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I wonder if anyone could help please... I am a 33 woman and I took Zypexa for 6 years due to very mistaken and stupid diagnosis (10mg`s for 2 years and 5mg for 4 years) and Cypralex for first 3 years.
I quit Cypralex 3 years ago while on Zyprexa and quit Zyprexa 11 months ago after a 3 months taper.I am absolutely,100% drug free.I am in full withdrawal/discontinuation syndrome and I have experienced a lot of debilitating sypmtoms,severe insomnia,severe muscular pain throughout the body,uncontrolled rage,tremors,severe headaches,stiff/pain in my neck and shoulders,severe stomach pain,vulvodynia,PMS,IBS.. over 80 symptoms in total... I`ve changed my diet completely,I becomed a vegan (no meats,no eggs,milk or gluten),I eat very very clean,I cook my own meals at home and stay away from any processed foods,conservants or additives.I don`t take any painkillers,absolutely no pills at all.I manage my pain with ginger tea and a arnica based organic solution.I don`t drink coffee,alcohool... I don`t smoke.
I try to live a very healthy,clean live and exercise (take gentle walks in the park).The diet change paid off and the symtomps are starting to dissapear and I am starting to have good and lasting windows.My sleep has improved a little but not so much... my night sleep depends of how my day was... if I had a stress free day and everything was fine I am sleeping 4-6 hrs... if my day was not a good one or I have something relatively important to do the next day I might sleep from 5-6 am to 11 am or not sleep at all until 9-10am! 
Overall I am doing fine if I stay away from cold,bad postures and stress and take care of what I eat.I have very low stress tolerance and any little arguement,contradiction or event in my life brings a very bad wave of symptomps,the insomnia returns in full swing,the muscular and head pain returns,convulsion/ tremors as well and of course the depression as a result of lack of hope.Suddenly I have the feeling that I never healed at all because the symptoms are exactly as bad and severe as when I quit Zyprexa.I am very fragile and I wonder if I will ever heal completely and have 0 symptoms exactly like the normal person I was before drugs.
11 months of endurance and pain have passed and I really want my old life and body back... no pains,no restrictions (from cold air,stress or bad postures).
If anyone has COMPLETELY healed from Zyprexa and be 100% free of any psihotropic drugs please e-mail me and let me know how you`re doing,how long it took you to be normal and live a normal live again.If your stress tollerance is normal,if you don`t have any pains no matter the climate condition,if you`re sleeping well no matter how your day was,If you can eat or drink anything and don`t have any symptoms.PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT [removed email address]
Many many thanks and hang in there!

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When you quit a medicine cold turkey that is when you have the worst time of it.  I am sorry that you did not titrate down ever so slowly- maybe over the course of months.  I quit Zyprexa cold turkey when I was 18 and had symptoms that lasted about 2.5 years.  

I am meds now but they are ones that agree with me and don;t cause bad side effects in me.  

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Many of the symptoms listed could also be part of symptoms of a mental health condition returning, rather than a medical withdrawal.  Especially the anxiety and lack of sleeping... zyprexa may actually have been helping you sleep more regularly.

I was on zyprexa for about 6 months and it had major side effects for me while I was on it including extreme weight gain and lethargy.  However when I went off of it I didn't really have any side effects other than the weight I had already gained still being there.  On the other hand the zyprexa was very effective for pulling me out of a psychosis...

What is the half life of zyprexa?  I'd think that it is pretty much gone from your system by now.  By what mechanism do you think it is having all of these effects?  I know that I felt that maybe it took a long time for my metabolism to get back to normal after stopping zyprexa, but I'm not sure that all the things you're attributing to zyprexa can be explained from it.

Did you taper off the cipralex?  Quitting ssri antidepressants suddenly can have some negative effects which is why it is good to taper off them with the help of your doctor.  

I am glad that eating a healthier diet is helping you feel so much better.  However I think it might be dangerous to suggest that doing so can cure all mental health problems.  I don't think you said that exactly, but it is good to keep your expectations realistic.  

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