Zyprexa how long to take effect

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Avatar f tn Can anyone please let me know their experience with zyprexa. How long it took to work and how it helped you. I would appreciate any advice and information on it. I am bipolar 1 for 17 years, have been through a lot of meds, and unfortunately have to take many. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Why not just continue to communicate with your current doctor, and try to follow his instructions.....these meds DO take some time....so maybe you have to try to just hang in there and re-evaluate it again with your doc in 2 weeks like he suggested? Are we talking fall down dizziness? A little sensation of light-headedness? How would you describe the sensation? Sometimes we WAY overreact to side effects that are actually pretty mild....yet we manage to catastrophize them.
Avatar f tn it gives her violent head and shoulder jerks so now she needs Cogentin to counter that side effect. I've had to take her to the ER to get a Cogentin injection when she through a misunderstanding with the Pdoc stopped taking it. Daughter has epilepsy and was seizure and med free for four years, but the seizures suddenly came back two months after starting all these psych drugs.
Avatar n tn Just knowing is an encouragement. The only discouraging part is how long it may take to get through this since I've been on the drug for about 5 years. I just pray with God's help I can get through it. I have just changed doctors and have not been to my new doctor about this, but if this gets any worse, I may have to approach him about it. He's a very young doctor, but maybe he knows something about Zyprexa withdrawal.
Avatar f tn I can't go back in time, but I really need to know how long will the apathy and insomnia last. Could anybody with the same symtomps tell me how long they can last? Can they stay for ever, or do they always go away in time? Please tell me, because I can hardly handle these withdrawal effects and I need to know they will go away.
874521 tn?1424120397 That was how they specifically noted the concerns about antipsychotics not being appropriate for people with dementia. Its essential to differentiate between a short term side effect, a long term side effect and an adverse side effect which may be so clinically rare that it only happened to a few people. The adverse side effects I acquired were reported and noted in such a manner.
Avatar n tn What's the average recovery time, and how long can it take, in the cases of slow recoveries? She was diagnosed with complex-partial, but I only have a vague idea of what that causes? Does it cause mood-swings, or anything else? What are the possible side effects of Zyprexa in patients sensitive to meds? I want to thank you for this forum, and for keeping the questions and answers open to the public.
Avatar n tn If you continue to have nausea problems ask your doctor for promethazine to help with that it works great.
Avatar f tn 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.
616450 tn?1228437227 I take zyprexa as well as celexa I take them both at night It takes 4-6 weeks to get the full effect of your "head" meds as I call them. Zyprexa is linked with weight gain and that is where the diabetes comes in. I did gain weight initially on the zyprexa but I have now lost 22 pounds through healthy diet and exercise.
Avatar f tn I mainly wanted to tell you that I have to take medication for facial tightness because I take Abilify. It started as a twitch which then turned into major tightness in my entire face with the worst being in my mouth. My lips felt like they were being pulled together by a draw string and made me look like I was pissed off all the time. Also, I sucked on my tongue to the point it was so sore I couldn't talk properly.
Avatar n tn The only safe way to come off a medication is to cut down the dosage a little bit at a time. You're taking 120mg a day, so you should cut it down to 100mg for a start. If your doctor said that you are to quit this medication, why didn't they tell you exactly the way to do it??
Avatar f tn Also how long can I expect to see any changes in my son if Zyprexa is the one for him. More important when will he see the changes?
646293 tn?1224987212 Any antidepressant shoudl take at least 4-6 weeks to show it's full effect. Please be patient and if you aren't confident or not sure it's working, please contact your presribing dr., there are som many options out there.
Avatar m tn Hi Leta, Yep, I posted similar question in Depression forum but didnt get much feedback.
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 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 f tn In order for my doctor to give it to me, he was forced to diagnose me with schizophrenia or bipolar disoder, (neither of which I had) for me to be allowed to take it without it costing me $90 per pack. I'm pretty sure Zyprexa is what involuntary mental patients are often injected with to calm them down, but I can't recall the source of that information.. so don't quote me..
1082697 tn?1260068216 i have NO insurance so i cannot go on the more expensive pills. i am going to try to take the zyprexa tomorrow night since i do not have to work the next day. any input will be helpful and i am sorry i am raniting but that is where i am at right now CRAZY!!! thank you in advance. any input will be welcomed. i would truly appreciate it.
Avatar f tn now, i have this underlying fear that he'll leave me and it seems like i'm on thin ice--whenever i become this way, it's an obsession, an all encompassing thought--about him leaving me, but also about how everyone always has and that this is how i'm destined to live. the other side is an extreme apathy. but i'd simply like to enjoy things and people without living with this fear of abandonment.
Avatar n tn I'm worried I'll never lose the weight and that I'll have to resort to starving myself or going on slimming pills (which I do NOT want to do) Has anyone here stopped prozac and managed to lose weight? If so, how long did it take after stopping prozac for the metabolism to 'wake-up' and for the weight to start coming off? Please reply!!
Avatar n tn Still cant sleep, blurry vision, stomach cramps, twitches absolute hell. Xanax is not the drug to take for long periods of time, unless you know your going to be on it for life. I have been been on Percocet, methadone, suboxone and that wasn't hard to get off of at all compared to Xanax. So if you do want to get off Xanax don't do it cold turkey. Figure out a titration process that weans you down as slow as possible.
Avatar n tn both of you obviously want help but you dont want to do what is needed for the help. you dont have to suffer with depression.I take celexa and zyprexa for bi polar .I dont have side effects and I lead a very normal like minus the depression and manic.I have been suicidal but with my meds and therapy I have beat bi polar and you 2 can beat this too. you have to wnat to get better get the help you need.
1930930 tn?1323217847 My psychatrist told me it was the best and just suddenly put me on lithium . I've been trying to tell everyone how it's making me feel and I'm not getting any better by drinking lots of water, trying to eat less fats and not drinking alcohol on a regular basis and trying to cut down on smoking. I don't know anyone that has taken lithium and I've only read about it and all the things that I have read is just all positive . What should I do? Should I contact a different doctor? Or just wait?
607502 tn?1288251140 Im having so much trouble with these feelings. They make no sense to me, I cant stop thinking about the pain. They tell me this will get better, they ring me every day. And yet I want to die. I have no plan I guess which is the saving grace but hell i hope the effexor kicks in soon - im fighting a battle against my mind and i worry that I am losing.
15699793 tn?1442693513 I wanna to know if anyone had these symptoms and did your body adjust to it and how long does it take? (even in the day, when I take a much smaller dose of it, my eyes turn red and ppl have told me my pupil was dialectal).
Avatar f tn I guess I could beep the doc, but don't know what to say really. He'd probably tell me to take Zyprexa. I went from an hour or two of sleep for a couple of weeks to one normal night of sleep, then about 10 hours. So, up all night and not sure what state I'm in. Not really sleepy. Sad. Agitated. Mad. But at least I'm not shaking all over like I was earlier... I don't know if I'm paranoid. I think he is so ruled by inertia and fear of confrontation that he might be secretly relieved if I died.
Avatar n tn I am going to try a new doctor that is suppose to be able to teach you how to eat and exercise as well as think yourself better. I have been on meds no one has mentioned on this forum, they were experimental and even the drugest questioned the ability for me to ever get off of them if I started....they sucked! Think of your worst day and add the worst side effect of any drug you've tried on top of that and still most people can't get a glimpse of the agony that some of us have been through.
Avatar n tn You haven't been on it long, but you've been on it long enough to know that it works. It's the King. Take it. It declares war on the seizures you will suffer with for the rest of your life because of alcohol. I have to give you a "high 5" for sticking to your guns in your war against alcoholism.
Avatar m tn I am on no medications currently and have never been treated with hormones though I was taking Zyprexa (long story) and max'd out at 250 lbs and am now 193 lbs. I still have some midsection visceral fat that I need to lose. 24 Hr Urine Toxicity test was OK except for Arsenic at 44 mcg/spec range 0-35. I live in a big city so maybe the Arsenic is from the water?