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Went to the pdoc Friday. I was taking 5mg Zyprexa daily, complained about the weight gain and the fact I'm popping cloneazepam almost daily and she tells me me I can stop the Zyprexa daily and just take it instead of the cloneazepam on an as needed basis. I dont recall too many others taking zyprexa only once in a while. Does anybody else take it prn? and if so at what dose? Also does it do any good other than making you tired taking it in this fashion? Its not that I dont trust my doc its just seems strange to me.

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5-10mg prn, but no sooner than I stop taking it, I start needing it again, so right now it's one week on, one week off. I just want to stay on it, as I feel so good on it.

Hay i take 10 mg of zyprexa .5 mg of clonazepam ... and 1000mg of depakote er... to help keep me from goin insane and goin off the deep end .... so my friend your not alone when i take all my meds i feel so damm good it aint funny ..

----thats my biggest fear is i keep stopin my meds once i feel very powerful

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I was prescribed Zyprexa last christmas for an everyday basis. They started me on 20 mg (the highest recommended dose, I think?) and that made me into a constantly eating zombie. I gained several kilos in two weeks. They reduced the dose to 2.5-5 mg but when I got admitted into the hospital they stopped it.

However, when having really bad anxiety two weeks ago I remembered those old 2.5 Zyprexa pills that I still had. Two of those and BAM! I felt ok again. It shuts my mind up so I can think rationally about my situation and not freak out.

So yeah, it works for me really well and I hope it works for you.

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Well right now i am on 10 mg until they raise it they just upped me to 1000MG of depakote er so there waitin for me to get all stable on it then they wanna take the zypreaxa up another notch i feel like emerill the cook lol

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Well right now i am on 10 mg until they raise it they just upped me to 1000MG of depakote er so there waitin for me to get all stable on it then they wanna take the zypreaxa up another notch i feel like emerill the cook lol

I take it at 5mg daily with a bunch of other stuff (see my sig), and 10mg prn.

In reality I take 5mg daily and an extra 5mg every few days for agitation and anxiety.

My moods are definitely better on 10mg daily, but I was eating too much and too tired at that dose.

I've never had a full-blown freakout since going on Zyprexa, so I wouldn't know how it compares with klono for bringing you down.

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heck i dont wanna think about sleep to me thats one of the hardest times of the night to get relaxed. at times i end up pacing back and forth and ya no matter or how ya lay can never seem to find any comfort so your mind runs wild!

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I take zyprexa prn 10 mgs but when i was on it regularly she (my pdoc) made me titrate all the way down to nothing before going prn while substituting seroquel because I got akathesia. But hey if the klonopin is working and you're having no side effects from cutting the zyprexa off cold turkey then I guess it's a good thing. But doctors usually don't just say quit it cold turkey unless theres some sort of emergency (in my experience ymmv) zyprexa works really well to shut down the chaos in my brain.

lilie

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i guess this is similiar, since we're talking about AAP drugs- one of my pdocs had me popping half a risperdal instead of a klonopin when i got anxious at work. it cleared my thinking rather fast but i never felt it touched my anxiety. maybe zyprexa would. i'd say give it a go.

i have Z in the house that i'm supposed to be giving back to my pnurse, but i'm keeping it because i want it for those emergencies when Z is all that is going to help. i can just take 20 and think straight in about 30 minutes. it is an amazing substance. the love of my pharmacutical life.

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ahh i dont like risperdal i didnt like the headaches it gave me so they took me off that and put me on zyprexa instead and i am glad they did cause sometimes the side effects do more then the pill is supposed to LOL!!!>.

I think alot of my paranois panic anxiety etc all ties into my bipolar and based on my moods i can be superman to the hermit ...

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