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Re: Any and all patient info re zyprexa..oops

Posted by Deb R on December 29, 1999, at 8:22:44

In reply to Re: Any and all patient info re zyprexa , posted by Deb R on December 27, 1999, at 20:57:31

Sorry, dont know what happened to the rest of my post above, must have pressed the wrong key somewhere. Anyway, my Mum is taking Olanzapine/Zyprexa and she has had some side-effects. However her dose initially was 27.5mg and she had just been switched from high dose Risperidone. Mum is now on 7.5mg, and she still has some effects (which are subsiding). The most obvious are some rigidity/spasms in her shoulders (kind of like if you draw your breath in really fast and lift your shoulders at the same time) These are involuntary. No headaches (so Mum tells me) although she feels as though her mouth is always dry and she is always eating a lozenge or mint or something similar to stop that dry throat feeling.

Rubin, Mum has been on anti-psychotics for many years, at high doses so perhaps this info is not relevant to your query re: your son. Mum also has permanent (I think) tardive dyskenesia - her legs are always moving, although when she is asleep she is still, I always wonder why that is. The leg shaking has been with Mum for as long as I can remember.

Hope things turn out well for your son - there are lots of people at babble who know a lot more than I do, so perhaps others can chip in with more information which may help your quest.

Deb. (hope this one works)




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