Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 913685

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Zyprexa and movement problems

Posted by jms600 on August 23, 2009, at 14:59:48

Hi everyone. I've been on 10-15mg Zyprexa for around four weeks now and over the last fortnight I have noticed that my left foot and right foot are constantly tapping the floor when I'm sitting down. They do this in a rhythmic one-two one-two motion. Is this due to the Zyprexa? Will it go away? I'm also taking 150mg Effexor, 40mg Buspirone and 600mg Lithium.

Any advice anyone?

Thanks

 

Re: Zyprexa and movement problems

Posted by Phil on August 23, 2009, at 15:12:48

In reply to Zyprexa and movement problems, posted by jms600 on August 23, 2009, at 14:59:48

Either become a drummer or talk to your doc. Since drumming hasn't made me rich, go for second option.

Could get worse.

 

Re: Zyprexa and movement problems jms600

Posted by SLS on August 23, 2009, at 16:00:41

In reply to Zyprexa and movement problems, posted by jms600 on August 23, 2009, at 14:59:48

> Hi everyone. I've been on 10-15mg Zyprexa for around four weeks now and over the last fortnight I have noticed that my left foot and right foot are constantly tapping the floor when I'm sitting down. They do this in a rhythmic one-two one-two motion. Is this due to the Zyprexa? Will it go away? I'm also taking 150mg Effexor, 40mg Buspirone and 600mg Lithium.
>
> Any advice anyone?

I experience the same thing when I am taking an MAO inhibitor. I find that it happens more when I am beginning to respond to a drug. Right now, I wouldn't be too worried about it. What you are experiencing is not akathisia. I doubt it is any kind of EPS at all.

What is your lithium level at 600mg? Why did you choose that dosage?

Thanks.


- Scott

 

Re: Zyprexa and movement problems SLS

Posted by jms600 on August 24, 2009, at 6:43:18

In reply to Re: Zyprexa and movement problems jms600, posted by SLS on August 23, 2009, at 16:00:41

Hi Scott

My current lithium level is 0.5ppml at 600mg. My doctor raised my dose to 600mg.

 

Re: Zyprexa and movement problems jms600

Posted by SLS on August 24, 2009, at 7:19:55

In reply to Re: Zyprexa and movement problems SLS, posted by jms600 on August 24, 2009, at 6:43:18

> Hi Scott
>
> My current lithium level is 0.5ppml at 600mg. My doctor raised my dose to 600mg.

Thanks for replying so quickly. I really appreciate it. At your present dosage, you are gleaning all of the benefit of the neuroprotection and neurogenesis effects that lithium has to offer. I recently raised my dosage to 600mg. I'll get a blood level next week.


- Scott


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