Zyprexa and benzodiazepines

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There are studies suggesting that panic attacks and other anxiety disorders are best treated with a combination of medications such as the SSRIs (e.g. Paxil, Zoloft, or Prozac) or benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax or Klonopin) and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I urge you to discuss these options further with your treating physician/psychiatrist.
The weight gain is very likely as the drug is an antagonist to histamine receptors and 5-HT. olanzapine is a thienobenzodiazepine and we know benzodiazepines can be stored into muscles and fats. Sinus tachycardia may be explainable by a simple result of increased anxiety due to the withdrawal, stress or other underlying medical conditions that should be ruled out with your doctor or specialist regarding that matter.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> (Olanzapine) is one of the latest antipsychotics. It is what is known as an atypical antipsychotic. It increases levels of serotonin and dopamine. It resembles the antipsychotic Clozapine in its structure and activity. It is not a benzo and has very few side effects (especially for an antipsychotic). One of the side effects is weight gain which is why it is sometimes favored for those with eating disorders.
ativan and klonopin are both benzodiazepines. I almost died from a seizure brought on by abrupt discontinuence of ativan. Save your son by taking him to another doctor right away. A first year med student would know you can't abruptly stop benzos. Drinking sure as hell is not the answer. Good luck.
I HAVE been battling depression and anxiety ever since i was a teenager (I am now 31 years of age). After trying out Paxil, Wellbutrin and Zoloft over the last 5 years (always short term ) and disliking all of them, I HAVE been on Effexor for the past year. I am taking 2 x 37.5 mg a day. Some side effects occured during this time, like increased sweating and sexual dysfunction, but all in all i was content and improved immensely. Also, seeing a therapist helps a lot.
Its the great SCAM. As one who has had terrible panic attacks 20 years ago (enough to end a marriage} who spent time self medicating with drugs and booze, to seeking a peace, or contol over my life, which was out of control. I go see the DR PSYC. and he wants me to go on most of thee above. We settle on xanax, because he told me it was not addictive. Well I understand panic attacks and I promise you, you will live, and it will pass. You are reading this ?
, Remeron 30 mg.(antidepressant and sleep aid), and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> 1 mg. I HAVE been on them for about a year and a half now. Happy to say that I HAVE been stable....but it was a long long recovery! Luckily I was with a great psychiatrist in the hospital and had people to support me. I HAVE had anxiety my whole life and constantly worrying about stuff and memory problems...etc. But never as severe as after my second child (I HAVE never in the past had to take meds before).
Haldol is a major medication and some ppl just do not tolerate it let alone the addition of .<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> (Olanzapine) which is a medication that is used to treat schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. It is also in a drug class known as atypical anti-psychotics. It can take weeks for their systems to return to normal if it is from the medications. Sometimes it is just a matter of days.
I am just coming out of a mixed manic/deppressive episode for which I was hospitalized. I am on Lamictal, Geodon, Seroquil, and Colanzapam. I am still having bad anxiety (DOES not feel like mania anymore, just anxiety). I did not HAVE anxiety before this happened. My family doctor prescribed me Paxil for my extreme depression that put this whole thing into a downward spiral. I am seeing a great psychiatrist now who is putting me on the right track.
get her to a new doc and see about cutting down some of her meds.I am bi polar myself(age 50 ) and I take 2 meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> and celexa for it.I dont know the other medical condition your mom has but definatly get a new doc and go from there. Keep me posted on her progress.
im on ativan-0.5mg,procyclidine-2.5mg,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span>-5mg and paxil 10 mg for the last 5,6 years...i am 21,male...last night i smoked some marijuana for the second time in my life....its been 24 hours since i smoked....i need to take my medicines again...i got sober after 3 hours of smoking....its been almost 38 hours since i last took my medicine,i really need to take them again....what do i do?
My pdoc thought that they were agitated manic episodes, but I knew they weren't as I HAVE had those episodes before. The trial and error with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span>, Seroquel and Risperdone (sp?) was miserable; I'd give each of them a shot, they'd put me down and I'd wake up with my skin crawling. I am currently on a small dose of Klonopin and that helped, but I always ended up popping an Ativan to calm myself down. There were times when that didn't do the trick.
The trend apparently for anxiety apparently is to treat it with a SSRI and if no success there, then <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> and Seroquel is given . The older anti-depressants are no longer given as they HAVE cardiac consequences, but I guess the mental doctors think it is okay to stuff up your brain completely. I told my doctor about this and he thought my psychologist and the profession has gone a bit crazy.
While it's always preferable to titrate, you can certainly start them quickly, and at least some people can tolerate coming back off them quickly (for a case study, see Oliver Sacks' account of Witty Ticcy Ray, who took haldol during the week for his tourettes and took breaks on weekends). And some people do get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> as a prn for when they start cycling. The folks over at crazymeds HAVE a pretty good handle on it, and can explain the pharmacodynamics if you care to take a look.
I do not know if I should stop taking it and continue to wean off the Xanax and continue therapy or if I should give it a chance and maybe the side effects will go away. The med side effects do not help my health anxiety in the least bit!!! Will the side effects go away? I am dizzy and HAVE internal shaking and some external shaking and I feel like someone is inside of me bobbing me up and down.
5htp etc, you wouldn't believe how vigilant i am about taking supplements and really trying them out, but no.... I ended up in a severe state and went for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ZYPREXA</span> 5mg in the end. If the high Dose Melatonin works for you please tell us. I was able to give up the ZYPREXA after some time by gradually cutting it down. I wish i knew the answer, i feel i would never HAVE got depression if i could HAVE slept. but it is a chicken and egg situation, which came first?
Theirs always a problem with abuse, dependence, and more commonly tolerance to benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin at higher doses, and yes people with say 4 mgs may just take half and sell the other half. But the maximum dose for Klonopin is decided by your psychiatrist generally the highest I see is 6mgs 2mg pill t.i.d. three times daily, P.S. b.i.d.
Thanks numbercruncher, you are the first one to actually attempt to answer my question. But what are the new "Gaba based drugs"? Benzodiazepines work on the gaba receptors and after a while the receptors get worn out, that's why it is a good idea to drop down your dose a little bit every once in a while so your gaba receptors can rebuild themselves, then go back up to regain the strength. But if benzos work on gaba, what is an example of a "new" gaba based drug?
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