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Re: Zyprexa

Posted by kelly on December 17, 1999, at 10:32:54

In reply to Zyprexa, posted by Craig on December 17, 1999, at 1:35:28

> Zyprexa isn't an antidepressant. Did your doctor give you a reason for why he wanted you to take it? I wonder why he didn't start you at 2.5 mg instead of 5 mg. It's usually better to start at a lower dose and then increase it. I'm bipolar (not psychotic) and I now take 5 mg at night, although I started at the 2.5 mg dose. I was kind of resistant to take it at first, but it has worked out well for me. That first summer I was on it, I slept so soundly that I didn't even hear lawn mowers outside my window. I'm now on 5 mg a night and I can even take it 6 hours before I go to bed without it making me sleepy. When you first start taking it, you might sleep a lot (like 10 or 11 hours) and your sleep is much deeper. It seems to have calmed me down compared to how I was previously. Try it and see for yourself.

He started me on a high does cause I'm not sleeping at all & suicidal. I was taking doxepin 75mg then when that wasn't working anymore, he put me on phenothiazine when all that did was give me more anxiety. I'll try taking Zyprexa tonight.




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