I've been taking Zyprexa at bedtime for the past few nights, per Endo #3, and I feel a lot better, folks. As a matter of fact, I felt better almost immediately after taking the first dose. It seems to act quick, like Xanax, but stays in the bloodstream longer or something. Dr. Pretorius was concerned that I was getting a little too used to Xanax, so he wants me to try to gradually come off of that and he'll increase the Zyprexa dosage. He said it was a "mood stabilzer" and isn't habit forming. He also gave me some Trazodone to use for sleep, but I hate that stuff. I had been on it in the past and it didn't seem to agree with me, but this Zyprexa appears to be the very first antidepressant/anti-anxiety medicine my body and mind can tolerate. (Yes, I've read about the risks and side effects.)
Has any one else used Zyprexa? I'm hanging in there for the RAI Friday (the decision was made for me by all three endos, by the way, since they think my levels are good enough right now) and I actually feel almost half human. I feel like a person should feel since I've been on this stuff. It seems to help the symptoms NOW--not in three weeks. I've actually felt a little calmer, have been greeting people and looking them in the eye, and have even interacted with women in the past couple days. I can't explain it, but I feel more positive and confident. Maybe it'll max out on me, but for now I like it. I've only thought of suicide a few times a day lately, rather than the usual continuous flow. Hehe.
Any single women want to go out? Lets have a cup of coffee and talk about our TSH and all the other Ts... :o)