It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 19
genie04 HB User
is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone else has taking/is taking Zyprexa (or Olanzapine) for obsessive thoughts?

How well has it worked for you?Did it help you and did you have many side effects? What kind of dosage did you have? I am currently taking 5mg at night and the only side effect I have noticed is that it makes me very sleepy.

To anyone who might know, do the side effects such as the sleepiness wear off at all over time?

Thanks to anyone who can help

Genie

 
Old 09-27-2004, 05:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 124
alliemay HB User
Re: is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

it made me really tired and FAT im not sure what was working i was also on prozac and clonazapam

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-27-2004, 06:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 124
alliemay HB User
Re: is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

yeah it's supposed to make you too tired to think or something like that it will stay like that your supposed to take it before you wanna sleep i think

 
Old 09-30-2004, 04:36 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: IL, USA
Posts: 685
*music23* HB User
Thumbs down Re: is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

I took one dose of Zyprexa and never took another.
It made me like I was drunk! I took it at night, and then the next morning I was slurring my words, I couldn't balance, I was constantly falling over... not a good experience. I never did find out if it worked for me. Those side effects began to wear off in the afternoon and were basically gone by night.
Kristina

 
Old 10-01-2004, 01:54 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2
cda031076 HB User
Re: is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

i take geodon which is almost the same at that ,and the geodon does make you sleepy and make you sleepy like forever.....how does this supposed to help with ocd other than putting you to sleep so you don't have to deal with the ocd.....that is the only goood from this,it puts you to sleep so you don't have to deal with the ocd

 
Old 10-08-2004, 03:11 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: melbourne, vic, aust
Posts: 7,380
hry33 HB Userhry33 HB User
Re: is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

if the first dose of any new med effects you strongly then reduce the dose for a while, cut the tablet into halves or quarters
zyprexa is a newish antipsychotic thats being promoted for many different conditions
I dont know whether its approved for OCD

 
Old 10-14-2004, 07:35 AM   #7
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 146
PAmermaids HB User
Re: is anyone else taking Zyprexa for obsessive thoughts?

hello, i took Zyprexa and took it at night too, also made me very tired and, lol fat like i heard another poster say, yeah i can't say it helped too much with the depression, but i was on other depression meds at the same time. different meds affect people different ways. so your experience could be better than mine was. i wish you luck feeling better

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Question for anyone who took Accutane as a teenager or child? derekm Acne 5 10-27-2011 02:01 PM
Please help..does anyone else go through this type of ocd WITH FOOD?! Please read!!! Getouttamyhead Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2 04-12-2010 02:10 PM
Has anyone gained weight on Zyprexa? strawberrysc Bipolar Disorder 8 09-24-2009 08:52 PM
Is this depression or something else? TruthSeeker2007 Depression 6 10-08-2007 01:45 PM
Anyone Else Get This? Uncle En Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2 03-08-2007 04:32 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Eyes2thesky (10), TrainOfThought (10), paisleyprincess (5), guitarman86 (5), PinkIcecream (4), eddysmom1 (3), Kali333 (3), dee088 (3), Sillygrl (3), BadMalibu (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:12 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!