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Olanzapine withdrawal. Help me through it?

(6 Posts)
StuRedman Tue 12-Apr-16 16:54:45

I'm now down to 2.5mg.

I can't sleep and when I do I have awful, vivid dreams.

I'm sweating like a beast.

I feel nauseous on and off all day and have a dodgy tummy.

Horrible intermittent headaches.

No appetite and eating is a chore (hey, maybe I'll lose some of the 4.5 stone I've piled on).

Huge anxiety and depersonalisation.

Crying at the drop of a hat. And the reverse, fits of giggles at mildly funny things.

Any idea how long I'll have these symptoms for? And will they get worse when I drop the last 2.5mgs? It's horrifying.

Finchley26 Tue 12-Apr-16 18:12:04

I haven't done it. I am dreading anyone taking me off olanzapine.

I did go through six days without it though and it was truly awful. I found being outside helped a lot. I walked everywhere too as I was very 'racey'.

I am going to hold you in my thoughts over the next few weeks. Please keep us updated with how you are doing.

StuRedman Tue 12-Apr-16 18:19:07


StuRedman Tue 12-Apr-16 21:27:02

Needy bump for anyone around this evening. I'm curled up on the sofa with stomach cramps ruminating on everything I've said wrong today.

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Tue 12-Apr-16 21:51:46

this is the best site I've found for info on withdrawal

When I've reduced and come off APs before, the nausea and stomach cramps tend to last a day or so. The other symptoms depend on dose and length etc.

Totally worth it though in the end xx

StuRedman Tue 12-Apr-16 22:34:42

Thanks Keema. flowers

I'm determined to battle through it and come off it entirely, I hate how fat and slow it's made me.

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