Has anyone tried Zyprexa?

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CassandraLee
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.
 
I am curious to know if anyone out here is either on or has tried Zyprexa?  I can no longer afford to take Lamictal and my therapist (who is a prescribing APRN) has been unable to get any more free samples of it for me.  I am finding it hard to switch off of something that I do feel works and I am always afraid wondering how my body could react to it.  Any comments or opinions will be appreciated. 
 
Thanks ahead,
Cass

sun3837
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 3/5/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Cass,
I personally never tried it but I found this:
Zyprexa side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Zyprexa and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

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fever, stiff muscles, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats;
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jerky muscle movements you cannot control;
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sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
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sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
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increased thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger, or weakness;
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feeling light-headed, fainting;
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unusual thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, or thoughts about hurting yourself; or
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nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

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dizziness, drowsiness, or weakness;
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constipation;
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dry mouth;
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swelling in your hands or feet;
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back pain;
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weight gain, increased appetite; or
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upset stomach.

I hope it helps you. Cant you stay on the old ones? Its always hard for the body and mind to change.
Wish you good Luck,
love, sun
Cymbalta 60 mg .... Is there hope....
Epilepsy, MDD, PCOS, insulin resistancy and had disc surgery in Jan.
P.S. I really do appologize for any spelling mistakes! (non native English speaker)


sun3837
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and found this as well for cheaper meds:

good luck..
sun
 
Reason for edit:
Im sorry, but I have to delete the link you posted as it would be classed as advertising & spam (See Rule #4).

Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 3/6/2008 12:18:12 PM (GMT-7)


CassandraLee
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 844
   Posted 3/6/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Sun: Wow! What and quick and very detailed response.  Thank you so much! 
I really do want to stay on the Lamictal but it is so expensive to purchase.  Unfortunately, it is beyond my budget and the representative who gives my Therapist (APRN) samples, was let go from her job about three weeks ago without any notice.  And they have not replaced her yet and do not know when they will.  Thus, there went my supply of free samples.
 
But, I did not think of online or discount pharmacies.  What a good idea.  I will look into it today.
Again, thank you for caring and for looking up that information on-line.
 
Cass

ebonyrae
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 3/6/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I am currently taking zyprexa. I take 2.5mg at night, a very low dose. It lets me have a good nights sleep. I am a little bit tired the next morning, but nothing too bad. I does make me have very vivid dreamsalmost every night, but not nightmares. I have found Zyprexa has helped for the purpose it was intended, to stop panic attacks, and anxiety. I have found it does make you put on weight. Hope this helps.

Ebonyrae


Shelter
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 3/8/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a friend who took Zyprexa i think it was 10mg
at supper time or early evening..
it made them very sleepy & unable to get up early the next day
it really effected their quality of life,however
it did
help them to be stable if they took it regularily...
but sometimes i tink that they dont want to take meds
then
they get all unbalanced

zyprexa is good for what it is inteneded for
just my comments
thoughts
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
 
~
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) ,  

 

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