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Reduction of the Zyprexa by: Sebastian - long HappyGirl

Posted by Sebastian on June 26, 2004, at 12:56:25

In reply to Reduction of the Zyprexa// Sebastian, posted by HappyGirl on June 26, 2004, at 11:18:09


Right now, I take 40 mg celexa, 300 mg WB sr, and 7.5 zp.

Other meds (that I remember): prozac, depakote, risperdal, ECT, abilify.

I was taking a 10 mg dose of zp for the past 5 years. Just in the past year I reduced to 7.5 mg succesfully. Before finding the 7.5 dose, I tried 5 mg, 3.75 mg, and 6.25 mg. None of which worked. Well some seemed to for a while, looking back they didn't. I had problems with not functioning properly at work, lack of sleep, anxiety, panic, depression. Also positive side-effects, like, feeling more alive, less sedation, more out going. 2 years ago I tried doses like 0 mg, 1.25 mg, 2.5, and 5 mgs. 5 seemed to work, till I got back in classes, then I could not concentrate on studies. The other lower ones, produced supper duper anxiety, to the point I thought I was going to go running through the parking lot screeming with my hands in the air, feared leaving the house, worried that I was subconciously suicidal (not that I was planing it), feeling realy bad, tired, sleepless, couldn't even eat food at one point on 0 mg. Oh and bad head ackes, paranoia - supper concious, uncontrolable moods like bursts of laughter in the class room, excessive worries. I guess this is why I need zyprexa, to treat this. Must have been my simptoms, not withdraw from zyprexa.

My doctor mentioned to me that if my side-efeects from meds were in the way of me feeling happy to skip a dose. I tried it a few times; some times it was great, but most times I am so sensitive to the chemical loss that I feel horible, I even have to take the meds at the same time every night (10pm) or I will feel off/not right, day light savings time even throws me.

When I take a short break or reduction the initial sensation makes me feel great, but after a while I just feel bad and when I get back on the meds, I have a feeling of tring to catch up on my mental state.

One thing I am glad of is the reduction from 10 mg to 7.5 actualy working for me. I was hoping that after a year anouther reduction to 5 mg would work, guess not. I'm not sure why I need this med, is it the sedation I need, or the anti-psychotic properties. I'm starting to think its the AP properties. Think I will stick with ZP and not try the remeron, or any other AP (none of which have ever even remotly worked for me).




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