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 3  Psychosis listening hallucination I feel very sleepy in the morning. Sleep for 12-14 hours per day. I am working as an engineer so in the morning i have to push myself to act alert. I feel dry mouth in the morning. Weight is under control. I can not stop the medicine as doctor warned of repeat episode. Medicine is very good. I wish there was some solution of getting up early. M 44 5 years
10mg 1X D
1/21/2014

 1  Jealousy Nearly died off it slept for 2days and nights straight then woke up and had a stroke for 2days i died but somehow clicked out of it lets say ive been to the otherside 28 2 weeks
10mg
1/7/2014

 3  Schizophrenia Slight weight gain, huge loss of interest in sex, erectile dysfunction, sedation, clouded thinking and judgement M 30 3 years
15 MG
12/23/2013

 4  acute schizophrenia Helped with psychosis. Tinnitus and distress. F 40 10 years
15
12/8/2013
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 3  Bipolar Mixed Excessive sleep 12-14 hours, slight weight gain because I ate less knowing I'd gain weight from this pill, zombie state, lactated, helped with auditory hallucinations Zyprexa helped with a psychotic breakdown aftermath mini episodes. It helped sedate me to sleep that gave a chance for my brain to heal. I am getting off this drug because I am better. I think this drug is good for acute or sudden onslaught of psychotic breakdowns or manic episodes as a temporary drug. But long term use I would not advise. F 34 10 months
20mg 1X D
10/31/2013
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 1  Bad doctor Being taken off the drug, and it caused enough insomnia, dizziness, headaches, and fuzziness that I had to start it again. Doctor prescribed it saying it was perfect for what I had, which was nothing, and I immediately noticed weight gain and "zombification". Tried getting off it twice, and will try again in a few weeks. Do not use this. M 14 2 years
2.5
10/24/2013

 1  They didn't like me These drugs are deadly. One cannot use these medications beyond 5 years or something OR YOU DIE. They cause breathing problems due to damage to brainstem. If you are on these drugs, discuss very carefully with your doctor about WHY you are taking these drugs, IS the diagnosis really RIGHT, have you done something the doctor don't approve (psychiatrists don't like people who do not ACT 100% correctly to them). F 33 5 years
5 1X D
10/8/2013

 5  Schizoaffective I haven't experienced many side effects. I must be one of the lucky ones who has not gained any weight-I am naturally thin. I don't feel tired but I do act slighty zombified for the first few hours after I take a dose. So I split the dose but take them both later in the day when I am home. Zyprexa has helped me much more than seroquel with voices and depression. Don't let others scare you. Try it for yourself. F 29 2 months
10mg. 2X D
8/15/2013

 3  Depression & Anxiety Extreme weight gain; out of control appetite! Couldn't get enough to eat. All I thought about was food constantly. Dr. put me on Zyprexa 2.5 mg once per day. I read the reviews about weight gain but didn't think it would happen to me. Thought I would be one of the few exceptions to the rule and I would not experience weight gain. Boy was I wrong! I am a 4'10" woman and I went from 114 lbs to 124 lbs in 2 weeks. My appetite increased until I was out of control. All I could think of was eating. I also have an eating disorder and the weight gain made it worse! However, in all fairness, it is an overall good drug and I really liked it; made me feel calm; helped my anxiety and depression, and helped me sleep, but I couldn't deal with the extreme weight gain. Dr took me off Zyprexa and put me on Abilify. 3rd day off Zyprexa and so far no withdrawal symptoms. This is a good drug if you can deal with the weight gain. It really helped me, but I believe Abilify will be better for me as it doesn't normally cause weight gain. F 57 1 months
2.5 mg 1X D
7/27/2013

 1  Withdrawal problems Breathing problems - probably kills me (dysautonomia?) Zyprexa is just deadly drug - one should try to discontinue it before its TOO LATE (but withdrawal can kill too). M 32 2 years
10 1X D
6/30/2013

 1  Bipolar 1 Gained weight so much weight. Lethargic. No way to live life. Took about 5 weeks to get in my system. Never should have stayed on it 2 years F 45 2 years
1X D
6/14/2013
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 4  Psychosis,Severe Depression weight gain, increased appetite, insomnia (but has gotten better). This drug is a godsend,this has killed most of my anxiety but its not completely gone,I havent felt this good in many,many months.Now I feel like i'm ready to face the world without any problems. F 18 3 weeks
10 1X D
4/22/2013
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 3  Schizophrenia 1. Debilitating Sedation - I was unable to function, plain and simple. I slept between 14-18 hours per day for all five years on the med. 2. Moderate weight gain - I gained around 25 pounds and I am a rather skinny person (I never became obese but I was rather unhealthy and lacked motivation to exercise or eat right). 3. Depressive Symptoms - Schizophrenia and depressive bouts come together, but this drug made it much worse (and it improved upon stopping the drug). In fact, my two hospitalizations in this time were due to depression not schizophrenia! Despite the side effects and horrible impact on overall quality of life, for people with bad symptoms who cannot stand EPS symptoms and akathisia, this drug is a good option. In fact, at one point, I was on a nearly unheard of 40 mg per day (equivalant to 15 or more mg of Risperidone) and had no movement problems at all. That is remarkable IMO. It was the right drug for me at the time (when I was not familiar with the scary symptoms of Schizophrenia yet). M 25 5 years
20 MG 1X D
3/25/2013
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 4  Pseudoneurotic Schizophrenia Weight Gain (40 lbs) M 27 3 months
10 1X D
3/18/2013

 3  schizoaffective disorder I've put on 80lbs and developed diabetes . It helped when I was psychotic and I suffer terrible insomnia and other symtoms when I try to come off it. I also get nightmares. And I can't orgasm. Also I can't write or read anymore . I feel lost and bored and I donttake pleasure in anything.I want to come off it but I've tried before and it makes me so completey exhausted I go back on it. F 44 10 years
20 mg
3/16/2013
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 5  persistent imnsomnia None F 51 1 days
2.5
3/12/2013
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 1  Stressful life events Initially none. Started due to dishonest doctors diagnosing me to be in psychosis. After reducing dosage to 5mg/day there is pale skin. Now after 3 years of use I have breathing problems and maybe some kind of heart problems. I think I'm slowly dying to Zyprexa. Some kind of pseudoparkinsonism (hard to initiate movements) and heart failure symptoms related breathing. I think I will try to discontinue although I'm probably suicidal [need to use statins - there is at least atherosclerosis and other problems]. http://nonpsychiatry.wordpress.com/ Films: V for Vendetta, Matrix, CCHR: Psychiatry Industry of Death, Batman 3 (breathing) etc. M 32 3 years
20 1X D
2/8/2013

 1  OCD thoughts Worst drug ever! Withdrawl symptoms are still with me after only talking this for 2 weeks. It's been 4 weeks since I stopped. Medicine made me feel like a zombie. I had really bad dissociation from the med. I had extreme anxiety getting off of it..like bugs crawling on me, I can no longer nap with my kids during the day cause I am too wired and I have insomnia at night. I sleep for 4 hours and wake up every hour after that with my heart racing from anxiety. Don't not take it unless its your last option!! Withdrawl is bad! Do your research...worse than heroin they say!! F 36 2 weeks
1/16/2013
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 1  confused doctor I was hallucinating more while on the pills than when I took myself off. M 22 2 years
10 1X D
12/11/2012
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 1  depression I had a weight gain of 20 lbs in 4 months even if i only ate fruits and salads...fatigue and sleepiness ..i have stopped taking it the past 2 nights and have no intention of going back to it it was prescribed as a mood stabilizer for my depression yet the unexpected weight gain and self esteem plummeting as i have never had an issue with my weight, the negatives outweigh three positives. M 4 months
2.5
12/3/2012

 1  Bipolar Unability to think. Breathing problems. Diarrhea. Diabetes. One should never volutarily start to use Zyprexa. Too low doses (> 5mg or something) can kill you (receptors open and close all the time (receptor bindings are not saturated enough) and damage brainstem, spinal cord or something else). Both too high doses (side-effects) and too low doses are FATAL. DEAD-END: People get side-effects and die or people reduce dosage and die. If you are put on zyprexa you probably should start planning your life so that you won't live very long (5-10 years) anymore. M 32 2 years
5 MG 1X D
12/3/2012

 1  schizophrenia At first it was good but then as time went on it became less efective and now as of a week ago developed irregular heart beats don't take this drug it may be a difference between life and death M 25 3 years
10mg
11/9/2012

 3  Manic episode due to drink spiking Weight gain, constant need to sleep, apathy, low mood, over emotional, irritability, loss of confidence, lactating from breast. I was on Zyprexa because my drink was spiked, which caused a chemical imbalance in my brain, which ultimately resulted in a psychotic break and very frightening manic episode. I experienced symptoms similar to bi-polar. Wherein I couldn't sleep, was paranoid, mood was elevated then suddenly sow, I was happy one minute aggressive the next. Doctors put me on Zyprexa which helped straight away. Within a day or two I started returning to my "normal self" doctors wanted to keep me on zyprexa for a few months to monitor the situation just to rule out bi-polar and make sure it was a one off. During the 7 months I was on the medication my dosage was lowered as I was weaned off. However I experienced some pretty undesirable side affects. My breasts became tender and started to leak! I was constantly tired, did not want to get out of bed, suffered depression was bitter angry etc. I was very lethargic and felt like crying all the time. I also became very anxious, nervous and worried. However my psychiatrist was great and eventually I came off the zyprexa totally. It is still working it's way out of my system but I am losing the weight and am much more outgoing and happy my sleep pattern and appetite have returned to normal. I have experienced an irregularity in my periods however. I went 5months without getting one since I've been off the tablets. I sometimes experience random twitching or sensitivity to stimuli. Overall I felt zyprexa did help in rectifying the situations, bu F 19 6 months
15-10-5 1X D
11/5/2012
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 5  GAD & major depressive disorder Huge appetite, slightly forgetful, Feel a bit sluggish for the first 30 mins after waking up. Shaky hands in the early to mid morning. I have suffered with general anxiety disorder and major depression since a teenager which has got progressively worse over the years. I 1997 I was hospitalised twice for major depression and again in 1998. I was prescribed Leponex, a very similar drug to Zyprexor. I felt better immediately but my doc took me off it because of the issue with blood testing. Years passed and I forgot about Leponex. I tried Prozac, Ciplapram, (Depramil) cognitive therapy and psychotherapy on and off for years. Nothing ever took away the continuous anxiety, unwarranted guilt, feelings of hopelessness, racing thoughts and varying depressive episodes. My life, my choices and my thinking has been crippled with this awful condition for most of my life. I have almost become a recluse. Over the last two years I have slipped into suicidal depression. Ten days ago I told my psychiatrist how wonderful Leponex made me feel in 1997. He put me on Zyprexa 5mg for 7 days then 10mg to follow and warned me about the possible weight gain. Fortunately I am a tall thin guy and I donít mind something that will increase my appetite as I eat poorly. The following day I felt great almost immediately. No anxiety, no panic attacks, no dark pits of hellish depression. Ten days later I want to declare to the world that this is nothing short of a miracle, a life saving drug for me. I feel wonderful and Zyprexa is AMAZING! I am now calmer, I can concentrate better, I am more confident. M 46 10 days
10mg 1X D
9/28/2012
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 1  Anxiety/depression/cycling Nausea, vomiting, uncontrollable diarrhea. Lost about 20 pounds. Did not help me sleep. F 73 17 days
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9/20/2012
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 4  Psychotic Depression Weight Gain Zyprexa is amazing. It relieved me of my auditory and visual hallucinations, the only down side is weight gain. If I ate over 1400 calories a day I would gain weight, this was a battle for me because I have a very sweet tooth. Some days I would eat a little more than 1400 calories only to end up gaining a pound or two. In the end I lost the battle, the craving for sweet food became to much and the weight went on far to easy. I'm now on abilify which causes less weight gain than other atypical antipsychotics, on some sites it's even considered to be weight neutral. Overall I would say that Zyprexa is an amazing drug if you can mantain your weight on it but for me it was a constant battle. F 27 1 years
15MG 1X D
8/31/2012

 5  Schizophrenia Light headed gastric somtime erectile problem but orgasm better than the rest ability orgasm ok too erectile good libido but causes anxiety always want to eat to get energy overall I really like zyprexa Take lowest dosage cause all of this meds decreased sexuality M 35 1 days
5
8/28/2012
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 1   I feel drugged, i feel my head heavy, i feel detached from the reality, like a zombie, hand tremors, palpitations throughout the body, i wake up with dry mouth and throat, i sleep more than 12 hous per day, i even missed classes to sleep a little more, i feel like parts of my brain were shut off, i only feel fine lying somewhere and still. Poison M 23 1 weeks
10 mg 1X D
7/28/2012
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 1  Bipolar disorder Weight gain weight gain weight gain. This drug is not worth it!!! See if you can get on lamictal and topamax first!! I gained 30 + pounds and am working like hell to get off. After talking w my psyc he said I didn't need to be on it. Really? So all this for nothing. Horrible drug. Find another. F 21 4 months
5m
7/13/2012
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 1  Phychosis Memory problems, heart arithmiyas, irregular heart rate F 35 2 years
5
5/13/2012

 1  anxiety 8 years
2.5 1X D
5/11/2012

 1  bipolar Sedation at first, loss of interest in pretty much everything, boredom, trouble making decisions Over the past few months I've noticed a severe decrease in things I used to enjoy, and this correlates exactly along the same timeline that I've been taking this med. It definately stabilizes my mood, but I find I'm sorta just "existing" and passing time, not interested in much of anything. Haven't been to the gym in weeks, whereas I used to go routinely. I've had days where all I did, all day, was just watch TV, when there was stuff that needed to be done....it was an ordeal just to get off the couch. My guitars are collecting dust, my apartment needs a good cleaning, yet all I want to do is crash on the couch and watch TV, even though it's hard to find pleasure out of that as well. I'm not myself at work, I'm less productive, less helpful, it's awful!!! If I were to graph my moods while I've been on this, it'd be a straight line in the negative. Same thing happened with Depakote ER, Trileptal, and Lithium. I'm beginning to think mood-stabilizers aren't for me. M 29 5 months
10 1X D
4/25/2012

 3  Depression Weight gain Anhedonia Excessive sleeping It gives you a half-life. You'll be stable, but completely anesthetized emotionally. If I could describe it as a color, it would be a permanent shade of gray. M 23 3 years
10mg 1X D
4/24/2012
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 3  schizophrenia Sleep 12 hours a day hangover effect M 24 3 years
10mg
4/23/2012

 1  Psychosis weight gain, increased appetite, tiredness, lethargy, memory problems, loss of creativity, seizures M 29 14 days
20 mg 1X D
4/4/2012

 1  Bipolar Weight gain,very tired, confusion with memory loss. I agree zyprexa is a poor performing drug for many and should be taken off the market. M 46 5 months
40 1X D
3/28/2012

 1  Hyper activity, severe ADHD, etc Extreme weight gain (over 40lbs in less than 1year), breast development, unstable gait, and most recent, hypoglycemia. M 13 3 years
20mg
3/24/2012
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 1  bipolar - severe My face swelled up, my scalp split open and my hair fell out. I had to wear a wig for 6 weeks while it grew back. Weight gain ++++ even in a month. This is the worst anti psychotic I have ever been on and I've been on most. The side effects were horrendous. F 56 1 months
10mgs 1X D
3/20/2012
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 2  Mental Swollen feet weight gain.. Can't sleep & shortness of breathe.. F 40 10 days
20
2/22/2012
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 1  Bipolar Terrible drug. Would not recommend to anyone F 35 1 years
5
2/10/2012

 1  Bipolar & Bulimia Weight gain, Lethargy, High appetite, Incoherence, Memory loss. Completely inhumane. I was just a living shell of a human while on this. I have one regret in my life and it's taking this medicine 12 years ago. I do not remember what mg I took or how many times a day. I was a zombie. I remember eating and sleeping. Became aware that I said something only after someone else responded. I went from 138 lbs to about 240 lbs in 6 months and no one gave me clothes to fit. I have PERMANENT lines around my belly from my pants. The abdominal weight has never come off...and my niece says I look like a tiger. Bulimia and bipolar tripled afterwards. THIS DRUG SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE MARKET AND THE MANUFACTURERS HELD LIABLE FOR DOING HARM TO PEOPLES MINDS AND BODIES. F 26 6 months
1X D
1/20/2012

 5  catatonic depression tired, weight gain 30lbs. this drug was a MIRACLE, it takes me out of a near catatonic depression! all i want to do is die if i am not on it. it effects your dopamine and norepinephrine levels. i am severly lacking in those chemicals as well as serotonin, so i take wellbutrin as well. i think zyprexa made me know what a miracle from god is like. i am trying new drugs to see if things can get even better because i still have lingering depresiion irritability, so now i am trying abilify. but i will always know that zyprexa is there to keep me living... probably the best anti -depressant for near catatonia M 33 4 years
5mg. 1X D
1/18/2012
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 1  manic bipolar episodes Gained 50 pounds with in the first 2 months. I only had the urge to eat and sleep I felt like an animal. I couldn't wake up in the morning no matter how hard I tried. I would not recommend this medicine to anyone. I am also having issues with getting pregnant and its a good possibility that its because of the medicine. F 21 6 months
1/17/2012
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 1  Manic episode Horrible drug. Could have been ok to take for one day or one week but they had me on it for ten months. Within a week in hospital my clothes stopped fitting me. Constant cravings for sugar and caffiene, and complete lack of motivation and carelessless. Cut off from body. Rapid weight gain and lethargy. about 30 pounds heavier. Been off the drug about 4 months... Weight is not going down no matter how healthy I eat and exercise I do. No point in even trying to exercise on Zyprexa doesn't make a difference. EXTREME DROWSINESS, FELL ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEEL OF MY CAR AND CRASHED. Very tired all the time, didn't want to get up in the morning and wanted to sleep in the middle of the day. Suicidal ideation, periods stopped for 6 months. Reduction in sex drive. F 24 10 months
20mg - 0mg
1/15/2012
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 2  Schizoaffective w/ Bipolar Subtype Weight Gain This drug helped me get back on track as far as being more social, hygenic, and less paranoid. The downside....45lbs weight gain in two months. F 35 2 months
30mg 1X D
1/7/2012

 4  Schizophrenia Fatigue, sleeping too much, mild weight gain. This medication has significantly reduced paranoia, rage, manic episodes, and insomnia. The only problem is that I sleep until the afternoon and have trouble getting up in the morning. M 26 4 months
15 1X D
1/3/2012

 5  anxiety and tics Fortunately no side effects Within two days of adding Zyprexa to my SSRI both my all-consuming anxiety and the accompanying nervous tics vanished. I opted to take the smallest dose possible (1.25 mg) and fortunately for me, I experienced only a small weight gain (which I've since reversed). For me it is a miracle drug, since I've been plagued by overwhelming anxiety and depression since childhood. F 63 7 years
1.25mg 1X D
12/7/2011

 5  Bipolar 1, Mixed, rapid cycling Weight gain on a high dose (10 mg/daily); sporadic dry mouth (helped by chewing sugar free gum) I consider myself a pretty good judge of this medication. I have had ambivalence about this medication for years: Fear of the dreaded weight gain alternating with gratitude for the fantastic relief of my symptoms (racing thoughts, agitation). I am now solidly in favor of this drug ever since my doctor told me to take small doses (2.5 mg) as needed rather than a larger dose (5-10 mg) every night. Taking Zyprexa PRN has done a world of difference. I am not gaining weight anymore and my appetite is normal. I am not getting sugar cravings. And I don't feel lethargic. This med does not have to build up in your system to work. You can take it for mania as if you were taking an ibuprofen for a headache. I average none to 5 mgs of Zyprexa each day now. I have tried other meds: Depakote (terrible weight gain), carbamazepine (ineffective), and Risperdal (weird side effects, including tricking my body into thinking it was pregnant!). None of these meds touch the effectiveness of Zyprexa. With Zyprexa I am calm and not spazzy at work, a tendency that was beginning to hurt my professional credibility. Please email me if you have personal questions about this med. By the way, it just went generic in the U.S. I picked up a bottle of "Olanzipine" the other day. F 33 4 years
2.5 1X D
12/6/2011
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 5  Paranoid Schizophrenia Excess Sleep, and hardly any weight gain This medicine is lovely, it has given me complete relief from my symptoms of schizophrenia. I'm able to live happily with my family again and it has given me confidence in social relationships. I'm slowly re-developing myself and building my life with this medicine. The only annoying side effect i notice is excess sleep. M 24 6 months
10mg 1X D
12/5/2011
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 1  "mania" Laziness, weight gain, greater appetite Worthless drug that doesn't really do anything but subdue people beyond what is needed or desirable. M 27 3 years
varied 1X AN
11/30/2011
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 1  manic episodes of bipolar disorder this medicine was awful. it changed my personality. I was boring and lazy like I was going through life on autopilot. I wanted to be and still want to be a personal trainer someday. I love working out and being proud of my body. when takingthis, I was too lazy and tired to do anything ever! I was eating nonstop and gained 15 pounds before I even realized. I became so unhappy with myself and who I'd transformed into. it probably would have changed my whole future if I hadn't told this to my doctor and she took me off of it. don't take this medicine. I lost all my cheerfulness and excitement. my friends even missed me if that makes sense. if I ever have even a day of mixed or mania I go in for an infusion and I am 100% better soon after!!!!! my doctor and I both STRONGLY support this change for me. F 17 8 months
20 MG
11/27/2011

 1  major depression extreme somnolence (slept about 14-16 hours per day); difficulty concentrating/muddy thinking; gained abdominal weight of 30 lbs (more than 25% of my original weight); dry skin; increased glucose levels; high triglycerides; sweating, nausea and headaches; weird dreams and nightmares; arm and leg cramps about 4 hours after taking dose; when withdrawing from this medication slowly experienced severe withdrawal symptoms of racing thoughts, racing heart. This drug did not do anything to alleviate my depression - if anything it made it worse. A year later after stopping this drug I cannot lose the abdominal weight and I have borderline high glucose and extremely high triglycerides; I still crave sweets and I am hungry all of the time and have just been diagnosed as pre-diabetic F 54 3 months
30 MG 1X D
11/22/2011
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 2  Schizophrenia The question one needs to ask is - we are humans, designed to work productively. How is this drug designed to help us as humans work productively? From this point of view, Zyprexa falls down magnificently. I become lazy, tired and my desire to sleep in the morning is exaggerated. So no more early trips to work or church on sunday. I have studied both an honours and a Master's degree. I could do the Master's degree on Zyprexa due to being able to work in my own time and the clarity of my thinking was good. But if I have to work according to the world's schedule of 9 to 5pm, Zyprexa ain't gonna work. I also suddenly want to eat a lot of Dorito's sweet chilli pepper, watching the wasteline explode. Zyprexa is a better drug for dealing with stress. It is possible to make it through difficult times on the drug and is a significantly better drug than say, Risperidone. However, physically Geodon is a more healthy drug because it allows you to do more exercise while eating less. You also sleep less on Geodon. The challenge with Geodon is that the quality of your mind on Geodon is not as good as it is on Zyprexa. The thoughts are more erratic, less clear. However, at the beginning of the day, Zyprexa is a like waking up with your mind on cotton wool. As the morning passes, this cotton wool lifts and then suddenly your mind is free of anxiety and ready to take on the day. If there was some way that you could have the Zyprexa afternoon mind with the Geodon body, now that would be a drug worth taking....any pharmaceutical companies reading???? M 35 3 years
5 1X D
11/20/2011
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 5  bipolar 1 Weight gain Zyprexa is an amazing drug. After trying numerous other meds, zyprexa is the only one that has kept my depression and mania from returning. The only side effect has been weight gain, which bothered me at first but I am used to it now. Overall, I think it is a great medication. F 29 1 years
10 mg 1X D
11/9/2011

 1  SCHIZOPHRENIA SEVERE WEIGHT GAIN AND HUNGER. GIVES PEOPLE DIABETES. TIRED FEELING. This drug has finally gone cheap as generic Olanzapine. Made by Teva. M 33 6 months
10MG 1X D
10/26/2011

 1  Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety Dizziness, Drowsiness, Weight Gain, Increased Appetite. I haven't been on Zyprexa for long, but since I've been on it with Lustral, (Lexapro previous to that) I have felt terrible. I still continue to self harm, that hasn't change, I have more suicidal thoughts more often than I have before and I have gained 33 pounds in about 4 months of taking it. And have got an eating disorder because of the weight I've gained. I would not recommend someone going on this if you are very obsessed with your weight because It caused more problems for me, as it wasn't a that much of a problem before I went on it.I was at a healthy enough weight. It did help me sleep though, but that side effect has worn off and again I find it hard to sleep. And there is no way I'm going up another dose, I'm actually going to my doctor tomorrow to get off it. It makes me feel like shit. F 19 120 days
5mg 1X D
10/25/2011
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 4  depression and anxiety After DECADES of dawn insomnia (waking up too early), this drug finally makes me sleep (even a bit too much). Vivid dreams, often disturbing. Weight gain about 25 lbs. (always hungry). This drug worked wonder on my crippling anxiety. I was unable to work for years due to anxiety. Zyprexa reduced it to a manageable level, and now I am working full-time after almost 5 years of not working. It's an amazing drug. I started at 5 mg. every night and now am down to 1.25 mg. The weight gain IS a problem, and I've lost my sex drive, but it's worth it just to not be so anxious all the time. F 50 6 months
5 mg 1X D
10/20/2011
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 3  bipolar 1 this is my second rating- because although I have STOP my CRYING spells, it has caused other issues with me, including- confusion, my motor skills are S.L.O.W my brain is waaay to relaxed, I feel like I am in slow motion, I can hardly write, my hands are so shaky, I can no longer play guitar, I cannot keep up WITH 'MY NORMAL' activities, I have memory problems, and I cant STOP eating my head off.... additionally it has made me VERY aggressive! I called on Friday to my doctor, my dr was not in so another dr called me back, and told me to stop taking the zyprexa, ok, I stopped it, friday , saturday, and today sunday I have been crying all day! I will call my regular dr tomorrow, I feel hopeless now... I hope I can find a happy medium I hate being sick, I hate crying, I hate not being 'normal' .. being bipolar, borderline personality, and what ever else really sux! if you would like to contack me, pls feel free to do so.. with any questions, or suggestions. slashboo@gmail.com 43 2 months
2.5 1X D
9/18/2011
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 3  Bipolar 1 Huge weight gain, constant hunger mainly carb cravings, sleepiness I absolutely hate this medication. I was taking it for about 3 years and it only had a mild affect on my mood. The Doc then took me off it and I lost 20kgs of the weight I had gained in 3 months. I then had a manic episode and he once again prescribed Zyprexa at a lower dose. While I haven't regained the weight I have stopped losing (I still have lots to lose from gaining while on Zyprexa in the first place) F 55 3 years
7.5 mg 2X D
9/15/2011
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 3  Bi-Polar- Borderline Personality As of yet, I have noticed any side effects. HOWEVER- my husband says that yes I am not crying anymore, I am very aggressive! Meds I am taking-Zyprexa- 2.5 Lamictal -300 mgs Klonopin-0.5 All low doses- I have not gained any weight, fact I have lost weight. Zaprexa does make me VERY thirsty- dry mouth- and constipation. Lamictal- makes me sweat profusely and vivid dreams. F 42 30 days
2.5 1X D
9/4/2011

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