Posted by froggy on June 5, 2001, at 5:12:04
In reply to Re: just started zyprexa » CremyWheat, posted by email@example.com on June 3, 2001, at 11:25:38
> Sorry Wheat, I don't know anything about the use of zyprexa for depression. The only thing I can tell you is that if your wife's dr wants to take her off of the zyprexa, he should give her a nice long weaning time. Zyprexa has a very short halflife, which means that it leaves the body quickly, which can cause biochemistry problems and withdrawal symptoms. That is what happened to me - never had depression before taking zyprexa and haven't had any since my recovery from my bad withdrawal from this drug.
> Coincidentally, my son was only two when this happened to me, and we put him in nursery school during my illness. Not having the responsibility of his care 24 hrs a day was also a help in my recovery. Maybe a similar action would help your wife. It's not for nothing that they call this age the "terrible twos!" In my case it turned out quite well, as my son's teacher recognized that he has a learning disability and he is now being treated for it and will probably never suffer a learning delay because of our prompt action. If I hadn't gotten sick, we probably wouldn't have noticed his problems until he started kindergarten.
> Good luck to you and your wife. Depression is the hardest thing I have ever gone through, and I wouldn't wish those feelings on my worst enemy. My prayers are with you.
> Wheat I have been on 5mg's Zyprexa for 10 months and the intent is to help ctrl mood swings. The doctor also put me on Remeron 30mg. These two together did wonders for me! I was able to sleep and had more of a desire for daily activities.
>However, I stopped taking the Remeron due to all the side effects. They have now put me on Effexor Xr. Now I do not sleep well at all. I too have chronic sleep problems.
Hope this helps.