Another rough weekend

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   Posted 11/6/2006 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Although I didn't end up in the hospital this weekend I had the same episode, except this time I knew it would pass. I went to bed at 7 last night and slept untill 7 this morning. I just don't understand what is happening to my body. I threw up a few times saturday night and after I ate on Sunday I felt this weight on my chest and I couldn't stop shaking. I don't know what to do. I'm trying the best i can to keep going, but it is so hard. I don't know if I am having withdrawls from going off zyprexa and I can't figure out what else might be going on. I went ahead and took a zyprexa last  night, but I'm not for sure if it helped since I immediately went to bed. Has anyone else had this much trouble with their medicine. Please tell me it will get better. I look around and am so jealous that other people are feeling just fine and I feel like complete crap. I just don't understand what is happening to me. Please help.

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   Posted 11/7/2006 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lilsismj,

I'm so sorry to hear that this is happening to you. This could well be withdrawal symptoms from the Zyprexa. How long since you came off it? And, did you come off it gradually? It may be that you came off it rather fast (not your fault: something your doc should have monitored better, I reckon!). I would ask a pharmacist about it and see if they can suggest anything to help you with the nausea (plenty of antiemetics out there). And I would talk to your pdoc (by appointment or phonecall) and explain what is going on. -- Whether or not this passes in a couple of days (and your pdoc may be able to help you understand how long this might last), this is all info that he/she needs to know -- not only so that he/she knows how you react to meds/withdrawal, but also so that he/she has a sense of how much stress you are under and how this has affected your moods.

Do take care hun -- and get to a pharmacist as your first port of call!

Rosie x

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When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...


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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 11/8/2006 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I know what your going through to some extent.  I may have bipolar and don't even know it.  As far as seeing other people and feeling jealous of them because they look so happy, who knows what these people are going through.  I ran into a neighbor last week who always seemed healthy, is a runner, walks two dogs....well she just found out she has oral cancer and is going through chemo every day of the week.  Anyway, I thought I was healthy and then boom, I get anxiety attacks at night when I'm trying to sleep.  I feel like I'm the only one who has these also.

Hang in there. I guess  we have to deal with the cards we were dealt with.

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