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Shelter
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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I  have a  question,.  is it normal to use Zyprexa 10 mg? for Bi-polar disorder ?
 
 
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Medications:    I am  TAKING   Lorazepam   1 mg  works well  when I am in   pain....  and Robaxacet as needed Tylenol Arthritis as needed ,vitamins  B complex, Calcium & Magnisium,  extra  Vitamin D ,Garlic,Acidophilous, 
 
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Django Hendrix
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. I've been on much more than that. This is a good medication. You'll feel very tired at first. I recommend that you only take it at night. I doubt if I could function all that well if I were to take 10mg during the day. I take it at night and at first it was hard to get going in the morning, but after a while I got used to it. I'm bipolar I, and this is the only anti-psychotic I've ever taken that has helped. However, just remember that medication can improve your quality of life, but it is not a silver bullet. You have to understand how psychosis manifests itself in you, personally, and be vigilant and not let it take over. This takes practice. Sometimes I notice it creeping in and taking over, but I know when to say STOP.

Shelter
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Total Posts : 155
   Posted 1/27/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
- Im asking because, I have a young man staying with us that is on this medication.
He says he's been diagnosed Bi-polar, but...
he presents with some other behaviors, that suggest, paranoid, fearful, pacing, lots of aggitation.and distinct High's and Lows....
 
We've  noticed  behavior , cycles, and see repeats...    very distinctively //
and  wonder if he needs  to see his doctor .
 
I dont know much about  medications for  for psychosis.
 
 
 
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their Strength, they shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run & not grow weary, they shall walk & not faint..."  Ish   40 v. 31
 
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Sjrogrens Syndrome, Asthema, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Head aches, Migraines, Gastro Intestinal ProblesmFibro Myalgia ,Kidney Stones Esophegial Spasms,( L4 & L5 Vertebrae Misaligned,  Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Disc Disease , Bulging Disc, anterolisthesis L4 L5 , caused by osteoarthristis ,  slipped Disc,  bone spurs, causing pinching or pressure  on spinal chord...), ~
 
 
Medications:    I am  TAKING   Lorazepam   1 mg  works well  when I am in   pain....  and Robaxacet as needed Tylenol Arthritis as needed ,vitamins  B complex, Calcium & Magnisium,  extra  Vitamin D ,Garlic,Acidophilous, 
 
  I am NO Longer taking   Endocet,(oxycodone HCL) Cyclobenziprine, Amitripline, Celebrex 200 mg ,Rhodiola RX (GNC brand) ,  

 


Django Hendrix
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like he needs Zyprexa, maybe more. Perhaps you should take him to see his doctor. Generally if you have bipolar I, you need more than just an anti-psychotic. Medications like zyprexa will help with paranoia, fear and psychotic thinking, but he might need other medications. Mood stabilizers like lithium, depakote or lamictal for the "distinct highs and lows".

Django Hendrix
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   Posted 1/27/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Keep in mind also that it sometimes takes time to find the right medication for any particular person. Might be that zyprexa is not working for him. However, these medications take time before they actually start working. They do not work overnight. And 10mg is about an average dose. When i was getting it really bad, I was on a lot more. As much as 15, i think. If he is in a really bad way, but he is fairly reasonable and lucid, you could always suggest voluntary committal to a hospital (one that you trust. many of these places are zoos), so that he can get stabilized.
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