Zyprexa and insomnia

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There are a lot of people with chronic insomnia and the common factor is Zyprexa withdrawal. Must be an explanation for that. I am thinking to report my case to FDA. Maybe they can open a research and find the cure.
How long after stopping zyprexa will I experience withdrawal symptoms.
It is probably not a good idea to use Zyprexa (which is an antipsychotic) as a sleep aid. Zyprexa can cause both sedation and insomnia. The dose you took is relatively small, but it can still cause side-effects and withdrawal effects. Did your doctor prescribe this to you? If you are having trouble sleeping, there are many other techniques and medications that can be used.
Well I know that on Seroquel I had insomnia and that can happen although sedation is of course more common. Actually if insulin resistance was what your psychiatrist was concerned about Abilify is the least likely out of currently available antipsychotics to cause it and its in a different class than the rest (serotonin dopamine antagonists) so that might be a possibility.
It came to my attention recently through my therapist that Zyprexa which is an antipsychotic is given to people suffering from other common anxiety disorders. A few years back when I had chronic insomnia and got very anxious and depressed due to the sleep loss, a psychiatrist prescribed me Remeron and Zyprexa. Zyprexa to get the sleep going until Remeron kicks in.
Isn't this for bipolar? What effects are possible if used for insomnia and you do not have bipolar?
My doctor suspected I was going to be psychotic becuase my boyfriend broke up with me while I was havely overworked. I had a panic reaction and my doctor gave me zyprexa. I used it for 3 months and I stopped cold turkey because I had uncontrolled movement of arms and legs. The worst withdrawal effects that I suffer from are extreme apathy and insomnia. I have seen posts from others that suffer from this as well, but untill now it doesn't get better and I get worried.
I have been prescribed 5mg zyprexa for insomnia and anxiety associated with depression. I took 5mg only once. It was far too sedating to me. If you took 5mg for a year, and suddenly stopped, it only seems logical that you would experience "rebound" insomnia and anxiety.
It has been 4 weeks since I took my last pill and have not slept very much at all and feel alot of anxiety and feel like I have bugs under my skin and have no appetite. I find it very diffifuclt to make it through the day at work and my mind is mush. I was told to take 5-htp and would make a big difference. I don't know if it is related to withdrawals or the 5-htp but I really couldn't sleep when I took that, which makes no sense since people take it to help insomnia.
The doctor felt it was anthesia induced mania and usually lasts about a year. Its been 2 years now and I have been on Zyprexa for 18 months. Ive been trying to get off this stuff, however before I even get completely off I cant sleep, feel dizzy and have eradicate pulse and blood pressure. I currently have had the medication compounded at 31mg per Ml and I am reducing by one Ml every 2 weeks. Iam currently only taking .62mg. I was still getting some sleep on.675 mg of a 2.5mg tab.
I just blame my sleeping patterns on my mental illness for the hell of it so I can blame something since no one will tell me why I have insomnia and sleep too much off and on and I read half the people with schizo disorders suffer from chronic insomnia or sleep too much or both.
I gradually cut back the dosage, but after about a week of being completely off the Zyprexa, the anxiety and pounding of my heart and severe insomnia were so intense, each time I would go back on the drug because I thought my original problems were back, only worse. But after reading about Zyprexa withdrawal from all of you, I know that's what I'm going through. Just knowing is an encouragement.
What did Zyprexa do to my brain? My brain is not woking properly after I quit Zyprexa. I need to hear others' stories, people telling me that they went through the same hell and they recovered after a while. I need to hear that the damage is not permanent. I need hope.
I had a bad breakdown yesterday and dr had to try something i guess Im trying to do this at home without hospitlazation,,,,,,kinda scared of both ativan and zyprexa to gether i have only taking one 5 mg zyprexa and man it knocked me out..will that wear off and today i have the shakes bad...last year i was on abilify cant say it helped me much...just curious about others on these 2 meds..
I stopped zyprexa two months ago and I am extremely apatic and can't sleep at all. Anyone had similar problems stopping zyprexa? Did you get well? Do you still have problems? How long do these symptoms last becuase I have the feeling that it doen't go away and I am afriad I permanently have damaged my brain. I really need someone to tell me that it will go away in time and how long I can expect it to last?
I have also been taking 45mg temazepam every two or three nights for a insomnia and anxiety I don't want to take it every night either.
Following this I was on Zyprexa 5mg for a period of 3 months.Now I am in a situation where I cant even sleep a wink without pills.What is worse, I am developing tolerance to meds and am having to up the dosage.After reading many horror stories on the internet about perils of sleeping pill addiction I am feeling quite terrified and helpless.I am however determined to be "pill free" soon but I dont know how to go about it.I tried Cold turkey a couple of times but did not succeed.
I took zyprexa 10 mg and cymbalta 60 mg (went up to 90 two weeks before discontinuing) for just over for months. I discontinued both cold turkey 4 and a half months ago. I hava since been suffering from insomnia/non-restorative sleep. I am desperate - the lack of sleep is driving me crazy, not to mention the agitation/irritability and how it is causing my anxiety/OCD to go out of control.
When I was in college I had from time to time insomnia problems (2,3 days without sleeping) and a light depression. The doctor recommended zyprexa.Strangely, after taking zyprexa for 1,2 months, I wasn't able to learn anything for school and because of that I had a panic attack - didn't left house for a month - I can't understand how did it happen. So, I've been taking zyprexa for 7 years. I want to quit now but I have little success.
Lastly, where do I go for new treatment and a fresh start to find out my diagnosis and get over this unbearable pain and loss?
i wonder if zyprexa loses its effectiveness, and after reading this forum, i am convinced to search for a new-and-improved anti-psychotic. i have been reading up on seroquel, clozapine, and abilify, in addition to three new ones: ziprasidone, quetiapine, and sertindole. any feedback would be much appreciated.
You'll do fine with it short term but if you intend to take it long term then make sure to keep your weight in check and what you eat and get regular sugar level and cholesterol tests as out of all of the atypicals Zyprexa is the most likely to cause diabetes from long term (not short term use) but it can be monitored for and prevented.
But Abilify and Geodon gave me terrible insomnia. Right now I am taking 5mg of Zyprexa and doing okay, but would do better with 10 or 20mg.
An extreme anxiety that I've never before experienced, an indescribable, awful feeling, insomnia/early waking, severe and persistent diarrhea, dry heaves and throwing up, unable to eat, etc. I went to ER and they didn't have much to say about it. The doc said it was my underlying condition (bipolar II), but I know this isn't true because I've never felt like this until I stopped the Zyprexa. My pdoc also doesn't believe a person can have withdrawals from Zyprexa.
however, the psychiatrist who diagonsed me with Bipolar put me on lexapro and zyprexa. Now I take Cymbalta and Zyprexa, but I recently decided to stop taking the Zyprexa. I'm a medical student so I wanted to stop the Zyprexa because I was sleeping too much. My physician claims there shouldn't be any problems not taking the Zyprexa, but I find that I can't sleep without it.
so I answered this. Many things has happened to me, and yes, I can complete the zyprexa taper (it was easy now), and a new disease has appeared for me (now I think that it was the real problem)... So, a small recapitulation... when I was sent to psychiatry, I suffered from a strange symptom: inexplicable loss of weight... every time I ate sometime different, I lost weight (one time, I lost 6 kgs in a week, just eating a diferent barbecue)...
I have been put in several medications to help me alleviate my insomnia (trazodone, geodon, clonopin..), nothing is working we me. I am sleeping less and less every day. I am really sad with this situation. I do not know what Zyprexa did to my brain. I truly do not see the light, I do not see the solution to this problem caused by a medication.
The doctors got rid of most of the medications and now she is on Zyprexa, Trazadone, and Klonypin (sorry for my spelling as i dont have a clue how to spell these).. She attempted suicide 6 months ago, and failed due to a quick responce from the local fire department. We are back at it yet again.. Talking about taking a bunch of pills, and kissing the world good bye.. The doctors are giving me no help..
Okay i have been on trazodone for six nights now, and all it does is decrease my appetite. Funny thing is the doctor gave it to me for insomnia and hoping for weight gain, but all it does is the opposite. (Could be I need a higher dosage) I did get rid of the headache 2 days ago. It does give my brain energy, like a hyper feeling. I want to take my ambien, but the on call doctor told me not to and to continue the same dosage until my regular doctor comes back from vacation.
As Your body is use to this medication and the Zyprexa has the effect of making You feel drowsy and in a daze Your body can become dependant on it given over a certain amount of time. I wish You the best of luck feel free to message me if You need to.
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