduction tests would indicate if there is any impingement on the nerves. A blood test to check your Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, levels and also glucose levels would be useful. Sometimes pins and needles can be felt because of those vitamin deficiencies. Pins and needles can also be due to nerve damage due to high sugar levels. The HbA1C test would show your blood sugar levels over a period of 3 months. Make an appointment to see your dentist with regard to your painful teeth.
doc gave immunizations, bordatella, parvo etc, then took blood to see how his kidneys are doing, I told Doc he has felt so good we couldn't believe he's even sick. She called later to say the levels they check, I don't have all that memorized, the levels are very poor, even almost as bad when he was dehydrated last year from vomiting that we had 6 days in hospital on IVs. Then the very next day the vomiting begins, and a little diarrhea. Eating well, then pukes it all up.
A Geodon to Clozaril plus Cymbalta cross taper makes sense pharmacologically, but in such cross tapers, there is often a need to make dose adjustments along the way, as what might be the right schedule for one person won't be the right schedule for another due to differences in how different people metabolize these drugs. I often find that getting blood levels of the drugs can help me figure out how to fine tune the cross-titration.
But popular antipsychotic drugs like Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate), Abilify (aripiprazole), Risperdal (risperidone), and Zyprexa (olanzapine) have been shown to increase blood sugar levels, elevate lipid and cholesterol levels, and promote weight gain.
A study reported in the April 2006 Journal of Hepatology showed that alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels -- and whether ALT decreased with successful treatment with pegylated interferon/ribavirin -- were associated with markers of the metabolic syndrome, including high body mass index and elevated blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood fat levels.
Sort of like with bipolar, people with diabetes have huge mood swings when their blood sugar goes too high or too low, and having well controled blood glucose levels sure makes it easier to deal with them. The same is true for us. Also, with diabetes if they do not take their insulin (mostly type 1 here,) they could die from high blood sugar.
I am not off meds but have been on a low does 5mg olanzapine for a few years. I manage it with self monitoring. I went ojn a course with the MDF Fellowship where you basically learn to id your own patterns 7 how to monitor so that you can give early intervention. I have a large A4 sheet with all my early symptons for high (e.g can't sit down...) and low (e.g. spend the day in bed & not for the joy of watching TV)and a list of what to do to reverse it.
Lithium has been around since the 1860's and seems to have more myths and lies associated with it than just about anything - its the favorite attack child of the current anti epileptic and anti psychotic drug makers because its generic (and this not patented and its cheap and thus not profitable for them - they would rather push their drugs which are patented and expensive) First up - reality - Lithium on its own will not destroy your Thryoid - it can cause thryroid disfunction in some patients
There are other things that can help with depression and raise serotonin levels. Eating bread can help. Also eating a small amount of dark chocolate 60% or 70% cocoa daily will lift your mood. Also try Omega 3 Fish Oil that has been proven to help bipolar. Usually people in depression are low in B12. I did some research and I saw it on the show "House" that people that feel guilty alot are low in B12.
One was on Olanzapine ...which is famous for causing high blood sugar and the other one was on Zopiclone. And to top it off, when taken together, Actos causes the levels of Zopiclone to go up. They used non-responders who were probably interferon resistant, they didn't use the best insulin sensitizer and they allowed patients to take meds that could increase their blood sugar (therefore increasing the insulin resistance).
Holy, I think you should take another blood test for H. Pylori. I just got a positive blood test three days ago, after being negative 6 months ago. Tests are not always accurate, and there are false positives and false negatives. So it's best to do it again, just to make sure. Fecalbodyodor, it is interesting that those people associate their PATM with the treatment of H. pylori. In my case my PATM condition is certainly not caused by treating GERD because I just got a positive test.
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