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   Posted 8/15/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Im weaning off of zyprexa I have been on it for a little over 9 weeks was put on it for really bad anxiety and until the zoloft is working well. So now the p-doc told me last week to start taking the 2.5 mgs every other night for 2 weeks then just stop the zyprexa, will I get any side affects when I stop it beccause last time when I tried i had only been on the zoloft for about 3 weeks and I did really bad when I stop the zyprexa. Do you think I should cut the 2.5 mgs in half and take it that way everyother night for about a week and then stop it or will I been fine just stopping it like the doctor told me to. Looking for some good advice. Thank You Suebird

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   Posted 8/15/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   


I took zyprexa for a little over a month in the past.  I was taking 10mg a day for the most part, and my pdoc didn't let me wean down.  So I guess I went off cold turkey.  I don't remember having side effects, especially since I was on it for a short time.  But everyone is different, so best wishes!

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Post Edited (olivia of course) : 8/15/2007 7:51:54 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sue:

I'd do it as the doc says: you're actually weaning your body off more slowly that way. If you try to stop in in a week instead of in 2, you might make it worse.

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