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Old 03-23-2019, 05:06 PM   #1
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Good afternoon... I wanted to see if anyone has had success in taking olanzapine
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:06 AM   #2
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I was only on olanzapine (Zyprexa) for a short time, but it was highly effective at extinguishing my mania with mixed features. I remember feeling really good and balanced fast, mood-wise. I mostly took it during a psych hospitalization. I did experience weight gain, as many do, and recall having some mild akathisia, but I don't recall any other notable side effects. I have heard of people who don't experience weight gain or akathisia from this medication.
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It was very effective for me..I had to come off of it because it was raising my blood sugars.
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i was on other psych drugs at the time, and younger, but...

very low dose was awesome, once it was raised to 5 or so, i started having obvious akathisia, so i was switched to something else, promptly. :-(

some people have low dose olanazapine to take just as needed, on top of whatever else...it really can be helpful for as-needed tranquilization.
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