Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 87949

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Zyprexa Sedation - NEED HELP !!!

Posted by jimmygold70 on December 27, 2001, at 10:47:55

I am taking Effexor 225mg + Klonopin 2-4mg for Depression, Anxiety and Borderline Personality symptoms. My PDoc added Risperdal against my impulsivity and obsessive ideation (i.e. Serotogenic augmentation). I had sexual dysfunction since it raised my Prolactin to the skies, so we switched to Zyprexa 5mg/day. This is effective for me, but I am to tired and not able to concentrate.
Is there any way to counteract this sedating effect ? Anything to add to the cocktail ? My PDoc says Seroquel is even more sedating. Is that true ? We still don't have Geodon here. Actually, I don't like that dopamine antagonism at all. I'll happily do without it.

Thanks for the help.
Jimmy

 

Re: Zyprexa Sedation - NEED HELP !!! jimmygold70

Posted by jay on December 27, 2001, at 17:28:17

In reply to Zyprexa Sedation - NEED HELP !!!, posted by jimmygold70 on December 27, 2001, at 10:47:55

> I am taking Effexor 225mg + Klonopin 2-4mg for Depression, Anxiety and Borderline Personality symptoms. My PDoc added Risperdal against my impulsivity and obsessive ideation (i.e. Serotogenic augmentation). I had sexual dysfunction since it raised my Prolactin to the skies, so we switched to Zyprexa 5mg/day. This is effective for me, but I am to tired and not able to concentrate.
> Is there any way to counteract this sedating effect ? Anything to add to the cocktail ? My PDoc says Seroquel is even more sedating. Is that true ? We still don't have Geodon here. Actually, I don't like that dopamine antagonism at all. I'll happily do without it.
>
> Thanks for the help.
> Jimmy


Hi:

You can get Zyprexa in 2.5mg doses, and I have tried both 5 and 2.5, and you may find 2.5 less sedating. At 5mg, with my Effexor, I was very much a Zombie. 2.5 seems more tolerable. Give it a shot...let us know how it works out!

Best wishes..

Jay

 

Re: Zyprexa Sedation - NEED HELP !!!

Posted by ChrisK on December 28, 2001, at 2:25:12

In reply to Zyprexa Sedation - NEED HELP !!!, posted by jimmygold70 on December 27, 2001, at 10:47:55

For me it was just a matter of waiting it out. After about 1-2 months your body will be well enough adjusted that you won't notice the sedation. For now I would recommend taking your dose after dinner. YYou'll be able to get a good night's sleep and by the time the morning comes you should have passed by that washed out feeling.

I now take my 7.5 mg dose in the mornings and don't have a problem with the sedation.


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