Cetkat Posted October 15, 2006 Share Posted October 15, 2006 I've been on Zyprexa for a week now following a stint on Abilify that ended in horrible akathisia. When I started the Abilify, I noticed it's effect a few days in & it was good up until I went up to 10mg. Then, I had problems no matter what the dose - so it was a time thing, not quantity I think. On the Abilify, I had some side effects in the beginning - mostly a headache and drowsiness. And I waited for that to calm down before increasing the dose. I also felt it working a bit. On the Zyprexa, nothing. Not one side effect, good or bad. It's like a sugar pill. However, I'm worried that if I increase it (with pdoc approval) that the same akathisia will come back. But I'm not getting any benifit from it now and there doesn't seem to be anything to adjust to. So, what do you all think? Would staying at 5 mg lessen my chance to get akathisia, or would I get it anyway if I'm going to? If that's the case, I might as well find out sooner rather than later, right? It's also made by Lily, and their Cymbalta has been my wonderdrug (in terms of zero side effects going on or off, and it actually doing something for me), so I'm inclined to think that this med might work the same way. Suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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