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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    It seems like it helps anxiety greatly, but I personally wouldn't take it unless I had exhausted all other options. The side effect profile is too great.

    Are you taking any antidepressants at the moment?
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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    Quote Originally Posted by Emphyrio View Post
    It seems like it helps anxiety greatly, but I personally wouldn't take it unless I had exhausted all other options. The side effect profile is too great.

    Are you taking any antidepressants at the moment?

    I am currently taking Wellburtin and Cymbalta. Wellburtin works ok to control my moods but sadly causes me a lot of side effects so I am looking to kick it at some point.
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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    I've just been prescribed 2.5mg twice daily for GAD but I'm still as anxious. My anxiety makes me vomit and lose my appetite, I have become almost scared to eat in case it starts off all the sickness so I'm guessing my doctor thought this might get me eating but hasn't helped so far.

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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    Olanzapine really helped me out when I had a really tough time with an elevated mood and IMO it's one of the meds thats good for a few things: Calming you down RIGHT NOW, Sleeping problems and appetite problems.

    Couldn't imagine taking it for anxiety though but saying that it is a major tranquilizer.

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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    Quote Originally Posted by somerandom View Post
    Olanzapine really helped me out when I had a really tough time with an elevated mood and IMO it's one of the meds thats good for a few things: Calming you down RIGHT NOW, Sleeping problems and appetite problems.

    Couldn't imagine taking it for anxiety though but saying that it is a major tranquilizer.
    What condition were you prescribed it for out of interest?
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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    Quote Originally Posted by Emphyrio View Post
    What condition were you prescribed it for out of interest?
    Bipolar disorder during my hypomanic phase.

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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    I've been experiencing horrific levels of agitation/restlessness/panic recently and have tried a lot of different meds with no success. I'm having trouble sleeping, feel extremely irritable and snappy, experience intrusive thoughts and feel like I'm constantly having a panic attack. Will this medication help me? I have issues with antipsychotics but I'm willing to try anything to get rid of this constant agitated feeling.
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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    Olanzapine has been a lifesaver for me.
    It was prescribed as an add on to Mirt which was doing nothing for my anxiety, which was so bad I had taken myself to a and e.
    It still continues to work for me,and I have nothing but praise for it.
    I take 5ml at night.
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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    Thanks for your reply. Did it work instantly or did it take a few days/weeks to 'kick in'?
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    Re: Zyprexa, The anxiety killer but at a price

    It worked more or less instantly.
    It took away all of the horrible anxiety symptoms without being too sedating.
    Let me know how you get on
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