How long does zyprexa withdrawal last

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Avatar f tn Thank you all,Im having a numbness on the right side of my fface..i only took 1/2 of a 5 mg pill of zyprexa the last two days today i will take you think the numbness could be from the zyprexa ? And after beong on it since MOnday if i stopp it will i have wihrdrawals? Im scared and i have to be able to go back to work tommorow.Im going to email dr of mind again..
Avatar n tn I am currently suffering from zyprexa withdrawal. I have terrible insomnia. Does anyone have any advice? I am interested to hear from others who got off zyprexa successfully, to find out how they did it and how long it took to recover. thanks!
Avatar m tn My psychiatrist has tried me on ambien, lunesta, Ive' even used 2 lunesta and I DO NOT GET SLEEPY! I've done research on sleep disorders, zyprexa withdrawal, etc. and a lot of information states that zyprexa withdrawal can cause insomnia. However, is this the same as not feeling sleepy? Its been a month and I haven't been tired and whats even wierder is that i wasn't tired when i got back on the zyprexa after stopping it for 4 days. I am wondering if i am ever going to be sleepy tired again.
Avatar n tn Iam currently averaging about 1 hour at the most a night for the last 4 nights since I lowered my dose. How long does this go on? I can handle it for a few more days probally but I still have 3 weeks or more before Iam completely even off.My doc who is a Phyco Pharm says he has never seen such withdrawls. Help!
Avatar f tn Her psychiatrist has put her on Zoloft, which like all the all the other times she's taken SSRIs does nothing to relieve anxiety. She was also put on Zyprexa, first 2.5 mgs., then 5 mgs. It too has done nothing for anxiety; she says it helps the hallucinations, but I am not privy to much information about these. She has a number of other medical conditions and is taking eight other medications.
Avatar n tn 5 mg in the morning and at night i dont want to take these anymore so i decided to go cold turkey here i am on day two and i feel like crap no vomiting but i am nausus i get lightheaded i should have never started taking these i hate it sometimes im not sure if it is withdrawls or if it is actually anxiety ive delt with anxiety my whole life and never took pills and the stories i am reading are scaring me even more does any one know how long these symptoms last hopefully no more than a week caus
Avatar n tn ) COULD THESE ALL JUST BE ANXIETY SYMPTOMS OR COULD IT BE THAT SOMETHING PHYSICAL IS GOING ON BECAUSE MY BODY WAS USED TO THE ZYPREXA FOR SO LONG? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THOSE SYMPTOMS????????? WILL THEY GO AWAY? HOW LONG COULD IT TAKE? SHOULD I WAIT IT OUT & SEE WHAT HAPPENS? My doctor says there is no such thing a zyprexa withdrawal. Also, I've been checked out by my primary care physician. He says my ears are fine; the only thing is my throat looked a little irritated.
Avatar n tn of medications in your body--how long they stay in your system and how you need to take them at regular times and how long you can go between not taking them without having effects. Lasty, though, there's my mom. I'm really worried about her. She was diagnosed bi-polar and was taking lithium for yrs, more recently zyprexa. However, she's diabetic. A doctor recently advised her to lower her dose. She did, to about 2.5 mgs/day. It's been about three months.
Avatar n tn Because the person taking it is suffering that if you don't allow withdrawal to happen he is going to suffer for (as long as he is taking it)x(times of time of withdrawal). Please, be brave and bold, let your sons heal!!!!
5093508 tn?1390547531 It is possible that she feels that when taken, Zyprexa will dull the anxiety enough to help with the Valium withdrawal but here in the US, this is not a typical benzo taper. Why not ask her outright why she is prescribing this drug? Express your concerns and the contra-indications (heart health, stroke, renal health, diabetes, etc.) & see what her reasoning is? Also, is she tapering you off both Zoplicone and Valium at once? Some Drs. would want to do one at a time.
Avatar f tn I have having the same issues as before I started Zyprexa so last night I took one of them. We will see how it goes. I slept like a boulder last night, not a I wish I had insurance to make this easier. I cannot afford a therapist at this time but do have an appointment with a health department June 1st. Thanks for you help. Keep your fingers crossed Dr. Gould responds.
Avatar n tn If you have 4 drugs in your system, as this poster does, how would he or she know what is what? No doctor could tell either. Do you understand this issue? I'd much rather be safe and know what is causing which effects than have a cocktail and problems which cannot be identified. What's your preference? I might add too that of all the people who have complained about the withdrawal effects of Effexor not one I've seen has said "Go on Wellbutrin top stop the effects".
Avatar n tn I was told that there were no addictive effects with Paxil and I am so angry...and worst of all scared. How long is this going to last? Why was I told that this would not happen? This is so incredibly misleading and dangerous!! I strongly recommend that no one take this drug--one that is supposed to help yet makes anxiety heighten when coming off because of all of these physical symptoms. I am at work and can barely concentrate because I feel so ill, and so alone.
777206 tn?1235693114 I just signed up full fledged for disability today and am quite shocked at how long she says it usually takes. She said I will probably be denied my first and second attempts and a lawyer will help me get it on the 3rd attempt.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn I did my best to lower the doses of everything but I hope what I am experiencing is withdrawal from these meds. The day I took my last 5mg Zyprexa I started having weird feelings that ghost are around me and touching me. It has gotten worse pretty much every day since. Two weeks into this I finally told my parents because I couldnt take it alone anymore.
Avatar f tn I've been blocked in the back too. L3,4, 5. I know the pain. How long from when you were at 8 pills x day to now? Maybe you tapered too fast?
Avatar n tn I know I should feel really lucky but I am confused and a little scared. How long does it normally take for symptoms of withdrawal to start after quitting or lowering a dose. I can honestly say I have only experienced mild anxiety and that was two weeks after going from 225 to 150 and then 75. If anybody has had this experience or has a clue why I do please let me know.
Avatar m tn im on ativan-0.5mg,procyclidine-2.5mg,zyprexa-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?
Avatar f tn I know I need to wean the medication slowly but don't know whether I should take 500 mg daily and skip a day and then take it again the next or what is best to do or how long to do it. Could anyone give me any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate any feedback.
1303113 tn?1303083307 While I agree that many people here may be anxious that does mean everyone here has anxiety and it sure does not mean that people here dont have anxiety and something funky going on with their heart.
1221258 tn?1267546029 if you continue to have anxiety or panic attacks they will add either Vistaril (Hydroxyzine) and/or Buspar, sometimes Gabapentin too. Just depends on the severity of withdrawal and how fast, and your medical history and the doctor that is prescribing the medicines. If you feel like you just had a Seizure go to the ER immediately don not wait you can have more.. and they can wean you off in the hospital via I.V. with Diazepam, Ativan, and/or Clonazepam.
1039200 tn?1314915608 -( I guess I will think again what I can do tomorrow, it doesn't feel good to be this pushy. Anyone else have this kind of experience? How bad does it have to be to go to the ER?
Avatar n tn Are anxiolytics (not nesecary bezos) a better treatment? Is risperdal a good medicine or a not very good one? Does it have withdrawal symptoms?? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn How about Omega 3 for depression, how about L-theanine for anxiety and insomnia, how about DGL for stomach ailments? No, No, No. They hear your story, ask you a few questions and they start you down a path of drug dependency. After hearing my story, the pyschiatrist put me on one of the strongest most dangerous pysch drugs you can put someone on and when I asked him what side effects the drug had he said that it may cause mild constipation, inability to sweat, and drowsiness.
Avatar n tn Drinking also lowers seizure threshold as it is considered a convulsant so he needs to stop drinking. He needs some sort of anticonvulant if he does however. A long lasting one that really works good for my seizures is Klonopin (Clonazapam), another benzodiazapine. Until he can get a new Doctor the drinking may avoid another seizure for short time, if he doesn't binge and really over do it. But you should hurry and change doctors as there is no time to waste!!!!!