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Well-known member
Feb 9, 2009
Yorkshire, UK
Hey :)

I got prescribed Olanzapine today for the first time, I've researched it on the internet but I wanted some people's personal experiences, I understand that it's different for everyone but I would be interested to hear what you all think of it. I am being started off on only 5mg but this is going to be renewed in 2 weeks. The pdoc says that it will help my lack of sleep straight away but won't stop the voices for a couple of weeks. This has to work as it's one step before hospital, if medication doesn't work then the pdoc says that I may need to be hospitilised and I don't really want that.

So, please could you share your experiences if you feel comfortable?

Sam :)


Former member
Hi, I've tried all the anti-psychotics and for me Olanzepine is the best

But we're all different - Olanzepine is a very calming medicine


Former member
5 mg is a low dose - I'm on 10 mg which is low/medium dose

Don't worry if you have trouble sleeping to begin with, but tell someone

I have been on 30 mg with a psych's permission