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Olanzapine - Medical Cosh?

Sally Cinamon

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Has anyone else had a bad Olanzapine experience?..I know I have!

I know very little about this drug & am still seething about being prescribed it.

I am sure it tipped me into 9 months of hellish depression, having previously been perfectly happy & stable on Sodium Valporate (Epilim Chrono 800mg)for seven wonderfull years.

Your experinces will be gratefully recieved, so I can either put my rage to bed or feel justified about being enraged!

Thanks to you all for taking the time,
Sally Cinamon (AKA Happy Sally....finally once again!):flowers:
 
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The only bad experience I had with olanzapine was weight gain. I put on about 2 stone on it. I refuse to go back on it after that.
Jacqui
 
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i was on olanzipine for a while but i couldn,t stay awake all day even on the smallest of doses but i felt it did work so i was disappointed i had 2 come off it at the time i can,t remember it making me depressed tho but we r all different
 
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First AP I got put on, didn't like it, mainly because it made me very tired and the weight gain was immense.
 
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It shouldn't make you depressed it is an anti psychotic and given to people to reduce anxiety


Why are you angry? It should help you I've been on it for a long time, reducing down to now just 2.5mg as I'm told it will take the edge of things, then I can come off it completely when I feel ready to do so myself. I did put on weight but only one stone which I have lost easily. It just seemed to drop off as the dosage was reduced over the year
 
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I've been on a whacking dose of Olanzapene, well above the manufacturers recomended maximum dosage, it didn't touch my psychosis and just seemed to knock me out for about fourteen or fifteen hours a day, why some meds seem to work on some people and not work on others with a similar diagnosis seems to show to me that the shrinks and scientists have very little insight into the true nature of mental illness and have a broad set of criteria for what are probably a widely differing range of problems. In truth we don't fit into neat little boxes.
 
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I've been on a whacking dose of Olanzapene, well above the manufacturers recomended maximum dosage, it didn't touch my psychosis and just seemed to knock me out for about fourteen or fifteen hours a day, why some meds seem to work on some people and not work on others with a similar diagnosis seems to show to me that the shrinks and scientists have very little insight into the true nature of mental illness and have a broad set of criteria for what are probably a widely differing range of problems. In truth we don't fit into neat little boxes.
what dose was this?

I was on 20mg, the max, may have been higher before that I don't know
 
Sally Cinamon

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i was on olanzipine for a while but i couldn,t stay awake all day even on the smallest of doses but i felt it did work so i was disappointed i had 2 come off it at the time i can,t remember it making me depressed tho but we r all different
Hi M.A.A.H.,

Thanks for your reply. Yes is so true that we are all different. Different med's suit different people; I too found O' very difficult to keep awake, falling asleep at he drop of a hat. Can I ask in which way it worked or you i.e did it help with mania or depression or just as a good stabiliser? I would like to know as I don't want to write it off by blaming it on a depression that may have been in on the horizon with or without Olanzapine.

Thanks S.
 
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It shouldn't make you depressed it is an anti psychotic and given to people to reduce anxiety


Why are you angry? It should help you I've been on it for a long time, reducing down to now just 2.5mg as I'm told it will take the edge of things, then I can come off it completely when I feel ready to do so myself. I did put on weight but only one stone which I have lost easily. It just seemed to drop off as the dosage was reduced over the year
Hi Suzy, I know what an antipsychotic is, have been given 'nuff of of them in my time!
An Antipsychotic in it's nature will calm/bring you down in it's mission to ease anxiety.The problem lies with the delicate balance of medication in accordance with bipolar disorder & getting the right balance.
I was in a state of anxiety, not mania when I was prescribed O'. I was not so high that I needed to be brought down as a matter of urgency to prevent a full on hypo-mainic epidsode. This is why I feel angry because following being prescribed and taking O' I spent 9 months wanting to end my life :(:mad:.:hug:
 

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