Zyprexa withdrawal effects

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Avatar m tn The dose you took is relatively small, but it can still cause side-effects and withdrawal effects. Did your doctor prescribe this to you? If you are having trouble sleeping, there are many other techniques and medications that can be used.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I was suffering from insomnia, panic attack and I became very deppressed. My doctor says it is not normal. There are no withdrawal effects from Zyprexa. So I am going to try again to stop but I need to know how to do it. Also has anyone been able to stop Zyprexa after taking it for more than a year. Thank you for your answers.
Avatar m tn Has anyone else experienced these problems and if so will I ever feel normal again post Zyprexa? I am still battling withdrawal effects while taking 2.5 but no where near as severe as they were when I was not taking any. I am fearful it is going to get worse again. When I stopped taking the medicine I endured 8 painful days and was devastated to hear that I needed to get it back in my system and wean down.
Avatar n tn your problems with intense nausea and vomiting following withdrawal from zyprexa. I am only on my eleventh day of withdrawal from zyprexa, and like you described, I am suffering severe nausea. I'm very lucky that I haven't actually vomited, but I'm not eating much. I had an anti-emetic called metaclopramide in my medicine cabinet, so I tried that, but it didn't work.
Avatar n tn For the last 4 weeks I have been feeling a little bit of dizziness which I think is getting less frequent with time. Is this a withdrawal symptom for zyprexa?
Avatar f tn Hi, I am experiencing burning feet,skin sensitivity and pains in my hands and feet during Zyprexa withdrawal,I`ve been on Zyprexa for 6 years and off it for about 5 months now.Please let me know if the burning feet and all other symptoms will go away with time? Has anyone quit Zyprexa successfully? Please help with any information,many thanks!!
Avatar m tn I've read enough accounts of other people who went through Zyprexa withdrawal that I know it's real. I also began taking Lamictal around the time I stopped the Zyprexa, but again my pdoc doesn't think it could be causing my illness. I'm certain it's Zyprexa WD. I need reassurance that this will end soon. How much longer? I am scared. Do you think permanent damage was done to me by the Zyprexa and that this will never go away? Thank you for your help.
5790942 tn?1374337921 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. I will say it again, this is not guaranteed to happen to everybody. But Zyprexa has recently gotten some bad press in Canada and parts of Europe. It is also a billion dollar a year top earner for the company that makes it. Some of my fingers tremble now, uncontrolled. Zyprexa, idk If you have just started Zyprexa, read up on it please!
Avatar n tn There's not much information on Zyprexa withdrawal but I can assure you, that insomnia is one of them if you do not taper slowly. I did it cold turkey on 5 mg and did not sleep for 2 weeks (absolutely 0 sleep believe it or not) so I had to go back on the 5 mg and taper very slowly. Even when you are successful at getting off the drug, your sleep with not be normal. You can expect at most 5 hours.
Avatar m tn My psychiatrist has tried me on ambien, lunesta, Ive' even used 2 lunesta and I DO NOT GET SLEEPY! I've done research on sleep disorders, zyprexa withdrawal, etc. and a lot of information states that zyprexa withdrawal can cause insomnia. However, is this the same as not feeling sleepy? Its been a month and I haven't been tired and whats even wierder is that i wasn't tired when i got back on the zyprexa after stopping it for 4 days. I am wondering if i am ever going to be sleepy tired again.
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.
Avatar n tn I figured by now I was chemically addicted to Zyprexa by now, as Eli Lilly claims untrue, but many of you confirm otherwise. Eli Lilly states that Zyprexa has not been observed to produce noticeable effects upon withdrawal. Except that whatever symptoms the sufferer(patient) already has, will return quickly, appearing to be withdrawal symptoms. B.S. Figuring I was addicted, I decided to switch to the other drug, which my doctor told me would not likely work.
Avatar m tn After another 3 months like this the doctor switched me to zyprexa 10mg.This I found to be a great relief and was sleeping 7 hours a day on zyprexa alone.After about 6 months like this the zyprexa dosage was reduced to 5mg.This worked fine and I was still sleeping about 6-7 hours daily.This continued for a year but now I am able to sleep only 5 hours on 5mg of zyprexa.I may have to up the dosage to sleep well.
Avatar f tn Then it will be I whom she is begging to get OTC weight loss pills (as though we need anything else in the mix) not the pdoc.Everything I've seen on Zyprexa withdrawal is scary and so I have a firm belief she should be taking the absolute minimum of this drug to address her hallucinations. I am worn out by all this. I have to take daughter to all the appointments because of course she can't drive owing to seizures.
Avatar n tn My doctor says there is no such thing a zyprexa withdrawal. Also, I've been checked out by my primary care physician. He says my ears are fine; the only thing is my throat looked a little irritated. Said it could be allergy-BUT WHY WOULD THAT ALLERGY SYMPTOM START EXACTLY WHEN I GO OFF THE ZYPREXA?
Avatar n tn I was on 15 mg of zyprexa for bipolar and I recently decided i wanted to get off of it due to the side effects....I am now experiencing extreme side effects such as horrible nausea, no appetite, not being able to sleep...etc. I have lost some of the weight that I gained during my zyprexa use and I am just ready for these side effects to be over. I didn't realize coming off of it was going to be so extreme, but it has been. If anyone has any suggestions please help.
Avatar n tn I've documented my withdrawal from zyprexa on http://zyprexawithdrawal.com. It's been horribly agonizing. I was never on a high dose (1.25 mg/day) but it was high enough to not be able to quit cold turkey (tried 4 times). I worked with my pdoc and had my wife on board and tapered over 5 weeks and finally, when I was down to 1/4 of a 2.5 mg tablet twice a week, cut the strings. I'm currently on day 17 and this past weekend was simply hell. I can't describe it.
Avatar f tn It could be a lot of things but I just want to say that olanzapine's drug metabolism is increased with fluvoxamine which could cause increased adverse effects regarding the olanzapine. Like you leg pain could be caused by extra restlessness caused by increased drug matabolism regarding the interaction with both drug or simple adverse reaction from olanzapine that can get worse by increased drug metabolism.
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 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 I've been on zyprexa for 16 years I'm having serious withdrawal side effects I'm having shortness of breath pains in my back and left chest and under my rib cage sleep apnea and trouble sleeping rapid heartbeat I'm itching all over and my tongue gets stiff every so often and I have hot flashes and chills and headaches and pains in my head I went to the doctor thank got every teste I could done a colonoscopy endoscopy heart enzymes check chest x ray and all blood work done and a full physical eve
Avatar f tn I recently tapered off both Zyprexa (anti-psychotic) and Lexapro (AD) due to side-effects (weight-gain, sexual dysfunction, and apathy). My pdoc supported my decision. I currently take Lamictal 150 mgs (mood stabilizer) and thyroid medication for hypothyroidism. I have been off the Zyprexa for about 2 weeks and the Lex for about 1 week.
Avatar n tn I felt it the first time off but have been back on twice and had no side effects with withdrawal, nothing at all. SO who knows what to expect? You say you are taking some other drugs as well but don't say if they are legit or street. Either way please don't mix without doc's knowledge, it's a certain disaster looming if so. It's not the Wellbutrin, it's Effexor withdrawals. No it's not better to go back on as if you suffer the withdrawals it often matters not how slowly you come off.
Avatar f tn I fortunately saw my doctor who got very angry with the psychiatrist for giving me Zyprexa as I was not psychotic and secondly there are very bad side effects from it. I also read somewhere in the internet that there were lawsuits against manufacturers of Zyprexa for using the medication for off label use and apparently covering up data that the medication causes diabetes. I am just curious how freely is Zyprexa prescribed for anxiety disorders outside Australia?