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  1. pinscher chi

    Olanzapine side effects

    I started taking Olanzapine about six weeks ago to help with anxiety, OCD, anorexia and depression. I have definitely been having the side effect of drowsiness but I have also developed swelling / fluid retention in my feet. Swelling / fluid retention can also be an effect / sympton of anorexia...
  2. soulsearcher

    olanzapine anyone have experience with this med?

    hey peeps so saw the home treatment doctor today and hes going to reduce my quitiapine and give me olanzapine 10mg, so was just wondering what sort of things to expect? and what sort of experiences youve had with it?
  3. W

    Just joined

    Hello my names Bill and I got diagnosed 10 years ago. I'm currently hearing voices constantly and taking a combination of Aripiprazole and Olanzapine. I've been sectioned once under a section 2 and currently live alone in Cornwall.
  4. A

    Olanzapine withdrawal

    Have people come off olanzapine successfuly ? I was on 10 mg then went to 5 and doc reduced it to 2.5mg.im feeling anxious and confusion. I've read that these are normal withdrawal symptoms
  5. J

    Coming off olanzapine [zyprexa]

    Hi , I am currently coming off olanzapine . I was on 20mg daily . I have been reduced to 10 mg daily. Have noticed some anxiety and mental fogg . I am wondering if anyone else has had any withdrawals from olanzapine ? I want to come off completely. Or suggestions on what to watch for . Thanks in...
  6. E

    Olanzapine for panic attacks

    Has anyone been given Olanzapine for GAD? I was admitted to hospital in 2013 for mental health reasons, and the Dr there gave me a script of Olanzapine for the really bad days. That script has lasted me until now (only use in desperation), however I went to go and get another script, and I was...
  7. M

    olanzapine withdrawal and weight loss

    Does anybody know how long after ceasing to take a 5mg dosage of olanzapine for 17 years it might take to see a marked reduction in body weight. Thanks.
  8. jojo94

    Olanzapine...hunger pangs are unbearable!

    I am on Olanzapine and I'm getting really bad hunger pangs. Just wondered if this settles down in time? It's so bad I'm very close to coming off it altogether which would be a shame as it's helps me.
  9. A

    Olanzapine or Depakote

    I had to come off Quetiapine because it was affecting my heart. Its taken 8 weeks to get back to as it should be. My Psychiatrist today has given me a choice of trying Olanzapine or Depakote. I've read up about both but they both sound terrible. Can anyone give me any idea which is the least...
  10. M


    Hi everyone. My name is Jocelyn, and I am new here. My doc is weaning me off Haldol, and has added 5mg as a starting dose of olanzapine. This was Wednesday, and I take it at night as it makes me drowsy. Yesterday, I felt stoned, and today it is even worse. Can a low dose do that. Will it...
  11. C

    Olanzapine side effects

    I'm currently just starting on olanzapine and coming off haloperidol. I wondered if anyone has managed to not gain weight on olanzapine, and if so how you did it? Also, does olanzapine make one sleep heavier than normal - I'm really struggling to get out of bed in the mornings.... Thanks Cx
  12. B

    Olanzapine, Mirtazapine, Lamotrigine, Venlafaxine, Propranolol, Diazepam

    Olanzapine, Mirtazapine, Lamotrigine, Venlafaxine, Propranolol, Diazepam Hi, I am still trying to find someone who is a similar age (21) and in a similar situation to the current medication cocktail I take. Olanzapine 10mg Lamotrigine 200mg Venlafaxine 375mg Mirtazapine 15mg Propranolol 80mg...
  13. Z

    Coming off from Olanzapine

    Hello, Has anyone experienced feeling extremely tired when coming from Olanzapine. I've been on it for the year and I slowly reduced down. Also experiencing bit of anxious, how long will this last? How long before things gets to normal?:cry2:
  14. B

    Side effects

    Hello So I'm taking Haldol injections,and Haldol in pills and Clozapine in pills,too. I have problems with the side effects- my lips are dry,but I'm drooling and I gained lot of weight.Are there antipsychotics that don't cause these side effects? Maybe I could switch to some other...
  15. Cazcat

    Antipsychotics and diabetes

    My husband has episodes of psychosis and has been on various doses of Olanzapine over the last 4 years since diagnosis. He has also been on citalopram for much longer. He successfully tapered down to 5mg a few years ago and managed well for a long time on this. He then stopped the Olanzapine...
  16. R

    Continuos muscle twitches after olanzapine and mirtazapine. Can it be tardive dyskinesia?

    Continuos muscle twitches after olanzapine and mirtazapine. Can it be tardive dyskinesia? Hello everyone, my name is Nicholas and I'm a 21 years old guy from Italy. I suffered from chronic insomnia from the age of 15 and in mid-February 2017 was prescribed before bedtime the antidepressant...
  17. F

    blood test, need zyprexa to show in system

    uhhh hello? i don't really know how to use this site,,, i didn't know where to go and i found this... anyways onto the issue, so i have a blood test soon, either this week or next I'm not really sure... it's to check meds and stuff idk... but here's the problem, I'm supposed to be taking zyprexa...
  18. P

    Sleeping 10-12 hours on Olanzapine

    Hi I'm on 15mg Olanzapine, taken once daily and am sleeping way too much. I sleep between 10 and 12 hours, last month I managed to sleep 16 hours one night. I feel like I'm sleeping my life away. When I wake up it takes around 90 minutes to come around, not sure if that's the medication or...
  19. F

    not again

    So in brief, I had a bit of a nervous breakdown earlier this year that I was sectioned for a week and a half to be monitored. Was put on Olanzapine.. 15mg. Did the best I could to come back to reality and was released but still on the meds. Came off them after a few weeks cos i was like a...
  20. T

    From Riperidone to Olanzapine or Aripiprazole?

    I’m currently on 4mg Risperidone, 1500mg Semi-sodium Valproate and 50mg Sertraline and I’m experiencing what I’ve read others posting about the first one: namely, a loss of motivation and a depression that’s increased over time. It’s got to the point where I can’t do much and just sit around...