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Re: Zyprexa and my son

Posted by Camille Dumont on January 2, 2004, at 14:35:39

In reply to Zyprexa and my son, posted by lightsaber on January 2, 2004, at 6:05:49

This seems quite severe in terms of side effects ... I would definitely try and take your son to a different doctor ... even if you don't get a prescription and even if its not covered ... the fee for say an evaluation and another opinion on the medication would probably be worth it.

I don't know about the states but here in Canada, Zyprexa is quite expensive ... and there might actually be other APs that are less expensive. If your son is totally different from his normal self, I say it would be worth it to try other alternatives or at least get another opinion.

> My 19 year old son has been on zyprexia for almost a year now for depression and mental illness. He never stuttered before he took zyprexia, and now he stutters in almost every sentence. He also rarely gets out of bed, and sometimes urinates in bed. He takes 10 ml a day.
> I hate to see him in this condition!
> My ex-wife says that the doctors in that area (Rochester, NY) won't change his medication because more expensive medication is not covered by our health care insurance. I think this is a bull-shit answer and don't know if its true since I live in different state. She also said that they are afraid to try another drug, and that they all look out for each other in that area.
> Anyhow, I heard that Geodon is better. How can I get him a prescription for that or something else? She says that the local doctors won's give him anything else.
> I don't want to see my son, who was a 'normal' teenager just a few years ago, lay in bed for the rest of his life.
> Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lightsaber




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