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Re: zyprexa got rid of mind torture adamie

Posted by vince on June 8, 2002, at 0:46:34

In reply to zyprexa got rid of mind torture, posted by adamie on June 2, 2002, at 21:31:09

> i took zyprexa the day before yesterday but then my mom took it away. anyway it finally let me sleep. before that i was going 5 days with very very little sleep. like 1-3 hours a day. the day after the zyprexa i was constantly sleepy and tired and i had no motivation to do anything, i didn't even want to move. just lay in my chair trying to stay awake. after 6pm when i took a shower it was a bit better but still no motivation to do anything and very sleepy. anyway it felt like i was disconnected from the world. it was a very strange feeling. mind torture was gone. my head wouldn't be burning anymore and the mental pain was gone. but motivation droppeddd. felt lifeless and just not interested in anything. and some of that is still with me today. i have felt like not doing much. and i still slept well. how long does it take for this zyprexa effect to go away?
> and what does the zyprexa do that makes it not painful to be alive? because that is what the mind torture would do. but at least in such days i would have a small bit of motivation to do basic things. currently i have hardly any motivation. and it has just felt too strange. and still feels strange today. anyway i just cant take the zyprexa anymore. i stopped it a long time ago for it's constant day time sleepiness. so no use going on it again. i just wonder what the zyprexa does that made the mental pain go away...

I think 5mg of Zyprexa is too much to start out with. Try 1/4th that, (1.25mg/day), to begin with. Continue with that dose for about a week, or until the daytime somnalence subsides, then increase the dose to 2.5mg. If 2.5 doesn't control the "mind torture" then increase by another 1.25 mg after the daytime tiredness subsides.

I'm not sure exactly what the mind torture thing is, but that sounds like what I suffer from. It is much different from major depression symptoms i.e. feelings of worthlesness, guilt, sadness, etc. I think that it's a different animal than depression. Antidepressants do nothing for it. I've found that neurontin and lamictal help me a little. I've been thinking of giving Zyprexa a try - I've avoided it because of the weight gain. But, 'better [over] fed than dead.' I hope that if you suffer like I do that you will consider another trial, increasing the dose slowly as I've described - with your doctor's consent and supervision of coarse





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