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   Posted 11/12/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
well im in the process of weaning off of zyprexa im 6 days into it and ive read some forums of ones that went off of it and had some very bad side effects i would like to find out from ones that had success of coming off the medicine my doctor wants to do it in over 6 weeks but i think i'm going to do it in over 8 weeks i just want to get off this medicine ive been on it for anxiety and I am also on paxil and klonopin just would like to hear some encourgement from ones who have wean off meds and had good success doing it and how they did it without a lot of side effects doing so Please help want to really do this have tried before and did not succed in doing it.

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   Posted 11/12/2007 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Suebird,

I have not weaned from this drug but I have from some others and I believe you can do this.  Just get mad enough to stick it out and not give in to giving up.

8 weeks sound reasonable to me.

I am sure someone here has weaned off of it.  Hope you hear from one.

Know we care and we are here to support you.



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   Posted 11/13/2007 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
This is also something i have not come off of but I know I did just as Kitt said with my valiums and or ativans........just got so mad at the a/p and needing the meds to mellow me that I stopped almost altogether .........after taking for 30 yrs

I do still take the odd one IF needed..........

As was posted we are here for you ........

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