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Olanzapine and loss of passion
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Olanzapine and loss of passion

I had an episode of paranoia and delusions 8 mouths ago. I have no illness or diagnosis. It was a rush period in my love life and my mind was occupied with this one person, and than one day, after a week of non sleeping I was tripping that my parents are demons. Very scary. They took me to psychiatrist that put me on olanzapine 10mg and kept me in the hospital for 10 days. Traumatic experience. Than after 2-3 months the doctor put me on 7mg, and now I'm on 5 mg olanzapine. It was harder to cope with rest of the world the first few mounts. I didn''t want to do the things I wanted,  It was hard to cope with my previous social life, I felt like I have nothing to talk to my friends, like my brain is empty, like I'm brain washed. I forget a lot, my doctor says that is because the post traumatic period. I can't find words sometimes and it's difficult to talk to my friends or write poetry. I still find the difficult to restore my passion for life. I have few more mounts on olanzapine. I was told that I must take it one year as a prevention. My question is : Will my passion get back, will my words come back, will the old me come back ? Are this common problems of olanzapine ?
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My husband was on a similar medication for similar reasons. He experienced EVERYTHING you are dealing with. After he was off of his medication, (Haldol) it did take some time for him to regain "feelings" but they did come back.

Hope that gives you some peace of mind :)
Take care and hope you are doing better very soon!
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   Yes there could be two concerns one of which might be what the Olanzapine is treating and the other could be the potential of it causing cognitive confusion and other related side effects. There could be other concerns as well but only your psychiatrist would understand the specifics but it would be worth discussing with them so they can keep track of whats going on and see how to appropriate adjust your medication within their clinical discretion.
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I would say this is less of a "loss of passion" and more of a cognitive blunting sort of thing.  This type of medication can cause exactly what you described, I've experienced it before from Geodon but I'm not on that anymore, now I'm on Abilify.
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My husband was on a similar medication for similar reasons. He experienced EVERYTHING you are dealing with. After he was off of his medication, (Haldol) it did take some time for him to regain "feelings" but they did come back.

Hope that gives you some peace of mind :)
Take care and hope you are doing better very soon!
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