going off zyprexa

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machelle
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   Posted 8/10/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
i have read alot lately of the side affects of zyprexa and the blood  sugar issues scare me , my mom is type 2 diabetic and so was both my grandmothers, my  levels have been checked and have stayed normal before taking this, but lately its been going up and down, i going off of it tomorrow, this is me, i'm not giving anyone else advice its my choice,  please check with your doctor ,  it may be fine for you, i just feel scared of it, i've gained weight, i feel like i'm graving sugar or food, and i don't need to gain weight my mom became diabetic because of her weight,

stkitt
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   Posted 8/10/2007 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

I hope that you discuss your discontinuing your med with your physician first before you just go off it.  You may have to taper off it.

I hope this works out for you and keep us posted.

 


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machelle
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   Posted 8/10/2007 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
i tried talking to him but all he says is its a good med and all medicine has its side affects, which i know , i just going to tell him i'm not taking it anymore, and if there is something different i feel safe with, i don't have any health care and he won't talk to me unless i make a appointment, so its costing me a small fortune. i can't honestly afford to take to 2 expensive meds too, but thanks for your concern skitt, i'm just so worried about this med for me.

SUEBIRD
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   Posted 8/12/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on zyprexa for about 9 weeks and my doctor is weaning me off of it as of this pass week i'm taking it every other night for two weeks then he wants me to just stop it so i will see how i will do w/out it. How long have u been on the zyprexa and what dose r u on, im only on 2.5 mgs now went from 5 mgs down to that. Write back, Thank you suebird

machelle
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   Posted 8/12/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
about two months, my doctor put me on it for 6 months, and didn't say anything about check ups, my family, mom grandmothers where diabetic, and according to the pamplet there supposed to monitor me since i'm predeposed to become diabetic , i worried about taking it, i don't need something else wrong with me, don't have insurance, zyprexa may be fine for others but i feel not for me. i was taking 2.5 mg a day.

machelle
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   Posted 8/13/2007 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
i doin good so far shakyness stopped , low blood sugar symtoms are gone i'll keep you posted, but i feel alot better

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   Posted 8/14/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Machelle! I have been on zyprexa/2.5mg daily for a little over two months. I have reduced my daily dose down to 1.25mg before bed. My doc will be stopping this dose shortly I hope. Did you experience tremors/shakiness while coming down and while you were on this med? I know you stated you thought i was from your blood sugar being low. I experienced the low blood sugar in the beginning but it leveled off. I do now get shaky as I am coming down in dosage.

machelle
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   Posted 8/14/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
i experienced shakyness while on it alot, but coming off of it i have alittle , i feel better since i got off of it, i don't feel like i'm starving all the time, and i'm not going to the bathroom all the time

Post Edited (machelle) : 8/14/2007 2:03:55 PM (GMT-6)

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