Zyprexa side effects depression

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Avatar n tn First, is it all right to be breaking these unscored tablets in half? I was told it was ok to do. Second, I am also wondering about side effects related to long-term dosing with these meds. Third, I have been told I could try to go off the Zyprexa, and I have no idea how this will work for me. I have had problems in the past with OCD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and am still hearing faint auditory hallucinations when tired, otherwise its not noticeable.
Avatar m tn However, if you are concerned with your medication or have any queries about it or its side effects please contact your pdoc.
Avatar f tn ANY new medication can have side effects....and dizziness is one of the more common ones. However, anxiety itself can also cause dizzinesss...and with your history of trying so many meds and having negative experiences...you may have already decided in your mind that you would have problems with it. Finding a new doctor? Why? Why such a drastic measure? Why not just continue to communicate with your current doctor, and try to follow his instructions.....these meds DO take some time....
Avatar n tn Is alway better to use one drug than combinations, in particular Haldol which has nasty side effects; but some people require more than one antipsychotic. People on Zyprexa tend to gain weight and there are cass of diabetes.
Avatar n tn I've been put on zyprexa for depression. I've never had a manic episode. I was also put on zoloft. The zyprexa @5-10 mg calms me but I feel a bit zoned out, zombie-like. My ears are also chronically plugged. I've been on it for a week. I would prefer to just do the zoloft and the doc has said that would be okay. I'd like your opinion as well. Also, if I go off zyprexa after just this week of using it, will I experience any rebound effects?
Avatar n tn Sedation and weight gain are two of the more common side effects. In your sons case it will be important to clarify the diagnosis which will dictate treatment. The differential is PCP induced psychotic disorder vs a primary psychotic disorder/process. About 6% of a large sample of PCP-intoxicated patients had psychotic features without delirium. Psychotic symptoms persisted from 1-30 days with an average of 4 days. It will be very important for your son to have follow up care.
Avatar n tn The real question is why are you thinking of stopping Zyprexa if you are doing well on it? Are you having side effects? If not,it is usually recommended that you stay for a while longer, maybe even another year.
Avatar n tn Severe depression can certainly make you feel like a zombie. The side effects might last for a while--I think it took a few weeks after stopping Wellbutrin to get rid of my dry mouth, but I'm not sure what the time frame would be for zyprexa. You should ask your psychiatrist (calmly) why she prescribed zyprexa for you in the first place. Explain that you just don't understand, and that you'd like more information. If she won't explain, get a different psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn I was concerned by your statement "natural stuff with no side effects". Natural remedies do indeed have side effects and some are markedly unsafe. The ones I am take am supervised by my provider (won't name them as they are not applicable to this forum) and even though they researched it (from clinical studies) as they are not FDA approved they still a calculated risk.
Avatar n tn After researching Zyprexa side effects and withdrawl systoms I'm not finding any as severe as mine. If anyone has experienced anything like this before please let me know. I'm in desperate need for some answers.
Avatar f tn While I have not taken Zyprexa, it can cause sedation and tremors, as well as other extrapyramidal side effects, like many other antipsychotics which are usually only temporary movement disorders. Perhaps they can give you a side effect pill if this one is worth taking?
Avatar f tn My 24 year old daughter has been on Zoloft for the last two years for generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks but has battled this since she was a teenager (she actually started Zoloft when she was 18 and took herself off of it when she was 20) - and has taken up to 150 mg/day of the Zoloft - but because of intolerance to this level due to side effects - she was lowered back to 50 mg/day -the level she is able to tolerate - after the first year and managed on this level for almost a year
Avatar n tn Personally, I would never take Zyprexa. It's in the antipsychotic family, I believe. Have you read the side effects? Is tardive dyskonesia listed?
Avatar m tn my wife and i are noticing aggressive behavior,and paranoia(along with nhs therapist)she is currently in hospital(acute care)and docs and therapists seem to be ignoring this and are contemplating release after suicidal/homicidal threats,has anyone experienced or heard of such aggression from geodon?i did find side effects on web that confirm this could happen,but seems doctors cant find or have ever heard of this? can anyone shed light please!!!!!
Avatar n tn I have been on both respirdal and zyprexa. The zyprexa i did not like because it made me sleep excessively and the respirdal gave me side-effects such as stiffness and drooling. I'm not sure if this would would help your friend if he has has schzio-affective disorder but I have bipolar and i take lithium and a vitamin for depression called o3 mega+joy 3 times a day. It's a type of omega 3. I can't take regular antidepressants because they bring out my mania.
Avatar n tn 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 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.
1353720 tn?1414506724 My therapist suggested him to be a direct link to my subconscious. I stopped taking Zyprexa because of its side effects. I felt sick often and found myself throwing up and involuntarily urinating and defecating. My doctor gave me a sample of Abilify but that just didn't work for me either. In addition to all these side effects, I really missed being able to talk to my bear. And also having Jack pop around when I was alone made me feel safe. I'm looking for another alternative.
616450 tn?1228437227 I had been on it in the past and it didn't seem to agree with me, but this Zyprexa appears to be the very first antidepressant/anti-anxiety medicine my body and mind can tolerate. (Yes, I've read about the risks and side effects.) Has any one else used Zyprexa? I'm hanging in there for the RAI Friday (the decision was made for me by all three endos, by the way, since they think my levels are good enough right now) and I actually feel almost half human.
Avatar n tn I'm at 39/48 and my side effects have come and gone and come back again. If you stay tired, get your rbc checked and get Procrit if it low. I've been on it since week 6 or 7 and it has made all the difference. I've lost 15 pounds, some hair, and about 30% of my brainpower, but I keep telling myself it is temporary. My family, friends, and this forum have made all the difference.
Avatar f tn In the meantime as what it is treating will return it would be worthwhile to speak to a psychiatrist again and ask what available options are and which one would work for you with the least concerns of any side effects you are experiencing.
Avatar f tn You need to give it time to work and most importantly if it's a recent chance you might be experiencing some withdrawal from the previous med while experience side effects of the newer med (they usually go away after your body/brain is adjusted to the changes). The medication can take up to 4 weeks to work so give it time and if you feel something is wrong report as soon as possible to your doctor.
Avatar n tn Its not really possible to make a suggestion here because I don't know the reason your doctor is prescribing Zyprexa. Ask him or her if there is a specific kind of depression that are treating at this time. There is no question that wellbutrin is a safer to use if that is appropriate treatment.
Avatar n tn I've been on medication (one kind or another) for a few years now and am quite frankly tired of the side effect, the potential long term side effects, etc.
Avatar m tn If you have kids under the age of 21, they have withdrawl effects and some kids are extremely hard to medicate like my son, make sure if your doctor doesn't know how serious your childs side effects are and don't fess up that it could be a drug withdrawls than find another doctor. I am saying this because if I could help any parent and child after what I saw my son go through and almost take his life because the medcine all made his mental state worst.
Avatar m tn After 5 months of using the medication (20mg daily) I began experiencing some sexual side effects such as a dry orgasm, low sperm count, etc. - all of which were unexplainable. My psychiatrist asked that i stop the zyprexa immediately as it was causing an increase in prolactin levels, he asked that i stop the drug COLD TURKEY! (no weaning off) - When I stopped the medication, i did not sleep for 4 days. Whats worse is, I just didn't feel tired anymore...
Avatar f tn You are right to be concerned with these side effects. Neither of these medications are specific for anorexia, so I can not make a recommendation for that, but when you talk to your doctor you can ask him the purpose of the medication, and whether he or she will monitor the side effects like diabetes closely enough so you can stop it before it becomes a problem.
Avatar n tn All of which were discontinued within a short period of time because she experienced side effects that she felt were not worth it. During this time the problem got worse and worse as she jumped between different anti-depressants. A month ago it became so bad that she had to take time off of work and see a psychiatrist. He then prescribed xanax for the axiety and started her on Pamelor.
Avatar f tn I feel a little bit better since taking the Zoloft, but as I side, I am still feeling side effects from the drug because my body is not used to it fully. Best of luck to you! I would think you should get back on something if your body cant take it.
Avatar n tn My doctor says I might want to just go back on the zyprexa but it has really bad side effects and I gain a ton of weight on it and since my blood sugar is already high I would probably develop diabetes. Any advise? Do I just get through withdrawals (which is hell) or do I go back on zyprexa and see if it helps or go ask for something else. Anyone been in a similar situation? I'm really missing my family and haven't been able to care for my 9 month old son. Any advice would be much appreciated!