Olanzapine withdrawal side effects

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Avatar m tn side effects and psychosis drugs dont help either
6452367 tn?1430948192 I would guess that it might help a few of the symptoms, but it would not be my first choice because of the side effects it presents. I will give you some alternative options. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic.
Avatar f tn If you put into google floxetine and olanzapine side effects there is a part on skeletal problems it can cause. I take this medication for anxiety, pychosis and obessive complusive disorder predominately obsessions, I know, quite alot going on. Like you I have some strange experiences with and without these drugs, I feel like my mind is full of electricity.
5790942 tn?1374337921 Hi, I was recently prescribed olanzapine for opiate withdrawal. My doctor gave me this so it wouldn't look sketchy on my parent's insurance bill and its not addictive. The things my doctor told me and the things my pharmacist aren't really the same. What can I expect? Can anyone help?
5093508 tn?1390547531 I am weaning off valium & zopiclone (ambien). Yes, it's very difficult on some days, to stick to the weaning off plan, but I am doing it, as I really want to get off these 2 meds. I even try to take less than what my psychiatrist has prescribed. I've researched the different ways people react while tapering their meds, especially these 2. So OK, it says anxiety, depression, anger, nausea etc.
Avatar f tn (still dealing with it, right now i am suffering from severe sleep deprivation and some really wierd symptoms like confusion, memory loss, severe inattention, etc.....look up zyprexa side effects and withdrawal, it can do some really messed up stuff to you. But on the other hand, not everyone reacts that way.
Avatar f tn 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. Does anyone know how long the apathy and sleeping disorder will continue? Has anyone had the same for such a long period of time? Can anyone suggest what I should do? I have seen people start taking zyprexa again, but I would rather not take zyprexa again.
603015 tn?1329866573 If you stopped the medications abruptly those are typical withdrawal symptoms. It is dangerous to do that. If you are concerned about side effects or that they aren't working as they should speak to your psychiatrist. If you are ever authorized to go off any medication follow their exact titration schedule. I had this happen before recovery and I had some similar experiences so I would be careful and follow through in this manner.
Avatar m tn But know too that often doctors prescribe drugs for their side effects, not their effects. Oleanz may have an unwanted side effect of making people sedated, and doctors are allowed, once a drug is approved, to use it for any purpose they want. That doesn't mean it's a good idea, but it is how doctors operate. Also know that the wellbutrin your new doctor wants to put you on is one of the most stimulating of all antidepressants.
Avatar f tn Every time I reduced the dose I had horribly side effects similar to everybody else on this message board. It has been harder as the dose got lower. At present, plus all the other side effects mentioned I have very sore muscles and joints and have been taking nurofen for the pain. I have a sister in-law and a brother who are doctors and they have told me the joint muscle soreness is due to the reduction of serotonin in my body when reducing the medication.
Avatar f tn It never caused me any problems that I know of but I decided that I would have a look at changing to something more 'up-to-date' after a psych told me that it was not prescribed much anymore due to side effects. I took 50mg at night and about 3hrs later I'd go to bed, start reading my book and fall asleep by about the 5th page - Bliss. I slept between 7 and 9 hours every night and woke refreshed every morning. I didn't know how good I had it.
Avatar n tn I have expierenced extremely disturbing anxious thoughts, sleep disturbances, ringing in my ears and a dry mouth while trying to come off zyprexa and am worried that this drug most definitely has withdrawal effects. Can you please tell me why the leaflet that comes with this drug says that it is not suitable for people with narrow angle glaucoma?
Avatar n tn 5 now for about the last 4 years, if i stop taking it after about 4 weeks my original symptoms come back thats about all, havent heard of quietin so cant say anything steer clear of zeldox though from my experience(which was friggin awful agitation and disorientation) but everyone is different i think i had some of the side effects from olanzapine when i started such as leg tremors when trying to sleep but it is a sedating anti-psychotic as opposed to an activating.
603015 tn?1329866573 I had the same reaction coming off olanzapine (Zyprexa) Unfortunately, in my own experience at least, the only thing that worked was just waiting it out. Olanzapine seems to be one of those drugs that has just as many side effects coming off it as going on.
Avatar n tn What side effects does this drug have, are they doing more damage to her, do any vitamins help and which ones should she take? I am having sleepless nights just thinking about her, will she ever recover. I would really appreciate your suggestions and help on this matter.
Avatar n tn Hello, so I've been having severe withdrawal from zyprexa (olanzapine) for the last 4 months. It all started 3 days after I stopped taking it cold turkey after being on 10mg for 4 months. I was taking it for sleep/ depression and anxiety when nothing else was working. I had to go off it due to gaining 60lbs in 4 months. I've been completely miserable without it. Insomnia, anxiety, crying spells, headaches, cold/hot sweats, unable to get out of bed much. Had to quit my job.
Avatar f tn looks like it will be long term as I have had forty hard years with it all and would like twenty easier ones right about now..am concerned for the side effects of atypicals..would rather minimise risk as much as possible as I am very sensitive to all drugs...looking at buspirone only cos I know what hell a long term Valium regular use withdrawal can be.. But would consider it again if buspirone is considered ineffectual by most and benzos where I will find my peace. Thanks .
6452367 tn?1430948192 A lot of medications if ceased abruptly can cause side effects. It would be wise to speak to your doctor for advice.
Avatar n tn These reactions are unexpected to the victims and even their physicians because SKB has deliberately or recklessly failed to properly warn of these. Some of the common complaints and side effects of Paxil included jolting electric zaps, dizziness, motor instability, extreme nausea, vomiting, high fever, abdominal discomfort, flu-like symptoms, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, aggression, nightmares, suicidal ideation, akathisia, tremor, seizures, and confusion."...... "....
Avatar f tn We were wondering if some of these symptoms were from withdrawal of the Geodon or side effects of the new medication, Clozaril? I’ve also read online in some chat rooms of people having awful withdrawal symptoms getting off Geodon. Do you know of anyone diagnosed with bipolar disorder who has been able to get off all medications entirely?
Avatar f tn After 5 years amitriptyle stopped helping me sleep but the severe constipation didnt go away. Tired of all the side effects 3 months ago i quit cold turkey. Ive had suicidal depression everyday for the past 3 months. I never had depression this severe b4 the amitriptlyne. For the insomnia ive tried trazadone zopiclone seroquel clonazapam...havent gotten any sleep for the past 3 months. I cant think and my mind is constantly thinking i want to shoot myself.
202665 tn?1248810333 i didn't say you offended me on the contrary your posts are interesting. you are right, when it comes to side effects all the meds have them, even aspirin can cause stomach ulcer. the best thing is not to take any drug. in fact many bipolars once they feel better they stop them, unfortunately they relapse. the reason is that they became stable due to the drugs they took so stopping them is risky.
603015 tn?1329866573 Now the last couple of weeks I am mainly depressed, i am having some moments of light but they are minimal, fake it until you make it is what i am doing, merely exsisting.
Avatar n tn I would generally prefer to not be on any medication unless it is necessary since it can produce side effects (I gained a lot of weight from olanzapine), imposes restrictions (like no alcohol, which I admittedly enjoy), is expensive even with insurance, and I feel better without it (though I have yet to try the newly prescribed medications).
5755955 tn?1374708955 Well, lithium is the gold standard for bipolar I. That being said, depakote outperformed it in clinical trials when it came to controlling mania. Zyprexa (olanzapine) is an atypical antipsychotic that has a reputation for stopping even the worst manias in their tracks, but it comes with one of the largest weight gain risks out of the BP meds. I suggest you check out the crazymeds pages, both the wiki and the forums.
322138 tn?1306246734 I have even had trouble with drugs/alcohol ever since I turned 18, I did go to a psychiatrist about 4 months back and told him I suspect I have ADD and he told me that there is every possiblity that I might have it, but the trouble is that I was at that point addicted to Pain Narcotic medication viz Codeine so we tried treating that first and then this psychiatrist went to Europe for lectures and other stuff for 3 weeks, he gave me 'Olanzapine' which I had taken 4 years back when I had truoble
Avatar f tn But taken at lower dosage, folks found it to be a decent sleep aid, with less chance for withdrawal side effects of most anti-depressants.
574118 tn?1305138884 remain like this, though except it's the AD which needs a change. The pharmacist says it has no side effects. This is expected because nobody knows what is BP like. Also it's produced locally, so its brochure says the same. One pdoc told me it has side effects, of course it has, aspirin does too. Pls I need a RIGOROUS proof that it should not be used for BP. It has been used for centuries for mild to moderate depression.
Avatar m tn I also wanted to quit and when I had major surgery I thought perfect chance. Figured any bad side effects of stopping would be masked by after surgery drugs. I have never been sicker. It was the opposite the benadryl withdrawal made the surgery seem like a tooth cleaning. A few weeks ago I tried to stop cold turkey again.
Avatar n tn My doctor discussed possibly putting me on welbutrin. I am SCARED TO DEATH of two side effects I was told welbutrin can cause. 1. seizures 2. weight gain Can anyone here put my mind at ease?