Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 218931

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Zyprexa Withdrawal stories

Posted by ace on April 12, 2003, at 23:11:25

Dear Lads and Ladies,

Could you please share your Zyprexa withdrawal experience.

Also, at what rate did you taper?
How long on it?

If there was any problems with the withdrawal how were they overcome?


Thankyou,

Ace.

 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories

Posted by cybercafe on April 13, 2003, at 8:54:36

In reply to Zyprexa Withdrawal stories, posted by ace on April 12, 2003, at 23:11:25

i went from 5 mg to 2.5 mg rather quickly and had no insomnia

 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories

Posted by Tepiaca on April 14, 2003, at 17:31:23

In reply to Zyprexa Withdrawal stories, posted by ace on April 12, 2003, at 23:11:25

Hi ace . nice to here you are back again
I took Zypreza for 1 year (10mg) ,but Its made me win alot of weigth . I stoped cold turkey , and nothing bad happened , only I start feeling like I was before th zyprexa ,then I changed to seroquel and no weigth gain problems .
Hope this helps
Tepiaca

 

Is Seroquel effective? Tepiaca

Posted by Tiina on April 15, 2003, at 12:09:14

In reply to Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories, posted by Tepiaca on April 14, 2003, at 17:31:23

> ...,then I changed to seroquel and no weigth gain problems .
> Hope this helps
> Tepiaca

Hi Tep
I'm thinking about changing to Seroquel from Risperdal because of the weight gain. Have you found Seroquel to be effective? Thanks
Tiina

 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories » Tepiaca

Posted by ace on April 16, 2003, at 2:41:29

In reply to Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories, posted by Tepiaca on April 14, 2003, at 17:31:23

You stopped Cold Turkey? You mean no tapering at all? And you were on 10mg? I think it's great you had no withdrawal.

by the way, did you like the zyprexa? did you only stop cause of the weight?

Thanks

Ace.

 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories Tepiaca

Posted by gabbix2 on April 16, 2003, at 14:27:15

In reply to Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories Tepiaca, posted by ace on April 16, 2003, at 2:41:29

I stopped taking Zyprexa cold turkey, for about a week, the withdrawl was nothing excruciating,
It was just made me feel strung out, and every feeling I had was turned up a few notches.
Which is a walk in the park for any veteren withdraw -(er?)
Twas nothing compared to Paxil Effexor or Lorazepam withdrawl.

I love Zyprexa I found for my head noise and anxiety though it works better if I take it at a low dose and as a p.r.n.
Higher (5-7.5) doses seemed to put me in a fog of depression.
I hate the side effects
It doesn't actually make me gain fat at that low dose, but the water retention is unreal, freakish almost, I can lean against something and leave a dent in myself for 45 minutes ( I know I counted )
Its so very sexy and good for my self esteem.


 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories

Posted by gregg on April 17, 2003, at 14:10:38

In reply to Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories Tepiaca, posted by gabbix2 on April 16, 2003, at 14:27:15

> I stopped taking Zyprexa cold turkey, for about a week, the withdrawl was nothing excruciating,
> It was just made me feel strung out, and every feeling I had was turned up a few notches.
> Which is a walk in the park for any veteren withdraw -(er?)
> Twas nothing compared to Paxil Effexor or Lorazepam withdrawl.
>
> I love Zyprexa I found for my head noise and anxiety though it works better if I take it at a low dose and as a p.r.n.
> Higher (5-7.5) doses seemed to put me in a fog of depression.
> I hate the side effects
> It doesn't actually make me gain fat at that low dose, but the water retention is unreal, freakish almost, I can lean against something and leave a dent in myself for 45 minutes ( I know I counted )
> Its so very sexy and good for my self esteem.
>
>
>
Gabbix2,

Have you had your thyroid checked? My wife has the same problem with water retention on Zyprexa, but only if she isn't taking her thyroid medication. She only has hypothyroidism when she is on anti-psychotics.

Greg

 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories gregg

Posted by gabbix2 on April 18, 2003, at 20:02:35

In reply to Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories, posted by gregg on April 17, 2003, at 14:10:38

Greg you rock!
Thank you so much for mentioning that. I do have thyroid medication but I've been on it for so long I'm not sure that its even working anymore.
And its quite logical that the AP's could worsen my condition if it causes hypothyroidism in your wife.
Maybe its time to up the dosage.
Thanks so much, I just HATE the way this feels.

 

Re: Is Seroquel effective? Tiina

Posted by Tepiaca on April 18, 2003, at 22:41:40

In reply to Is Seroquel effective? Tepiaca, posted by Tiina on April 15, 2003, at 12:09:14

Hi
I tried Risperdal and It did nothing for me
In my opinion Seroquel is the best AP in the market.
Work greats , almost any side effects and is the safest of all

 

Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories Tepiaca ace

Posted by Tepiaca on April 18, 2003, at 22:47:19

In reply to Re: Zyprexa Withdrawal stories Tepiaca, posted by ace on April 16, 2003, at 2:41:29

Yes ace , cold turkey.
I did not stoped for the weigth gain , because in that time I was doing also exercise and I dint gain too much weigth . I stopped because I wanted to try another thing to my fear (I dint know I had SP)
Its a good AP , but the best for me is Seroquel


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