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Half Dose Day

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Twylight

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I'm only taking 5mg instead of 10mg of Olanzapine tonight - as I have done once a week recently

I hope to wake up in a bright mood - instead of the Grumpy Old Git I normally am.
 
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Hi Twylight,
How did it go? :flowers:
 
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Twylight

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yep. pretty good, thanks Ms p

i didn't have to have my usual mid-day nap
 
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Twylight

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I've continued to take only half of my normal dose (5mg ) since monday

i did discuss this with a Doctor a few years ago and neither of us knew if it would be strong enough

I've packed up cannabis, and at the moment am feeling good - i'm keeping a check that my thoughts are not too fast and i'm not getting emotional

I'm sleeping 8/9 hours at night
 
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Twylight

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Fine tuning

I've been chopping my 10mg olanzepine roughly in half for about 9 days now

I'm taking at least 5mg or 6 mg nightly

I suggested to my CPN that if they produced a 1mg tablet of Olanzepine the combinations of dosage could be finely tuned

A 5mg and 1 mg could be taken

or a 7.5 and a 1 mg

or many other permutations

i know it's only a slight difference in dosage, but lets face it these drugs are immensely powerfull and it can make a world of difference

I'm stll feeling good, im more motivated and sleeping OK
 
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Twylight

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Two weeks now

I'm still feeling good, but tired
But then i'm awake a lot more hours and i'm a lot more active
I've rebuilt a mountain bike and completely re-stored a vintage electric guitar
My friends have been around and smoked cannabis in front of me, but there was no urge on my part to participate
I hope it keeps up
 
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Twylight

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More confident now

18 days now and feeling good

and of course, because i'm off the dope, i've got more money

Yeeehah
 
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Twylight

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I'm now just staring week 7 on half the dose and still cannabis free
 
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Good for you Twilight. If youve got to 18days with no side efects youve done well. Just keep a check on your mood.
 
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Twylight

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Thanks Daffy,

I've noticed that i'm sleeping more as the cannabis disappears out of my system - but well pleased
 
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I would have thought you'd be sleeping less.Are you going to try and go med free Twylight?
Good luck with it.:)
 
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Twylight

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I would have thought you'd be sleeping less.Are you going to try and go med free Twylight?
Good luck with it.:)
I went from 10mg to 5 mg and immediately stopped the dope

Initially I slept less, but i'm still taking 5mg, but the cannabis is slowly draining out through the Kidneys and now i'm sleeping a bit more

NO, i'm not going to attempt to go Med free
 
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Twylight

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I felt a bit Headstong on the 5mg. so i've upped it to 6 -6.5 and i'm Ok again now
 
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