Zyprexa high doses

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Avatar f tn i have felt awful all day,the pharmaist told me the numb feeling i my face is proberly anxiety as the zyprexa usually does that in higher doses and not so soon after taking it,,,,maybe it is my anxiety but i keep feeling like im gonna faint and i cant concentrate..im prayaing i can make it till tuesday and then i will be off to utah and a new dr..i couldnt find the kind you guys told me to find though...
Avatar n tn I took Zyprexa for about 6 months to help treat mild anxiety with doses ranging from 5 to 15 mg. (this was in conjunction with 1,500 mg of Depakote that my doctor prescribed for bipolar.). When I decided that Zyprexa did not seem to improve the anxiety, I gradually reduced the dose over several months, until I finally quit entirely just 2 weeks ago. Since I stopped taking Zyprexa, I have experienced fairly severe anxiety on a daily basis. There are no other significant withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar n tn Her death still pains me. She had been taking high prescribed doses elavil(amitryptiline) for many years to treat manic depression, as well as a mix of other medications. The last drug she was on, neurontin, had such awful side effects that she discontinued it, I believe cold turkey. I myself took small doses of paxil (about 5 mgs) after she died to help me cope, as well as had therapy. Paxil did help me sleep and stabilize.
Avatar n tn (Missed two or three doses and then took 1 1/2 doses to make up for it). Soon after, she got auditory hallucinations and sometimes couldn't even get herself to move from one place to another. I understand that in isolated cases, the hallucinations can occur. She was sent to a hospital, taken off Tegretol and was not on any other med. That was 12 days ago. There are still symptoms, but things are much improved.
1353720 tn?1414506724 As for the bioavaibility, smoked weed will act sooner and the effects are increased due to the sudden high peek you usually don't reach with oral doses. The oral doses are indeed acting longer but with a slow curve in the high which is not indicating more potency/bioavaibility. I am now using smoked indica for my tensions and neuralgias. I tried synthetic THC with less results.
Avatar f tn I've had a rough several days and saw my psychiatrist today. He gave me Zyprexa. This is only a short-term "band-aid" for 3 or 4 days max - and hopefully not that long. I have never taken it before. I read all that teeny tiny print in the insert, but none of it was for such brief usage. What should I expect? How should I feel? He is trying to get me back to a more normal state, but is hoping for sleep. Sleep is fine, but he wanted me to start right away and I've had a dose.
5790942 tn?1374337921 When the physicians were bringing me off my high Xanax dose (ten years ago) I was put on Zyprexa. It was like a miracle. Anxiety gone, slept good, amazing. But I happen to beone of the unfortunate few that began to suffer from Tardive Dyskinesia or involuntary muscle movements. My lower lip would tremble and go crazy even while talking. Scared me, since I then read that such side effects can be irreversible-permanent. I quit Zyprexa.
Avatar m tn All antipsychotics can cause weight gain, sedation, high blood pressure and the potential for diabetes. Zyprexa however is the most likely out of the antipsychotics to have that potential. Zeldox has less of a potential but it does have some cardiac concerns. You might inquire about Abilify. As well two recently released antipsychotics are Fanapt and Saphris. Their side effect profile is similar to Abilify. You should speak to your psychiatrist about all this and see how they can help you.
Avatar n tn He is on his second antidepresent called Elavil and now they are wanting to add Zyprexa to be taken with the Elavil. Lots of other sides but these seem to be the worse at the moment. Going into his 5th month of treatment. Pretty much a struggle the entire time. Today first day back to work in weeks. Viral counts almost undetectable, however the ALT and AST remain above the 150's. Much more to say but for now just needing feedback on this new drug they want to try.
Avatar n tn this is the second one in the last month that clamed to be on extremely high doses of xanex the last dude was taking 25mg.....I thought I was on a lot when I was taking 4mg and that was hell to get off of...
Avatar n tn Dyskinesia is usually from high doses over a long period of time. I have it.To give you an idea of some of the effects..A neurologist was shocked to see me with a severe tremor in every part of my body,muscle spasms,suspected respitory effect,chronic migranes etc. I didn't exactly fit with Parkinsons tests so at that point had to class me with a different tremor disease.The story goes on and on.You're right to question what is happening to you.Keep on the same track with your doctors help.
Avatar m tn Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
Avatar m tn I am 46 years old and have recently been identified as high functioning autistic with severe anxiety. I have been through all of the types of antidepressants over the past 20 years (some of them 2 or 3 trials) except for the tricyclics and MAOIs. I have not had any luck with anything helping the anxiety so far, including large doses of SSRIs, in fact every one I have tried either had no effect or made the anxiety worse. I do not like Benzos as they make me too forgetful.
665370 tn?1237087966 My son is on Zoloft, Depakote, and Zyprexa and he's constantly sleepy. We're trying to spread out his doses so that they don't affect him so heavily all at once. Check with your doctor and see if certain meds you are taking can be split up, taking 2 or 3 smaller doses throughout the day instead of one big dose.
Avatar m tn Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
874521 tn?1424120397 I know for a fact that the zyprexa causes drowsiness. I have been on 10mg for over a year and it makes me sleep well through the night and into the morning. I'm not sure about the other drug, but the one thing I am sure of is don't let him just get off the zyprexa "cold turkey"!!! Read on here under zyprexa withdrawls about what most of us feel when we are coming off of this drug. You will be surprised on what it does to someone's well being....
Avatar f tn I am on here since I am detoxing another notorious drug methadone, guess I am gluten for punishment or made some bad uninformed choices but Methadone while horrible I must say is easier than Zyprexa. Mind you I jumped cold turkey and there is debate if a taper to lower doses makes the symptoms less severe so you may want to go that route with your Dr. but some say does not matter because when you jump off completely you going to be sick. I would ditch that Dr.
Avatar n tn It will cause all sorts of side-effects, and when taken over a long period of time, or in high doses wil cause major weight gain...I mean like a 70-100 lbs. a year. Have the doctor be VERY through in explaing this drug to you...and stay away from salt while taking Prednisone - it will really "blow you up". Hope this helps someone.
Avatar n tn Just a FYI, Lamactil may cause mania at really really high doses. Moderate doses don't. I'm on 200 mgs, and doing just fine! All meds have some side effects, but if prescribed and introduced slowly, many including Lamactil won't have the serious side effects, so don't be scared off by the long lists of possible side effects.
874521 tn?1424120397 however i wish to tell you even if your doses are high right now it's because of the above circumstances, but later you will taper off from some. concerning BP with mixed states, everybody has been through i suppose in mixed states once and rapid cycler too sometimes. I was both until i intervened with seroquel. this med more than anything else i feel helped me through the bleak and dark moments of my illness especially if he is BP1 and the mania is your concern.
Avatar n tn I know that trycyclics can cause nerve damadge but I am told this is only possible if the drug is taken at high doses over a long period of time which is obviously not the case. Can you confirm this? I am also told that Prothiaden has upset other systems in my body and things will return to normal over time, however its been six months and no changes. What is wrong? I want to make it clear that this problem is not psychological.
Avatar n tn It does help with symptoms such as hearing voices, noise in the head and paranoid thoughts (for me anyway) I only take 1mg. Low doses can help with this drug so dont go too high too fast or he will be zonked out and never want sex. The worst side effect with me (and I dont tolerate drugs well) was the weight gain and the lack of sex drive I had when it was up to 3mg. But different people react in different ways. It is supposed to be safe , especially compared to the older antipsychoitics.
574118 tn?1305138884 Without any responsibility on your part, contemplate the matter concerning (B) I remember at 150 seroquel when feeling lethargic I reduced it so become less depressed and more energetic, because after all seroquel is antimanic and antipsychotic reduces dopamine. the mechanism of this drug is not understood well at high doses antimanic very low doses help sleeping disorder at perhaps 100 antidepressant effect.
222267 tn?1253305810 I will copy and paste what I found so you can read for yourself but let me say that for me it was being on too high a dosage of Zyprexa that gave me anxiety. 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 f tn Last scan was last fall, and since then, I've been on some different doses of Synthroid - 212 mcg was too high, 175 too high, and so was 150 mcg. They want me about .2 for TSH to help prevent cancer recurrence, but I can't handle being hyperthyroid - heart palpitations, bad headaches, anxious, can't sleep etc. I decided to go down to 125 mcg myself to get rid of the headaches. Last blood work was normal TSH 2.8, but I feel so depressed and so tired and the headaches are horrible.
Avatar f tn T he dose my new dr gacve me is kinda too strong but he said i can take it as i feel i need it and i will have no withdrwals from the ativan or the bad zyprexa that i had gone on for 6 days again after stopping it for 4 days(when other dr gave it to me i took for 6 days and stopped and then went back on it after 4 days off for 6 days,it was bad for me....so this dr seems to know what he is doing....just wondering how long i might be so drugged and drowsy...
Avatar m tn if not, you could consider doing Oxazepam once or twice a week (in doses not above 20mg), if your doctors agrees with this. I'm a lifelong anxiety suffer, and have recently used oxazepam the first two days of school to break the ice, and it works wonders. you make a good relaxed first impression on people, and they treat me nice afterwards - even while sober.
Avatar f tn of Geodon and stayed on this for a month--after which I got off Geodon entirely. That month of being on high doses of both medications is when my trouble with descending stairs (and balance in general) really deteriorated. Has anyone else had this problem? Do you have any solutions? I am now taking 16 mg. Navane and 4 mg. Trilafon a day (all at bedtime). When I am able to reduce the Navane to 12 mg.