going off zyprexa for good

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machelle
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   Posted 11/5/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
i have gained weight and my joints and muscles are stiff , i know my doctors wanted to take this, but i just not anymore because i feel its not right for me, i not even sure why i need it, i was suffering from trembling really bad, night sweats, spasms, muscle twitching, my mood stays even all day, when kids get home and they argue i get upset, i let them get to me sometimes but want mother doesn't, i worry about bills, which is normal, i know i have worried about some things to much which caused the anxiety, but i not sure want zyprexa does for anxiety, my old doctor that started me on it said why worry about become diabetic went your over weight you will probably become diabetic anyways, i have got off cokes, eating less and better, walking and the weight is just adding on me, i'm sorry but i'm just fraustrated about meds

olivia of course
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   Posted 11/5/2007 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Machelle,

I am sorry the zyprexa had very negative side effects.  The weight gain is the most common one, even on the low dose that you were on.  I am sorry that is did not do too much on your anxiety.  I hope you find something else that works for you soon.  Best Wishes!


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machelle
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   Posted 11/6/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
i just never understood why i was zyprexa i was not having trouble with my moods, just i was worrying about why i was shaky when i would get in certain cituations and not know why i was reacting this way sometimes

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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I do hope you are on a weaning schedule with your doc after taking this med for so long hun

NOT good to go cold turkey off off anything as you know ..............and have read on here .......

Keep us posted plz on how you r doing

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machelle
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   Posted 11/6/2007 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
yeh i am , i am wondering if klonopin would be right for me, i take celexa 40 mg and i seem to be doing good on it, but as a extra help when i am in a social situations

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   Posted 11/8/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
It might be good for you
There are other benzo's as well but it seems many are on the Klonies

I wish you all the best

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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Zyprexa has an anti-anxiety component that may be why you were put on it. It also works well on racing and dangerous thoughts. I'm on it and have found it helpfull, recent studies suggest the wafer type doesn't add weight.
I did have an increase in sugar levels but then I have a poor diet and have just started on a proper diet and already have lost a kilo and will hopefully lower my sugars as well.
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