Zyprexa bipolar depression

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Avatar f tn However, anti-depressents especially SSRI's can sometimes worsen depression in people with bipolar. I did not respond to Zyprexa until 7.5 mg. and I believe that might be a subclinical dose but your psychiatrist would understand this in full. Did they ever try more standard mood stabilizers such as lithium, Depakoate or Lamictal and if not did they explain why?
Avatar m tn Zyprexa is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. Zyprexa is sometimes used together with other antipsychotic medications or antidepressants.
Avatar m tn I have taken Zyprexa 5mg for the last 11 years. It puts you in a state of moderate depression. I took SAM-e 400mg and went hypomanic I the cut out wheat grains.dairy and sugar from my diet and no depression,no chronic fatige asthma allbut gone,motivation back, productivity restored, food intolerances masquerading as mental illness. 58 years of my life wasted !
Avatar f tn I'm currently taking 5 mg of Zyprexa for over a year now. It really helped mellow me out as I am bipolar 2. I don't have my highs anymore but was severely depressed from Oct to August, when my depression started lifting. I've gained 45lbs on Zyprexa and I'm thinking about switching to something similar without weight gain being a side effect.
Avatar f tn Dizziness, btw IS a common side effect of the Zyprexa...you had asked about that previously. As for stopping the Zyprexa, check with your doctor of course, but just stopping should not be a problem at all after only a few days. You shouldn't have any adverse effects stopping it abruptly at this point. Zyprexa takes at least 3-4 weeks to really start doing its thing. Let us know how you're feeling, and again....give your doc a ring....it doesn't hurt to be cautious. Take Care.
1065872 tn?1265657330 I sometimes, have sleep problems - too much or not needing a lot. I don't know if i have clinical depression or a bit of bipolar dipression?? Any, advice our there? Please, talk.
Avatar n tn I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder. i take lithium ER 450mg BID, Mirapex 1mg for RLS, and zoloft 100mg to treat depression. I can usually fall asleep, however i wake and stay up for a few hours every night. i have tried benedryl,klonopin,trazadone,serequil, and elavil for relief however every one of these meds has a paradoxical effect on me. Any suggestions?
222267 tn?1253305810 Once I was off that drug, I was just fine. Zyprexa is an anit psycotic... I no longer use Zyprexa, but use Seroquel when I get ill but as soon as I am better I discontinue. I encourage you to look up your meds and be proactive with your healthcare. There is no proof that staying on that anti psycotic long term is of any benefit to you.
Avatar n tn But as I suspected, the Dr. decided it was BiPolar and prescribed Zyprexa. The first night on (1) 2.5mg pill he slept 22 hours. Dr. said this is good. He hasnt shown any improvement yet, but we are hopeful. He "acted up" at school Friday & they wouldnt let him attend the Kindergarten end of the year party. I hope times like this are coming to an end. Thanks for your help.
709415 tn?1229284553 My son was given the diagnosis of bipolar by a psychiatrist on his first visit. He has depression, anxiety, panic attacks and hears auditory voices which want him to hurt himself or others. He has lost the ability to feel the cold and complains of a constant tingling and burning sensation all over. He has been given ct scans, blood tests, etc when at the emergency room or at his pediatrician.
1082697 tn?1260068216 i resently became very depressed. the doctor has aadded zyprexa to it. it is for bipolar but is also used to boost your antidepressant. it is working well. i feel totally back to normal i do not have any of side affects .it does make me very hungry but i watch what i eat. anyone else taking zyprexa? or celexa?
Avatar m tn My son is stopping zyprexa because he said it has never helped his depression. He is on 2.5 mg a day. He went off each pill one week at a time because he gets dangerous withdrawl symptomsms. He is off a pill on friday, saturday and monday. He is still on the 2.5 mg of zyprexa on tuesday, wednesday, thursday and sunday. Which would be the next pill to get off of? The program he is on refuses to take him off the medicine now and he went to the hospital to get off it.
1134609 tn?1269275800 There's not a whole lot of mood swings involved; just depression. I have read, that even after completely cessation of nicotine, major depression is very prevalent. So, I've been through a few ADs, but most of them were the next generation (Celexa, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, etc..) and they all increased my cycling.
Avatar n tn I was put on Zyprexa for insomnia I was suffering after surgury. 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.
Avatar n tn But I don't remember it being this strong before. So yeah, I just wondered if Zyprexa was making me more bipolar rather then helping.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago with bipolar type 2, where depression is the main symptom. Recently I've been having a lot of issues with anger, irritability, and these paranoid like thoughts that my bf is cheating on me, going to leave, etc. I'm cycling rapidly where one minute I'm ok, the next I'm sad, then I become very angry. I'm on Zoloft..been on lexapro and abilify at the same time and that combo caused me to have horrible suicidal thoughts.
585414 tn?1288944902 How Many People Experience Insomnia From Bipolar or Depression, Have Experienced It or Have It Treated in Some Way? I am asking because after over a year of 3 A.M. bedtimes part of the cause of which was obviously rapid cycling it stopped as treatment was adjusted and things have improved and I know that's common but I am wondering how common?
Avatar n tn I am currently taking 225mg of effexxor for depression which is not preventing my current depression and have since found out that I am bypolar. Would you choose zyprexa or lithium to augment the effexxor? Any suggestions would be very helpfull. Also could you deal with side effects.
Avatar f tn After the third day of being off Zyprexa I experience a buzzing or tingling in my frontal lobes. But I can't sleep without it. Is this dangerous? I am bipolar with chronic thyroidytis.
Avatar n tn Also, is there any other reason why Risperdal can be better than Zyprexa? (he may have bipolar disorder or may have schizo-affective disorder of bipolar type). Is it possible that some people simply don't respond to a particular medication in the long run, but respond to it in the beginning? Any light on what may be happening, or what we should do will help! Thanks!
Avatar f tn I've been on Zyprexa for over a year now. I don't have bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, but I do have very subtle manic-depression. Yesterday I smoked weed after a very long time - the first time I'd ever smoked since I got on the Zyprexa. It was a good trip, and for once I wasn't paranoid or anything of the sort. It was actually really enjoyable.
Avatar m tn It can be prescribed to treat many different mental illnesses and mood disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression. Have you been diagnosed with a certain disorder, or is this med being recommended for your mental state during w/d? There are some considerations when on Zyprexa, you will have to have occasional blood work done, as Zyprexa can cause high blood sugar, increased cholesterol and lipids.
Avatar n tn i was recently on zyprexa for a severe manic episode (i'm bipolar with panic disorder), and i felt heavily sedated and sleepy during the course of meds. of course, that interfered with my concentration skills. based on my experience i'd say that that's what happened to your son.
1655289 tn?1326046489 I've been on 5 mg Zyprexa for a couple years now for suspected bipolar. I am tempted to go off Zyprexa to get my highs back, I also take 20 mg prozac for depression, I seemed to have lost my personality. I can't cry anymore my feelings are flat and I'm not interested in anything anymore. I've gianed weight and I'm having a hard time just leaving my house. I hate to get dressed because I feel so fat. I use to love to go shopping but have no desire lately.
Avatar n tn I'm not familiar with zyprexa, citalopram is a common SSRI - I used it for depression and anxiety. I think the key is taking it slow.
Avatar n tn My painful question is that I have been off Zyprexa for 6 weeks, 2.5mg. I I wake up trembling, heart racing, and depression, unable to sleep at all. What is happening? Also a new Doctor suggested Geodone right away, however he has not heard my damaging history with my doctor. Also, my doctor never kept accurate medical records in all 13 1/2 years, and was already leagally repremanded for not having medical records in 1994 from another patient.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Dont be afraid of the zyprexa. Zyprexa does not make you gain weight. the intake of more calories than you use is what you makes you gain. weight. I did initially gain weight when I first stated the zyprexa but I have since lost what I gained and I am continuing to loose more with healthy diet.30 mins a day exercise Take your thyroid med in the AM when you wake up. wait at least 4 hours before taking any other meds. Take the zyprexa at night before you go to bed.