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Zyprexa Withdrawl

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ShanYin

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I've been off Zyprexa for just over a month. I didn't wean off or inform anybody. I was on 20 MG at night.

Does anybody have information about withdrawls or anything related?
 
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Jericho

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Bad move ShanYin, coming off straight induces a serious risk of rebound psychosis, if your coming off psych meds, you should always wean yourself off.
 
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I had real bad nausea for about 3-4 months after I came off. However I perserved and got rid of that crappy drug. You can always re-taper (thats what I did). The nausea goes if you take a tablet now and again. How long were you on it for??
 
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I was taking that med for a few years or so before I changed to risperdal which I found to work better and I also got a bit of my personality back . I had no withdrawl symptoms and was not even warned about any but I have stoped useing street drugs cold turkey and that wasn't even that bad and smoking and drinking as well both around the same time.
 
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I was switched from zyprexa to serequel straight swap no side effects but like Jericho said you shouldn't stop these drugs like that unless switching meds because of the danger of rebound psychosis...
 
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Granted... bad move. For the person who asked I think I was on them for a few months. Before that I have been off and on them a few times for like the same period.

What's your advice now?
 
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ShanYin

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I have many 5 mg doses.

Perhaps if I feel like crap for a while take them int he morning to balance out. ?
 
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