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Elimination of Psychosis by Sedation
Zyprexa (Olanzapine)
by SirMoses
Citation:   SirMoses. "Elimination of Psychosis by Sedation: An Experience with Zyprexa (Olanzapine) (exp61481)". Erowid.org. Jun 5, 2021. erowid.org/exp/61481

 
DOSE:
20 mg oral Pharms - Olanzapine (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


First off, I am a 22 year old male that weighs about 180 pounds. When I first started taking olanzapine I was a mere 135 pounds. I have been also prescribed Adderall XR 20mg to counteract the sedating properties of the olanzapine. Before I was put on olanzapine, I was psychotic. I was swinging between a mood of depressed and antisocial to loud, crying, and violent. I was admitted to the psychiatric hospital and put on Zyprexa (olanzapine). I felt more sedated the next day than I ever have from any drug ever. And I used to be into hard narcotics like Morphine and OxyCodone. So I know what it feels like to be heavily sedated. But I have to say that the following day I was alot more calm and collected. I almost immediately saw a change in my behavior and mental processes. I also started to gain weight after starting to take this medicine. In about 2 years I went from 135lbs to 180lbs. My appetite has increased, as I can eat literally all day long. As for the sedation, it has worn off in the past years, to a degree. I am no longer to the point where I want to sleep constantly, but I do not have as much energy as I used to and I sleep 12 to 16 hours a day. I have been taking this medicine now for 3 years and It has done its job. I very rarely get psychotic, and I can keep calm in almost any situation. My mental processes are a lot more systematic, and it seems easier to focus on something with a clear head. All in all, it seems like Zyprexa has done all that it is meant to do, keep my moods in order, and making unavoidable, persistant thoughts a thing of the past. I think that if you are thinking about trying to get on Zyprexa, you should of course discuss it with your doctor, but also weight the side effects against other antipsychotics/mood stabilizers, as Zyprexa is effective at reducing symptoms, but at the price of being heavily sedated most of your waking hours.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 61481
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 5, 2021Views: 758
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Pharms - Olanzapine (260) : Not Applicable (38), Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Health Benefits (32), Retrospective / Summary (11)

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