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Re: zyprexa

Posted by med_empowered on February 23, 2006, at 22:36:45

In reply to Re: zyprexa, posted by stann on February 23, 2006, at 21:29:48

Antipsychotics are tricky. Zyprexa gave me "akathisia"--a sense of inner turmoil, accompanied by shaking and fidgeting--at only 2.5 mgs/day, which is (supposedly) uncommon. What I think is that a *lot* people get low-grade akathisia and heightened anxiety, even with the new antipsychotics...I just dont think psychiatrists notice (or want to notice, really).

You COULD wait it out--if its not too bad, you'll probably see improvement in a couple weeks. YOu could then stabilize the dose or increase it. Meds can help with the akathisia (ex: ativan, klonopin, propranolol) but they can present additional problems, too.

Have you tried Buspar? It does **mild** serotonin antagonism and a little D2 agonsim/antagonism--it might help.

Good luck!




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