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Zyprexa/ clonzapam for anxiety/sleep

Feb 22, 2015 - 2 comments
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Diabetes



Hello, so I've been having severe withdrawal from zyprexa (olanzapine) for the last 4 months. It all started 3 days after I stopped taking it cold turkey after being on 10mg for 4 months. I was taking it for sleep/ depression and anxiety when nothing else was working. I had to go off it due to gaining 60lbs in 4 months.  I've been completely miserable without it. Insomnia, anxiety, crying spells, headaches, cold/hot sweats, unable to get out of bed much. Had to quit my job. My doctor put me on clonzapam 1mg/day to help get me through with the anxiety. It helped quite a bit for a couple weeks and now it doesn't do much. I wake up sick to my stomach and extremely fatigued in the morning. I'm now gaining a tolerance after 2 months and am trying to get off it.  My doctor says I might want to just go back on the zyprexa but it has really bad side effects and I gain a ton of weight on it and since my blood sugar is already high I would probably develop diabetes. Any advise? Do I just get through withdrawals (which is hell) or do I go back on zyprexa and see if it helps or go ask for something else. Anyone been in a similar situation? I'm really missing my family and haven't been able to care for my 9 month old son. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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by johnydumi, Sep 24, 2015
Hi,

I wonder if anyone could help please... I am a 33 woman and I took Zypexa for 6 years due to very mistaken and stupid diagnosis (10mg`s for 2 years and 5mg for 4 years) and Cypralex for first 3 years.
I quit Cypralex 3 years ago while on Zyprexa and quit Zyprexa 11 months ago after a 3 months taper.I am absolutely,100% drug free.I am in full withdrawal/discontinuation syndrome and I have experienced a lot of debilitating sypmtoms,severe insomnia,severe muscular pain throughout the body,uncontrolled rage,tremors,severe headaches,stiff/pain in my neck and shoulders,severe stomach pain,vulvodynia,PMS,IBS.. over 80 symptoms in total... I`ve changed my diet completely,I becomed a vegan (no meats,no eggs,milk or gluten),I eat very very clean,I cook my own meals at home and stay away from any processed foods,conservants or additives.I don`t take any painkillers,absolutely no pills at all.I manage my pain with ginger tea and a arnica based organic solution.I don`t drink coffee,alcohool... I don`t smoke.
I try to live a very healthy,clean live and exercise (take gentle walks in the park).The diet change paid off and the symtomps are starting to dissapear and I am starting to have good and lasting windows.My sleep has improved a little but not so much... my night sleep depends of how my day was... if I had a stress free day and everything was fine I am sleeping 4-6 hrs... if my day was not a good one or I have something relatively important to do the next day I might sleep from 5-6 am to 11 am or not sleep at all until 9-10am!
Overall I am doing fine if I stay away from cold,bad postures and stress and take care of what I eat.I have very low stress tolerance and any little arguement,contradiction or event in my life brings a very bad wave of symptomps,the insomnia returns in full swing,the muscular and head pain returns,convulsion/ tremors as well and of course the depression as a result of lack of hope.Suddenly I have the feeling that I never healed at all because the symptoms are exactly as bad and severe as when I quit Zyprexa.I am very fragile and I wonder if I will ever heal completely and have 0 symptoms exactly like the normal person I was before drugs.
11 months of endurance and pain have passed and I really want my old life and body back... no pains,no restrictions (from cold air,stress or bad postures).
If anyone has COMPLETELY healed from Zyprexa and be 100% free of any psihotropic drugs please e-mail me and let me know how you`re doing,how long it took you to be normal and live a normal live again.If your stress tollerance is normal,if you don`t have any pains no matter the climate condition,if you`re sleeping well no matter how your day was,If you can eat or drink anything and don`t have any symptoms.PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT ***@****
Many many thanks and hang in there!

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by johnydumi, Sep 24, 2015
johnydumi (at) icloud (dot)com

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